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The West End of Oxford Street tends to be the location of many of the flagships stores of the main London department stores.
Selfridges, House of Fraser, Debenhams, Mark’s and Spencer’s amongst others go to town with Christmas decorations to attract shoppers to their stores.
However it is worth remembering in the weekends leading up to Christmas, Oxford Street gets incredibly busy and if you can shop at other off peak times you will probably get a better shopping experience.
Many of the stores hold special Christmas Events and special promotional offers.
CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES
Monday – Friday
9.am – 9pm
9:30am – 10pm
9am – 6pm
9am – 10pm
New Years Eve
9.30am – 6.30pm
New Years Day
11am – 7pm
*Some stores may vary
Typical bank holiday opening hours:
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Location – 334-348 Oxford Street, London, W1C 1JG
The origins of Debenhams is a drapers store opened by William Clark in 1778, in 1813 William Debenham became a partner in the firm that was renamed Clark and Debenham.
In 1851 Clement Freebody became a partner so the name changed to Debenham and Freebody, it was not until 1905 that the business became a limited company known as Debenhams Limited.
In the 19th and 20th century the company made many acquisitions including the Knightsbridge retailer Harvey Nichols in 1920.
By 1950,Debenhams was the largest department store group in the UK, owning 84 companies and 110 stores. In 2014 it trades out of 240 stores in 28 countries.
In 2013 Debenhams undertook a £40 million refurbishment of the flagship store in Oxford Street, which included the installation of 180,000 aluminium tiles on the exterior of the building.
Best known for its fashionwear, accessories and homeware. The Oxford Street store has a large cosmetic products floor and three restaurants/cafes.
General Opening Hours
Monday 09:30 to 20:00
Tuesday 09:30 to 20:00
Wednesday 09:30 to 21:00
Thursday 09:30 to 21:00
Friday 09:30 to 21:00
Saturday 09:30 to 21:00
Sunday 12:00 to 18:00