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Ultimate Area Guide to Oxford Circus – Blue Tit’s Day Out

We’ve been blown away by the success of our new salon in Topshop Oxford Circus this year. To celebrate, we’ve put together the Ultimate Area Guide to Oxford Circus in the form of our favourite day out in the area, all within a short walk from our Topshop hairdressers.


10am: Breakfast at The Riding House Café

Ultimate Area Guide to Oxford Circus | Riding House Cafe

Start the day right at The Riding House Café. Sat on the corner of Great Titchfield & Little Titchfield Street, this modern brasserie serves up the best breakfast menu, from smoothies and juices to buttermilk pancakes – and even a full English.


11am: Shopping in Carnaby Street

Ultimate Area Guide to Oxford Circus | Carnaby Street

Venture a little south of Oxford Circus and onto Carnaby Street, the heart of London’s 60s scene and now home to both big fashion names and small boutiques. From streetwear label Lazy Oaf to Rag & Bone’s UK flagship store and cult indie boutique OTHER/Shop, there’s something for everyone. Done with clothes? Then hit Phonica Records on Poland Street for all of your vinyl needs – vintage and new.


1.30pm: Lunch at Inko Nito

Getting hungry again? Fresh from opening in April this year, Inko Nito on Broadwick St is the Japanese barbecue joint you need in your life. For a lighter lunch they have some great salad and sushi options, too.


3pm: Caffeine Fix at The Attendant

Ultimate Area Guide to Oxford Circus | The Attendant

This new coffee shop used to be a Soho urinal… but don’t let that put you off. The coffee is seriously good, and the cakes don’t disappoint either.


3.30pm: The Photographer’s Gallery

Ultimate Area Guide to Oxford Circus | The Photographer's Gallery

A quick gallery pit-stop is the perfect way to engage your brain mid-afternoon. The Photographer’s Gallery on Ramillies St is an ideal culture fix – and it’s got a great bookshop for gifts and coffee table essentials too. See which photography exhibitions are showing now.


4pm: Hair Re-fresh 

Ultimate Area Guide to Oxford Circus | Topshop Hairdressers

No Ultimate Area Guide to Oxford Circus would be completed without Blue Tit London! Our 10th hair salon opened on the beauty floor at Topshop Oxford Circus in May 2018 and it’s already a go-to for models, influencers and journalists alike. Designed to be a haven from the hectic pace of central London, it might be just what you need at this point. Book in for a cut, colour, blow-dry or treatment in advance. 


5pm: Browse Topshop from Top to Bottom

Ultimate Area Guide to Oxford Circus | Topshop

It’d be rude not to… Whether it’s fashion, beauty, accessories or food, there’s unlikely to be something you can’t find at Topshop’s biggest London store. Nails done, eyebrows shaped, shoes bought, dresses browsed, even a cafe and free personal shopping service if you’re feeling fancy.


 6.30pm: Cocktails at Mark’s Bar

Ultimate Area Guide to Oxford Circus | Mark's Bar

Wind down your day the only way you should in Soho – with an expertly shaken cocktail at Mark’s Bar in the basement of the iconic Hix restaurant on Brewer St. We’re into their signature gin-based creation, ‘Stiff Upper Lip’.


8pm: Dinner at Hoppers

Ultimate Area Guide to Oxford Circus | Hoppers

This family-style Sri Lankan restaurant is one of the most talked-about eateries in London right now. Hoppers doesn’t take reservations, so try to get in early or on a week day, because there will be queues for their insanely delicious curries. Definitely worth the wait.

We hope you enjoy a great day out or just try some of this mammoth list from our Ultimate Area Guide to Oxford Circus. Let us know on Instagram @bluetitlondon.

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