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Friday, 12 April 2013

Hotels near Oxford Street: A shopper's delight

London has long been known across the world for its unique and exclusive shops. The Capital's premier retail outlets offer such variety that there is something to attract every taste. The following are just some of the shops in close proximity if you choose one of the hotels near Oxford Street as your base.

Selfridges is London's second largest department store and was opened by Harry Gordon Selfridge in 1909. One of the first shops to put merchandise on display for customers, Selfridge aimed to make the shopping experience enjoyable; an outing for all the family. In fact, the first time television was displayed to the British public was on the first floor of Selfridges in April 1925. And this ethos of integrating education and consumerism continues right up to the present day with fabulous window displays and a huge variety of items, both designer and high street, on offer.

If you are after luxury goods, Liberty is one of London's oldest and most prestigious stores. Stocking designer goods, ornaments, fabrics and art since 1875, Liberty is located on Regent Street but hotels near Oxford Street will give you easy access to the mock Tudor building. The striking frontage was built from the timber of two ships in 1924 and even the interior is testament to the 1920's fashion for Tudor revival. Just wandering around the building can be a fascinating experience for architecture buffs.

John Lewis is a British icon amongst those who care about high quality yet affordable goods. With department stores throughout Great Britain, the Oxford Street outlet is the group's flagship outlet, showcasing an exciting array of haberdashery and household goods.

Hotels near Oxford Street are ideally positioned for a visit to Harrods. This up-market emporium is Europe's largest department store, occupying a 5-acre site with over a million square feet of selling space and 330 departments. For professionals dashing out for a light lunch after a session in business meeting rooms London's leading department store offers an appetising selection of lunch venues. Similarly, for weekend visitors staying in family accommodation London's Harrods store has something for everyone to explore, including clothes, toys, food, beauty items, pets, jewellery and electronics.

If you would like to know more about visiting some of London's most famous shops, why not get in touch with our team who will be more than happy to help.

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