Oxford Circus is a major intersection in London’s West End. Oxford Street is a road and area that is both iconic and important to the history of London. It was originally part of the Via Trinobantina, which was a Roman road between Essex and Hampshire. During the Middle Ages it was known as Tyburn Road, Uxbridge Road, Worcester Road and Oxford Road. During the early 18th century its name changed to Oxford Street. The name could have come from it having been referred to as the ‘Waye to Uxbridge’ or from the Earls of Oxford who were local land owners, who undertook much development in the area.
The street was notorious as as the route that prisoners were paraded on their way to be publicly hanged and crowds would gather and jeer at them as they passed. The close vicinity of the gallows and a nearby slum, the St. Giles Rookery, meant that middle and upper class people did not want to live there. The street was a popular centre for entertainment though, with bear baiting spectacles, pubs and theatres. The Pantheon opened there in 1772, which was famous for hosting grand balls and concerts. Eventually it was converted into a bazar, when its popularity waned and ultimately it was demolished and replaced with Marks and Spencer, which still stands there today.
Oxford Circus itself was originally called Regent Circus North following the development of Regent Street. It was at this time that the area became a retail centre in the early 19th century with many shops opening locally. By 1864, it had become well established as a popular site for shopping and John Lewis opened its first shop, a haberdashery, soon followed by DH Evans. In 1909, Selfridges appeared and not long later, many other department stores and retail establishments sprung up.
For about a decade from 1912, Oxford Circus was redeveloped with the aim of becoming solely a retail destination with the last remaining private homes finally giving way completely to stores in 1930. Unfortunately, Oxford Street suffered severe damage during bombings during WWII. It was rebuilt but then, again in the 70’s it became a target for bombings, now from the IRA. Now, the location continues to attract people from all over the country and all over the world for shopping and to experience the hustle and bustle of central London. There have been plans in the works to pedestrianise Oxford Street, but those still have not come to fruition.
As it’s such a central location, allowing visitors to shop until they feel the need to step off to one of the surrounding areas into Bond Street, for upmarket shopping or into Soho for a drink in a fashionable bar, it’s definitely not a place you want to spend time on your own. Why not experience this exciting part of London with one of our beautiful, fun and attentive escorts on your arm?
Oxford Circus is in the heart of London. Located the crossing of Oxford Street and Regent Street, it is a central spot giving visitors easy access to all parts of the West End. Oxford Street Is in the City of Westminster and runs from Tottenham Court Road to Marble Arch. It is considered the busiest shopping street in Europe.
If you don’t fancy spending all your time shopping, you may be surprised by all the fun that can be had along Oxford Street. One super fun spot is called Swingers and it may not be what you expect. It’s actually an indoor 9 hole crazy golf club just off Oxford Circus with a bar and restaurant to enjoy. Or, if you are looking for something more refined, check out the Photographer’s Gallery, which has a wide range of exhibitions, workshops and talks for anyone interested in photography. Imagine yourself having the time of your life, experiencing some of the best that the West End has to offer with a stunning and charming companion by your side, who is eager to help you complete your day with a bang.
Everyone who comes to London wants to see the sights at Oxford Circus. While shopping isn’t always considered a tourism experience, when it comes to the Oxford Circus area, the history and the opportunity make for a spectacular day on the town. Because the area is so busy, it’s easy to feel a little bit lost and alone in a crowd if you don’t have some company. So, why not treat yourself to a date with one of our gorgeous escorts, while you visit the area. She’ll make sure that you receive plenty of attention and can relax fully and satisfyingly after a hard day shopping and exploring.
Spending time in Oxford Circus can be fun and exciting, but all that walking and exploring can be tiring. That’s why it is so important to have a comfortable and luxurious place to rest, relax, put your feet up and recreate afterwards. For anyone looking for the best that can be found in London, Claridge’s has got to be the perfect hotel. It is truly a British institution, having been built during the Victorian era and continuing to host to movie stars, royalty and world leaders. In the early 20th century Churchill, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Yul Brynner and Bing Crosby were all residents at Selfridge’s. If you’re going to stay in a home to the stars, you might as well do it right and book one of their palatial suites with enormous, sumptuous beds, which are designed for playful evenings of sensuous delight.
If afternoon tea at Selfridge’s is not your ‘cup of tea’, then head out to grab a meal at Berner’s Tavern, a glamorous setting which is both intimate and impressive. Service at Berner’s is famously excellent and the fine selection of British food will satisfy any palate. Of course, we know that there is more than one kind of hunger that needs to be satisfied, which is why we have some of the most attractive, educated escorts available to accompany you, who will provide delightful conversation and pleasurable after dinner treats.
Oxford Circus Tube Station opened in 1900. Even from the early days, it struggled to cope with the number of people eager to pass through while visiting central London, so by 1912 it already had to be refurbished to alleviate crowding. Overtime, it continued to be upgraded and improved to accommodate the growing number of passengers. Today it has 14 escalators with almost 130,000 people using the station daily. It is considered the third busiest underground station on the tube network.