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Oxford Street Tours and Activities

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Oxford Street
Built upon one of London’s oldest Roman roads, Oxford Street is now Europe’s most famous retail avenue. An array of major outlets and boutiques cater to about a half million shoppers each day. The street’s history, architecture, and Christmas light displays also draw all manner of visitors to the capital.
 
The Basics
The best way to enjoy Oxford Street is to stroll along its bustling paths, free to browse at your own pace. Hop-on hop-off tours provide the flexibility to wander and shop, without the constraint of a set itinerary. Alternatively, those with limited time can take advantage of tours that offer customizable itineraries with private transfer, letting visitors tick off this landmark along with other attractions.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Oxford Street is an absolute must for shopaholics.
  • Remember your coat and umbrella in winter, as the mile and a half-long street is entirely uncovered.
  • Most of the street’s major department stores are wheelchair-friendly, with step-free entrances and wide-access elevators.
 
How to Get There
As with all capital cities, driving yourself is not advised. Marble Arch, Bond Street, Oxford Circus, and Tottenham Court Road Underground stations are dotted along Oxford Street, which is also served by many local buses and hop-on hop-off services.
 
When to Get There
Oxford Street’s annual Christmas street light and window displays are a top draw for many in the city. With a different theme every year, the display turns even London’s busiest street into a festive wonderland, and some providers offer seasonal tours to experience the sight in all its glory.
 
The Survival of Oxford Street
During the Blitz of 1940-41, Oxford Street was heavily bombed by the German Luftwaffe, resulting in significant damage to flagship stores, including Selfridges and John Lewis. The street was targeted again by the Provisional IRA during the Troubles. Despite these obstacles, Oxford Street is still a retail hot spot that does upward of £5 billion in sales each year.

Address: Oxford Street, London, United Kingdom, England
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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

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Discover the grandeur of London aboard the open-top, double-decker Big Bus on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with stops including Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and onboard commentary as you view the city’s highlights and upgrade to The Big London Day Out option to get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel. Hop off to enjoy a Thames River cruise, currently operating Friday to Sunday only.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Must See London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and River Cruise

Must See London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and River Cruise

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See the best of London without the stress of rigid tour times and massive crowds on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. With your flexible pass, hop aboard the double-decker, open-top bus for a comfortable sightseeing excursion. Great for kids and adults, your pass offers multiple route options with stops at main attractions like Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and more. Bonus features include a free city walking tour, a Thames River cruise, and local discounts.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.72
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London Layover Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private

London Layover Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private

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Why spend your Heathrow layover stuck in the airport food court when you can explore London’s top attractions? Take a 6-hour private tour of the capital and create a custom itinerary based on the things that interest you. Visit Big Ben, eat traditional fish and chips, stroll through Covent Garden, and more. Whatever you decide, your private guide is with you every step of the way to ensure an authentic English experience.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Double Decker Bus Tour and Hard Rock Cafe Meal in London

Double Decker Bus Tour and Hard Rock Cafe Meal in London

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Discover London with ease and efficiency with a Hop-On Hop-Off Bus package. In addition to 24-hours of access to the seven bus routes, you also enjoy a Thames river cruise and three walking tours. Go wherever you like and take time to explore the places that interest you. When your stomach starts rumbling, head the the Hard Rock Cafe and choose from a variety of menu options.
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  • 1 day
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$75.62
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The London Eye with London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

The London Eye with London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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See London from the streets, water, and sky with this great-value package that lets you explore London at your own pace. Easily reach top sights without spending a fortune on cab fare with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket valid for 1, 2, or 3 days. You’ll also get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel and glide past Parliament and Big Ben on a Thames River cruise (Fri-Sun only).
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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London City Tour Hop On - Hop Off with Free Walking Tour and River Cruise

London City Tour Hop On - Hop Off with Free Walking Tour and River Cruise

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Maximize your time in London with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Choose a 1-day, 24-, 48-, or 72-hour ticket and make the most of unlimited travel across several routes for the ticket validity period. Get views of top London sights such as the Tower of London and Big Ben from the open-top bus, listen to audio commentary and enjoy the flexibility to hop on and off at any of the well-placed stops. All tickets also include a complimentary river cruise and a walking tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.62
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London Eye Fast-Track Ticket with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

London Eye Fast-Track Ticket with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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Have only a short stay in London? See the best of the city—and enjoy a variety of sightseeing experiences—with this convenient package. Begin with a hop-on hop-off bus tour: pick from 24-, 48-, or 72-hour passes, and cruise around town at your own pace. Then, head to the London Eye, where you’ll enjoy fast-track entry and sky-high views. This package also includes a river cruise which currently operates Friday to Sunday.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Private Professional Photoshoot in London

