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Oxford St comes alive in Christmas retail rush

UK retailers have been hit by drop in spending as shoppers trim budgets in face of rising taxes, bills

Oxford St comes alive in Christmas retail rush
Christmas lights are illuminated on Oxford Street on Nov 27, 2011 in London (Getty Images)
Oxford St comes alive in Christmas retail rush
Shoppers walk down Oxford Street on November 27, 2011 in London, England (Getty Images)
Oxford St comes alive in Christmas retail rush
Christmas decorations are displayed in a store on Oxford Street (Getty Images)
Oxford St comes alive in Christmas retail rush
Retailers have predicted that Monday will be the busiest and biggest online shopping day of the year (Getty Images)
Oxford St comes alive in Christmas retail rush
Consumers purchase goods in time for Christmas deliveries (Getty Images)
Oxford St comes alive in Christmas retail rush
Shoppers walk beneath Christmas lights on South Moulton Street (Getty Images)
Oxford St comes alive in Christmas retail rush
Shoppers make their way through Apple Market in Covent Garden (Getty Images)
Oxford St comes alive in Christmas retail rush
A woman takes a photograph of a giant Reindeer in Covent Garden market (Getty Images)
Oxford St comes alive in Christmas retail rush
UK retailers have been hit by drop in spending as shoppers have trimmed budgets in face of rising taxes and bills (Getty Images)
Oxford St comes alive in Christmas retail rush
Giant baubles hang in Covent Garden market (Getty Images)