Oxford Street to be pedestrianised by 2020

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Lord Camomile, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

  2. RainbowTown

    RainbowTown Well-Known Member

    What's with the hanging figures? It looks like they're shitting on all the pedestrians.

    Or are they 'representative figures' of the Brexit voters and are shitting on all the 'unwanted' tourists?
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  3. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

  4. hash tag

    hash tag member

    Oxford Street is hell on earth and it's a shame it won't be pedestrianized.
    As an alternative, ban all motorized and electric vehicles and make it tarms only? Anyway,
    Good on Sadiq for not giving up and coming up with alternatives New plans for London's Oxford Street
  5. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    The new plans are from Westminster, not the mayor.
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  7. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    The biggest problem with Oxford Street isn't motorised traffic (though that is a major source of pollution, noise and unpleasantness of course). It's the fact that the place is hell on Earth and one would have to be completely and absolutely bonkers to choose to go shopping there, unless the store they wish to visit can only be found on that street, which in 99.999% of cases is not the case.

    Apart from the clone-town type of chain stores that are also found in every other high street or town centre in the land, there are far, far too many people during shopping hours, and the street is far too long if one fancied walking along to pop into a range of shops. You're far better off going to a shopping mall for that kind of shopping.

    The place's a souless, unlovable shithole. Kill it fire then nuke it from orbit.
  8. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    I will say that a pedestrianised Oxford Street would end up being a horrible joke of a POPS but at least you'd be able to walk around a bit more easily, as opposed to now where it's a joke.
  9. 8ball

    8ball Bar Bore Silver Medallist

    That's just to pencil in where the bankers will be going.
  10. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    You are mainly right except.....Top Shop at Oxford Circus is unlike any other Top Shop in the country and about 500 times bigger than any other one in the country. M&S at Marble Arch stocks a completely different range of clothing from any other M&S in the country. Selfridges is brilliant. The massive Primark at the other end is just fucking massive. I don't know if there is another one anywhere that is as big. That's just 4 reasons to go to Oxford Street.

    Now I don't work in the vicinity, I will visit a lot less but that is 4 very good reasons to go there and it would be a 100% better experience if it were pedestrianised.
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  11. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    I get what you're saying Mrs Miggins . I've had to visit a specific shop there from time to time (the last time on December 23, to the John Lewis store as it was the only place that had what I needed in-store in time for Xmas). Though I've found that it is far more agreeable to approach the intended place of your visit not from Oxford St itself, but on the streets running parallel to the north of it. With a bigger shop like John Lewis you do not even need to set foot on Oxford St at all, as you can enter the place through existing entrances facing the streets on the side and the back of Oxford St.
  12. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    The only place I’ve been on oxford street recently is the TK Maxx near Marble Arch and that is absolutely a circle of hell.
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  13. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    Indeed - my usual approach is the guerilla-style raid. Locate your chosen store. Walk along the parallel streets until you get to where you need to be. Dive into your chosen store and the get then fuck outta there :D
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2019
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  14. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    Also....get there at 9:30am. That's the best possible time to get there. Out by 11am at the latest.

    The massive Primark opens at 8am and is deserted at that time.

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