The Full Wiki

Oxford Circus: Wikis

Advertisements
  
  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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.

Contents

History

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

References

External links

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


Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message