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
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Christmas lights are illuminated on Oxford Street on Nov 27, 2011 in London (Getty Images)
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Shoppers walk down Oxford Street on November 27, 2011 in London, England (Getty Images)
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Christmas decorations are displayed in a store on Oxford Street (Getty Images)
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Retailers have predicted that Monday will be the busiest and biggest online shopping day of the year (Getty Images)
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Consumers purchase goods in time for Christmas deliveries (Getty Images)
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Shoppers walk beneath Christmas lights on South Moulton Street (Getty Images)
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Shoppers make their way through Apple Market in Covent Garden (Getty Images)
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A woman takes a photograph of a giant Reindeer in Covent Garden market (Getty Images)
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UK retailers have been hit by drop in spending as shoppers have trimmed budgets in face of rising taxes and bills (Getty Images)
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Giant baubles hang in Covent Garden market (Getty Images)
Mon 28 Nov 2011 01:36 PM GST
Last Updated: Mon 23 Jan 2017 04:38 PM GST