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A district-wide programme

Oxford Street is recognised as a leading retail destination, visited by millions of people each year and is an essential part of the West End and London offer. The unique setting of this world famous street sits alongside several distinctive and historic neighbourhoods, including Fitzrovia, Marylebone, Mayfair and Soho, that provides a richness and vibrancy that cannot be matched.

That is why it is important that Oxford Street is considered as part of a diverse district, integrated in to the wider West End, where it can provide world class retail, commercial, culture and leisure opportunities, and to be a good neighbour for local residents. We will aim to provide a realistic programme to address emerging and future trends; enabling the integration of the Elizabeth Line to benefit all; provide an amazing shopping, entertainment and culture experience for many years to come and maintain the importance and character of our residential neighbourhoods.

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Key facts

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100 million people visit Oxford Street each year (recognised worldwide as a leading retail destination).

38,000

The district is home to over 38,000 residents.

114,600

The area also employs around 114,600 people.

45%

45% of jobs in the Oxford Street District are within professional services, while 27% are in retail and wholesale.

100 million people visit Oxford Street each year (recognised worldwide as a leading retail destination).

The district is home to over 38,000 residents.

The area also employs around 114,600 people.

45% of jobs in the Oxford Street District are within professional services, while 27% are in retail and wholesale.

The Elizabeth line will bring an extra 1.5 million people to within 45 minutes of central London.

Increased footfall will generate increased demand for more public space and better green spaces.

69%

69% of people travel to Oxford Street via Tube, only 3% walk.

Pedestrian peak times on Oxford Street is 16:00 – 19:00 on weekdays and 14:00 – 17:00 at the weekend.

The Elizabeth line will bring an extra 1.5 million people to within 45 minutes of central London.

Increased footfall will generate increased demand for more public space and better green spaces.

69% of people travel to Oxford Street via Tube, only 3% walk.

Pedestrian peak times on Oxford Street is 16:00 – 19:00 on weekdays and 14:00 – 17:00 at the weekend.

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Our ambition

Westminster City Council has a long term and ambitious vision for the whole of the Oxford Street district that will secure its world renowned status for generations to come, as a great place to visit, live and work.

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More information

If you want to keep up to date with our plans for the Oxford Street District and how you can get involved then please sign up to receive regular updates from us. You can also e-mail the team at oxfordst@westminster.gov.uk

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