Private Professional Photoshoot in London

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Feel like a VIP in London on this photo shoot. A professional photographer will accompany you to some of London's most photogenic attractions and guide you on how to pose like a model. Whether you want to post your photos on social media or keep them as private family portraits, this photo tour is a great way to get memorable, attractive mementos of your time in London.
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  • 1 hour
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Full Day London Private Classic Tour

Full Day London Private Classic Tour

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Optimize your time in the British capital on a private full-day tour, zipping between landmarks by traditional black cab for an authentic London experience. Discover iconic highlights such as the London Eye, Tower of London, and Buckingham Palace and enjoy plenty of stops for pictures or a closer look. Benefit from your guide’s personalized recommendations to add additional stops according to your interests.
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  • 7 hours
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Madame Tussauds London with Hop-on Hop-off Tour and River Cruise

Madame Tussauds London with Hop-on Hop-off Tour and River Cruise

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Explore London your way with a popular hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus that takes you directly to dozens of top attractions like Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, and Downing Street. Take in views from atop the double-decker bus and ride as often as you like with a 24-, 48-, or 72-hour ticket. This combo tour also includes admission to the legendary Madame Tussauds wax museum, where you can pose for selfies with models of your favorite celebs including Benedict Cumberbatch, Kim Kardashian, and the royal family.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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London by Night: Non-Stop Sightseeing Bus Tour

London by Night: Non-Stop Sightseeing Bus Tour

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Experience the city as the sun begins to set and London lights up around you. A non-stop tour combining a live guided bus tour and a river cruise. A great tour to rediscover the city under a new light, the best of London by bus and boat. The city bursts into life at night and London looks spectacular with twinkling lights cutting through the darkness. Watch the city come alive as the sun sets and as famous monuments such as the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye light up. From the comfort of the top deck, to a tranquil seat on the river, don’t miss out on the perfect night experience. Some of the landmarks on our night tour include: Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London and many more.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Private Tour: Traditional Black Cab Tour of London’s Christmas Lights

Private Tour: Traditional Black Cab Tour of London’s Christmas Lights

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See London’s Christmas lights in style on this private tour by black cab. Cruise past top London sights and jump out for a stroll down the city's bustling shopping streets. Marvel at glitzy illuminations, twinkling lights, and extravagantly decorated shop windows in upmarket neighborhoods such as Belgravia and Chelsea, and see the iconic Oxford Street Christmas light displays. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Christmas Special: Westminster Abbey Guided Tour & Magical Christmas Lights

Christmas Special: Westminster Abbey Guided Tour & Magical Christmas Lights

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Treat yourself to a festive afternoon tea at Westminster Abbey, then board a luxury coach to see the Christmas lights of London. Set in a private room in the Cellarium Café and Terrace at Westminster Abbey, the afternoon tea is complete with turkey and smoked salmon sandwiches, gingerbread, mince pies, Christmas cake, and more. With your appetite sated, you’ll then board a coach to see the twinkling lights of London and the Norwegian Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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London Christmas Lights Tour with a Local: Private & Personalized

London Christmas Lights Tour with a Local: Private & Personalized

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London is known for its spectacular Christmas lights, decorations, markets, and window displays. On this tour, you’ll save hours researching and planning your itinerary by having a local host to take you on an action-packed tour of top attractions. See Covent Garden’s window displays, learn where to see the best Christmas lights, and enjoy Christmas Markets at South Bank. You’ll also get to enjoy the quintessentially British experience of visiting a London pub, and a hot chocolate, mulled wine, or soft drink is included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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London Christmas Lights & Festive Decorations Private Walking Tour

London Christmas Lights & Festive Decorations Private Walking Tour

Christmas in London has a unique charm all of its own. Anticipation becomes even more palpable as dusk slowly gives way to nightfall. Shoppers begin to gather and carollers fill the air with joyful music as they wish peace and goodwill to all men, women and children, and as you wander through the jolly, colourful streets, your guide will describe the background surrounding some of London's best-known seasonal customs and traditions. Night time is when you will be able to marvel and wonder at the magical Christmas lights illuminating some of the most famous streets and squares in the British capital, such as Oxford Street, Carnaby Street, Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden. The fantastic Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, the last stop on this wonderful tour, is one of the best things to do in London at Christmas. It features a vast selection of festive entertainment and activities. This unforgettable tour is the ideal way to soak up the festive atmosphere and get ready for Christmas!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.95
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London Christmas Lights Walking tour for Kids and Families

London Christmas Lights Walking tour for Kids and Families

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Christmas in London has a special charm all of its own. As evening begins to descend a magical transformation occurs while carols fill the air with joyful music, bringing back heart-warming memories. For children, this is a time when excitement begins to build as they anticipate what a visit from Father Christmas may bring, and our local guide, with extensive experience in leading tours for families with kids, knows very well how to keep the young ones entertained as you and your family take in some of London's most beautiful Christmas lights and decorations. After nightfall, you will be able to admire some of London's most famous streets and squares illuminated by magical Christmas lights, including Oxford Street, Carnaby Street, Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, and the amazing Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. As you wander through the colourful streets, your guide will describe the background surrounding some of London's best-known seasonal customs and traditions.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour Guide London with a Local: Kickstart your Trip, Personalized ★★★★★

