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50th anniversary of Oxford Street’s Protein Man

Less Lust, by Less Protein. 50 years ago, a man started walking around with a simple sign exhorting people to avoid protein as it leads to lust.


A chance to design the Oxford Street Christmas Lights

We've barely taken down the lights, and plans for Christmas are already under way - with an open competition to design Oxford Street's 2018 lights.


Oxford Street pedestrianisation consultation closes next week

A consultation that could see Oxford Street pedestrianised closes next week.


Oxford Street could be a black-cab free zone ahead of Elizabeth line arrival

The long snaking lines of black cabs and red buses along the length of Oxford Street could become a rarer sight if plans by TfL to shake up the area are approved.


Elizabeth Line’s arrival to see cuts to buses along Oxford Street

The arrival of the Elizabeth Line (nee, Crossrail) in a couple of years time will see more changes to central London -- as buses services are to be cut.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


Crossrail lecture at The Building Centre

Just back from a very interesting lecture at The Building Centre in central London, hosted by David Anderson, the Engineering Director of Crossrail. After wandering round the upstairs exhibition on subterranean London with a coffee – we were herded downstairs


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


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


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