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Oxford Circus in November 2009 with new diagonal crossing

Oxford Circus is the area of London at the busy intersection of Regent Street and Oxford Street, in the City of Westminster. It is served by Oxford Circus tube station, which is directly beneath the junction itself.



The area was constructed in the beginning of the 19th century, designed by John Nash.

Diagonal Crossing

In 2009, Westminster City Council commenced a £4m pedestrianisation scheme for the area, allowing shoppers to cross the intersection diagonally, turning it into a "pedestrian scramble", much like Tokyo's Shibuya crossing.[1] Work started in Summer 2009, and the crossing opened on November 2nd of the same year.[2]

Major shops

A panoramic view of Oxford Circus, looking down Regent Street, as it was in March 2006

Local museums


External links

Coordinates: 51°30′55″N 0°08′31″W / 51.5153°N 0.142°W / 51.5153; -0.142


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