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Q: history of oxford street and bond street ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: history of oxford street and bond street
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: birkem87-ga
List Price: $35.00
Posted: 27 Nov 2006 08:55 PST
Expires: 27 Dec 2006 08:55 PST
Question ID: 785943
I have a dissertation to do about bond street and oxford street at
london. Basiclly i am going to compare them in a way that why they
developed very differently from each other and why the most famous one
(oxford street) become cheaper compare to bond street. To give those
questions right answers i need to learn enough information about the
history of oxford street and bond street such as functions of them in
ancient times (if they were exsist) at medieval times and industrial
age, development of them in each age, variety of uses, architectural
developments, when the buses introduced to the area and whe the tube
introduced to the area what was the effects of this new trosportation
systems to this area...etc. I will be pleased if you can supply me
information and resource about this subjects.
Subject: Re: history of oxford street and bond street
Answered By: answerfinder-ga on 27 Nov 2006 11:30 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Dear birkem87-ga,

Here are a number of online resources to help you in your dissertation
and you are very lucky for the first and best resource by far has
recently come available online.

There is a very compressive history of Oxford Street in the Survey of
London published in 1980. And while there is no specific chapter for
Bond Street, it is mentioned on numerous occasions throughout the

Sources: Survey of London 
Year published: 1980
Pages 36-39 refer to Oxford Street

This search term will take you to all references in the Survey to Bond
Street (Old and New)

These two sites on Victorian and Georgian London have information on
transportation, street indexes, etc. Again use the search engines or
browse looking for links.

This site has trade directories for the 19th century. Search the
keywords Oxford Street and Bond Street in the London directories if
you wish to compare the types of shops and premises in both streets
over a period of time.

These sites have various maps of London. You can see how both streets
were developed over time.

London in Maps - Type Oxford street or Bond Street in search engine

The Musuem of London is worth a visit. Again use the search term
Oxford Street or Bond Street

Here?s an example  for their 1920s page
?The West End?s reputation rose with the building boom of the 1920s.
Shops made the West End fashionable and public transport made it
busier. Many of the department stores in Oxford Street and Regent
Street went up-market when they moved to new premises. Bond Street and
Mayfair provided more exclusive shopping areas but all parts of the
West End attracted crowds. The new Piccadilly underground station
opened in 1928 was designed for 50 million passengers a year. It was a
triumph for London: ?not only the best underground station in London
but the best in the world, challenging comparison with any station in
New York?.?

The Guildhall Library has some images of the area. Use this link.;jsessionid=6346BC4905969841F99AA9E74FE22465?service=page/Search

John Lewis and the history of Oxford Street

History of Bond Street - Article from Ritz Magazine 00-07-1986
History of Asprey

London?s Transport History
Central Line history

I hope this answers your question. If it does not, or the answer is
unclear, then please ask for clarification of this research before
rating the answer. I shall respond to the clarification request as
soon as I receive it.
Thank you

Search strategy
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Search on Google: Oxford Street and Bond Street

Clarification of Answer by answerfinder-ga on 27 Nov 2006 11:32 PST
Sorry, second paragraph should read "comprehensive history"

Request for Answer Clarification by birkem87-ga on 28 Nov 2006 07:47 PST
? would be more satisfied if u can supply me information about bond
street's development as good as oxford street one. Everything else as
far as i have written looks very good thank you very much

Request for Answer Clarification by birkem87-ga on 28 Nov 2006 07:50 PST
i wrote it wrong in third line instead of "i have written" it is " i have read"

Clarification of Answer by answerfinder-ga on 28 Nov 2006 09:03 PST
Dear birkem87-ga,

I have been unable to find any further detailed online information on
Bond Street. You will have to turn to libraries and archives. I do not
know where you are located, but there are books on Bond Street in the
Guildhall Library and Westminster Libraries, London. You may be able
to get them via inter-library loan.
Although their catalogue is not online, the London Metropolitan
Archives will also have information on the Street.

Two of the below books are available at (indicated by an
asterisk). Others may be available through

Guildhall Library

Berkeley Square to Bond Street : the early history of the neighbourhood 
Publication Date: 1952
Johnson, B. H

Bond Street 	
Halstead, Ivor    
Publication Date: 1952 

Bond Street reborn 	
Becker, Vivienne, 1953-    

Bond Street story. *
Collins, Norman    
Publication Date: 1965

The book of Bond Street old and new *
Desebrock, Jean    
Publication Date: 1978

Westminster Library

A walk down Bond Street : the centenary souvenir of the house of
Ashton and Mitchell, 1820-1920
Author: BRERETON, Austin
Date: 1920

Author: WHEATLEY, Henry Benjamin

London Metropolitan Archives

birkem87-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
Thank you very much. ıt was very helpful and pleasure to work with you

Subject: Re: history of oxford street and bond street
From: answerfinder-ga on 29 Nov 2006 00:35 PST
Dear birkem87-ga,
Thank you for the tip. Pleased I could help.

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