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Oxford Circus

Constructed by John Nash in the 19th century, Oxford Circus is the busy intersection in London’s West End, in between Regent Street and Oxford Street.

At the beginning of 2009, Westminster City Council budgeted £4million for a pedestrian scheme to allow shoppers to cross the intersection diagonally in attempt to make the original crossing less congested. This was completed by the November of 2009 and cost a total of over £5million.

Oxford Circus shopping is extremely popular, some of the better-known shops include Nike Town, Topshop and H&M and a grand total of two million people visit Oxford Circus each year.

Image credit: Abigail Silvester

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