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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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Consultation

The Oxford Street District place strategy consultation ran between 5 November – 16 December.

We wanted to hear from everyone who has an interest in the success of the Oxford Street District to participate in the public consultation which commenced on 6th November for six weeks until 16th December. We particularly wanted to hear from those who live, do business in, work in or visit the district regularly.

More information on the consultation can be found below. 

Consultation

Zone A

Marble Arch, a historic asset for the district, is the gateway to Oxford Street, Hyde Park, and the west, playing a critical role in movement through the centre of London

Zone B

A number of flagship stores are located here, as well as hotels, connecting with neighbouring residential areas

Zone C

Home to the world famous Selfridges department store, Oxford Street connects Baker Street and the Mayfair streets of Duke Street, Orchard Street and North Audley Street

Zone D

Connects south Marylebone with the heart of Mayfair, Bond Street and the new Elizabeth Line, it is characterised by a network of historic streets

Zone E

The Cavendish Square to Hanover Square connection – providing links to green spaces and the new Elizabeth Line

Zone F

Oxford Circus, the set piece adjoining Oxford Street and Regent Street is an iconic destination and unique arrival point for many visitors to the district

Zone G

Characterised by the concentration of flagship stores it also provides connections through its side streets to East Marylebone into the north and Soho in the south

Zone H

This zone plays a key role in connecting Soho and Fitzrovia, and facilitating movement across the district and beyond with its new connections to the Elizabeth Line, with a diverse range of smaller shops and cafés

Zone I

This is a primary gateway to Oxford Street and arrival point from the new Elizabeth Line, linking the district with Tottenham Court Road and Bloomsbury, New Oxford Street, Holborn, St Giles, Seven Dials, Covent Garden and Charing Cross Road

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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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