Private Tour Guide London with a Local: Kickstart your Trip, Personalized ★★★★★

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Discover London at your own pace—and see sides of the city that you’re most interested in—on this private, fully customizable tour. Meet your guide at a time and place that are most convenient for you, and get ready to explore. Based on your preferences, you can visit some of the city’s major attractions, from Buckingham Palace to Big Ben. You can also veer off the tourist track: follow your guide to London’s vibrant neighborhoods, bustling markets, locals-frequented cafes, and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.57
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Christmas Tour

Christmas Tour

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Christmas is especially magical in London, as the city goes all out with decorations and festive extras. But did you know that celebrating Christmas was once illegal in the city? Find out who banned Christmas and who brought the celebration back, then visit some of the best displays in the city like the Oxford Street lights and the ice skating rink at the Natural History Museum.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$136.23
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The Best Beatles Private Tour (including Buckingham Palace & Westminster Abbey)

The Best Beatles Private Tour (including Buckingham Palace & Westminster Abbey)

• Explore Buckingham Palace where Paul McCartney And Ringo Star were knighted • See the secret location of the Beatles last rooftop gig • See where Paul lived with Jane Asher and composed the most famous song 'Yesterday' • Discover where Beatlemania started • Walk through Carnaby Street – epicentre of the swinging sixties
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,271.94
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London Central Sightseeing Run

London Central Sightseeing Run

Cover more London sights than you would on a walking tour on a running tour that guides you through England’s capital city with ease. Ideal for travelers of a moderate fitness level, this fast-paced tour is perfect if you’ve only got limited time in London. Plus. you’ll receive undivided attention in a small group limited to15 people.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$51.00
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$51.00

Christmas Lights in London - Private Night Photography Tour

Christmas Lights in London - Private Night Photography Tour

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Capture magical displays of Christmas lights in London.  Learn how to get the best shots possible of wonderful illuminations which decorate London during the festive period.  This is an exceptional photography learning experience. You are guided and expertly instructed by a professional Fine Art Photographer who has extensive teaching experience We aim to capture as many Christmas lights as possible in Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street, Leicester Square, Soho and Regent Street. This is an amazing visual experience of dazzling light displays at Christmas. Learn about, • Lens selection and focal or zoom length • Using colour and light for creative impact • Composition • Achieving correct exposures • Slow moving night trails • How to capture tack sharp night shots We walk leisurely through the different locations and take our time in framing and composing the best shots possible. Suitable for all skill levels and for all types of digital cameras.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$272.44
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Underground London Small Group Walking Tour

Underground London Small Group Walking Tour

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London is home to the world’s oldest underground transport system, which harbors a history and culture all of its own. Get the inside scoop on the tube during a walking tour that reveals a different side of London. You’ll visit some of the oldest and newest underground stations, and discover facts and trivia that you’re unlikely to find in the guidebook.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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London Christmas Lights and Sights Private Tour

London Christmas Lights and Sights Private Tour

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During your London Christmas Lights tour, we will see the Capital's Christmas Lights ranging from the famous lights of Oxford Street and Regent Street to some lesser-known lights in Mayfair, Covent Garden, Marylebone and Kensington. You will be transported around in an iconic 'London Black Cab' but not just any cab, the new TXE ZEC Taxi, with a glass panoramic roof, giving even more opportunity to see the amazing spectacle of London at night and especially Christmas. Not only will you see the beautiful lights and soak up the magic that is London at Christmas, but I will also endeavour to give you a bit of background into the history of the areas how the streets got their names etc. We will also have plenty of opportunities to stop, stretch those legs and get those all important photos.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$388.12
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$388.12
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London Calling! (Private Half Day Rock and Roll Tour)

London Calling! (Private Half Day Rock and Roll Tour)

Spotify addicts, eat your heart out. We’re crashing the hang-outs of British punk bands and rock superstars in this tour. Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Stranglers, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Queen, The Who, The Kinks, T.Rex plus the American icon Jimi Hendrix…all hands on the deck. Discover where they played. Walk where they left their iconic footsteps…grunging in seedy Soho or swinging in swanky Mayfair. Your BCHT drivers knows a thing or two about the London rock scene. Mick Greenwood’s band recently performed at Glastonbury. Paul Williams (regularly gigs for West London ‘Riverkites’. And Mark Taylor is a Bass player himself. He played in the 1980’s new wave band ‘Department S’. We’re not talking rehearsed commentary here. Want inside info? Ask away…
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$319.61
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