Oxford Street Walking Tour: The splendour of Oxford Street’s 20th century retail palaces and how to save them in 2023

M&S Marble Arch and London's Oxford Street looking east (Credit: Matthew Andrews for SAVE)

Sunday October 15th  



Join SAVE and Alec Forshaw on a special walking tour of Oxford Street – tracing 100 years of shopping through a series of landmark retail palaces. The walk will include Marks and Spencer’s Marble Arch, following the high profile public inquiry fought by SAVE and Michael Gove's recent decision to refuse planning permission for the demolition and redevelopment of their landmark building. 

Alec Forshaw is a notable expert in London’s architectural heritage - a writer, planner, historian, and was a key witness for SAVE at the Marks and Spencer public inquiry. He is the author of  'New City: Contemporary Architecture in the City of London’.

Tickets: £15 for Friends and Saviours, £18 General Public

Meeting Point: Outside the M&S store Marble Arch, where there is a wide pavement - the north-west corner of the junction of Oxford Street and Orchard Street. 

End Point: Oxford Circus tube station