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Unbuilt London: The Oxford Street flyover
Unbuilt London: The Oxford Street flyover

Unbuilt London: The Oxford Street flyover

Thirty years ago, a plan was shown off to replace the main road running along Oxford Street with a giant flyover.

Jan
16
2016
Last day of the old TCR tube station entrance
Last day of the old TCR tube station entrance

Last day of the old TCR tube station entrance

This evening the shutters will be pulled across the old entrance at Tottenham Court Road tube station for the last time, as they prepare to switch the station around and start using a shiny new entrance next week.

Jan
09
2015
A Victorian shop and a roof garden at John Lewis
A Victorian shop and a roof garden at John Lewis

A Victorian shop and a roof garden at John Lewis

Up on the 3rd floor of the 1960s John Lewis building on Oxford Street can be found a relic of Victorian times -- a full shop frontage of what the first John Lewis fabric store probably looked like.

Jun
09
2014
The 300 year old Chapel of Ease just off Oxford Street
The 300 year old Chapel of Ease just off Oxford Street

The 300 year old Chapel of Ease just off Oxford Street

Just behind Debenhams on Oxford Street can be found a building that looks like a church, but isn't. A building that was consecrated, but not as a church, even though it is used for worship.

Mar
16
2014
50 years ago – a huge steel umbrella for Oxford Circus tube station
50 years ago – a huge steel umbrella for Oxford Circus tube station

50 years ago – a huge steel umbrella for Oxford Circus tube station

50 years ago this weekend, a massive operation was undertaken to open a giant umbrella over what was to become Oxford Circus tube station.

Aug
22
2013

Juggernaut threat to tiny Hanway Street?

As noticed by several people this week – after planning permission was granted – an incredibly useful side-street by Tottenham Court Road is due to get revamped. Not so that pedestrians wisely using it to bypass the congestion at the

Feb
01
2011

The Electropathic Belt

A boon to weak men; A blessing to delicate women; It restores impaired vitality – It cures Hysteria. It has cured thousands of sufferers. Available from 52 Oxford St., London (which now seems to be a travel agents). Another advert

Apr
28
2009

Looking down over London

Whilst the best views over London often come from private office blocks, which tend to be difficult to get into – if you can find a multi-story car park, the top floor often offers surprisingly good views over the city.

Feb
27
2009

Evelyn’s Yard

If you walk down Rathbone Place, which leads off from Oxford Street you might notice a rather fine old fashioned looking pub on the right hand side – The Black Horse. Take a closer look and notice the alleyway next

Jan
31
2008

The Scientologists are Recruiting

It used to be problematic walking past the Scientologists center on Tottenham Court Road without some smartly dressed person trying to lure you inside for a “brain washing” exercise – but yesterday I saw they had set up a load

Jan
13
2008
Of ancient paths, umbrellas and Chinese restaurants
Of ancient paths, umbrellas and Chinese restaurants

Of ancient paths, umbrellas and Chinese restaurants

The corner of Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road is a place of considerable crush and bustle thanks to the very narrow pavement, tube entrance and market stalls trying to sell watches and tourist tatt. For that reason, when needing

Jan
12
2008