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  • The Oxford Street Experience

    The Oxford Street Experience

    Oxford Street, located in the City of Westminster, existed from Roman times until the 17th century primarily as a westwards route out of the City of London towards Oxford, hence its name. Today, Oxford Street is one of the busiest shopping districts and the world’s largest shopping street, having more than 300 shops that attract annually around 200 million of consumers. The development of Oxford Street as a prime shopping area began at the start of 20th century, when the first furnishing specialists, Waring & Gillow, opened its doors in 1906. In recent years, Oxford Street represents the heart of London’s West End shopping, running for approximately a mile and a half from Marble Arch at the north east corner of Hyde Park, through Oxford Circus to St Giles’ Circus, at the…

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  • Getting to London from Heathrow Airport

    Getting to London from Heathrow Airport

    How can you get in and out of one of the most exciting cities on Earth easily? Heathrow is a sprawling and unpleasant airport. Immigration from outside the EU can be a chore. The London transport system can be expensive. Here are a few tips to make the going easier: Let’s start on the way in. You’ve collected your bags from the carousel, got through immigration and made it into arrivals. There are various transport options to central London; tube, black cab, mini cab, bus and train. 1. The London Underground, ‘the tube’, is the cheapest, but it can take an hour and a half if your destination at the other side of London. The tube has to stop at every station on its route. It can be crowded. It’s great for short trips, or for commuting to work. For beginning or ending a holiday,…

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  • Trafalgar Square

    Trafalgar Square

    Trafalgar Square is located in Northumberland Road, in the heart of London. In fact, its convenient location and large column makes it difficult to miss. The history of the Trafalgar Square begins in the 14th century. From this time until the 17th century, the space was used as a courtyard for the Great Mews. Not long after, the Great Mews was no longer in use. It was then that concepts began flowing for a new use of the space. The Trafalgar Square was developed by John Nash, a well-known London architect. He believed the space would be best used as an area open to the public. He dreamed of an area were culture and history can be shared. The name Trafalgar square was official given to the space in 1830. Inside the Trafalgar Square, you will find Nelson’s Column. This 18-foot statue,…

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