Secret London: Oxford Street
Little Known Facts about Oxford Street
Oxford Street is a square on the British Monopoly board. It forms part of the green set, together with Regent Street and Bond Street.
Marks and Spencer Marble Arch is Marks and Spencer’s largest store, with over 170,000 feet of retail space!
The House of Fraser department store was the first department store in the UK to include escalators that served every floor.
Every Christmas, Oxford Street is decorated with festive lights. The use of Christmas lights began in 1959 - five years after its neighbour Regent Street had begun the tradition. In 1967, as the recession hit London, the lights were stopped and only returned to Oxford Street in 1978.
In 1966, sculptor Rick Buckley placed seven noses in secret locations around the Soho area. If you find every one you will be blessed with eternal wealth!