What happened at Oxford Circus station?

British Transport Police shed light on what happened A BTP spokesperson said the station was evacuated after a suspicoius item was found. They also confirmed the station has reopened. They said: “Officers were called to Oxford Circus Underground station at 9.47am today (10 July) following a report of a suspicious item.

Why was Oxford Circus evacuated?

POLICE have evacuated major shops on Oxford Street and shut down several roads in the area after a gas leak was identified on Poland Street in Soho.

What’s happened to Oxford Street?

The 1.2-mile long shopping street is in the throes of major change, with Covid accelerating the switch to buying online and in more local shops. This has driven away commuters, day trippers and international tourists. But Oxford Street is still devoted almost exclusively to retail.

Why is Oxford Circus closed?

Oxford Circus Tube station was temporarily closed 113 times in the space of a year because of overcrowding, new figures have shown. The shutters were brought down on entrances a further 15 times for other reasons, including staffing issues and strikes, in the 12 months to October.

Why is Oxford Circus famous?

Oxford Street famous for unrivalled shopping experience. Located in City of Westminster in the West End of London, from Tottenham Court Road to Marble Arch via Oxford Circus, Oxford Street is one of the Europe’s busiest shopping street where half a million visitors visits daily to approx 300 shops.

Why was London Underground evacuated?

Banksy sprays London Underground with coronavirus artwork London commuters were evacuated from the station following a fire alert. Several passengers shared their frustrations on social media after the incident disrupted rush-hour journeys.

Is Oxford Circus closed today?

No disruptions There are no reported disruptions at any .

Can you live on Oxford Street?

Oxford Street is London’s busiest shopping street. But it could soon become one of London’s hottest residential addresses… Some 600,000 people visit Oxford Street every day – 30% from overseas – and it’s a spot that many live-long Londoners will think twice before visiting.