Friday, 7 February 2014

Oxford Street and Chinatown

London - Part 4 - A Little American History
By now it was late afternoon and soon the shops would be closing, so we left Piccadilly and walked along Berkeley Street, past The Mayfair Hotel where the paparazzi were waiting for someone, around Berkeley Square, along Mount Street and past The Connaught Hotel and into Grosvenor Square.  At one corner of this square, where Duke Street starts is this house - Number 9:-
The brass plaque reads:-
Still heading towards Oxford Street we discovered these gardens, Brown Hart Gardens, set on top of an electricity substation.
We arrived on Oxford Street opposite this shop
Selfridge & Co.
Closing time was fast approaching, so we just had a quick look around.
The snake-backed dress is by Roberto Cavalli and that gold suit is vintage couture, it is as old as me!
"Midnight Queen" by Jack Vettriano Butler stands in the shoe department.  The clawed shoe called "Fang" is by designer Iris van Herpen and recently appeared in the film "Hunger Games 2 - Catching Fire".
Back outside
and we walked down Oxford Street, heading east towards the city centre again.
This photo is taken looking back at Selfridge's.

We turned off Oxford Street and into Regent Street and had to have a quick look in Liberty.  It is such a beautiful building.
Directly behind Liberty is Carnaby Street.

From there it is only a short distance, via Oxford Circus, to Chinatown.
We went back to see the lanterns lit up.  Chinatown was still very busy.
These cakes caught my attention - yummy!
We decided that we had done enough walking, so we caught The Tube back to where we had parked the car and headed home.
We hope to make regular day trips into London this year and discover other parts of The City in more detail.


Connie said...

I am enjoying tagging along on your tour of London. I am seeing so much more in your photos than I've ever seen in tourist publications. This is wonderful, thank you.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

thesnailgarden said...

You are most welcome Connie.
Best wishes, Pj x