McFly performance heralds car free day in Oxford Street

15:07 23 November 2012

McFly will perform this weekend to mark the start of a traffic-free day in London

McFly will perform this weekend to mark the start of a traffic-free day in London's West End. File picture: PA Wire

Archant

Boy band McFly are set to perform in Oxford Circus tomorrow to mark the start of a traffic-free day around one of London’s biggest shopping areas.

Oxford Street and Regent Street will be a pedestrian-only zone for the eighth year running between 8am until 8pm.

As well as being treated to a three-song sing-a-long from McFly, shoppers will be served in stores around the area by famous faces such as James ‘Arg’ Argent from reality show The Only Way is Essex and Duncan Bannatyne from TV’s Dragon’s Den.

They will be fundraising for the Make A Wish Foundation, which raises money to give seriously ill children a special experience of their choice.

The day, chosen to coincide with most people’s pay-day, is set to be the biggest shopping weekend of the year with more than £100 million expected to be spent in West End.

Every year, 200 million people visit the area, spending around £7.6bn. Thirty-seven per cent of visitors are from overseas and a further 21 per cent are from outside of London.

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest London news

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Junior doctors held a massive protest in London last month over the contracts and now plan to strike for three days in December (Picture: Naomi Ackerman/ London24)

Junior doctors are going to strik elater this month for the first time since 1975. Here’s our guide to how this will affect Londoners - find out why the strike is happening and learn about both sides of the debate.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Read more
Surface Pro 4

Technology is ever evolving. We are constantly being shown new technology that is innovative, revolutionary and designed to make life easier for us all. Gone are the days of dial up modems and computers so large you needed half a room to store it. We are in the age of smooth, small and sleek. Companies are all trying their best to create technology that is easy to transport and guaranteed to be user friendly.

Read more

Latest Tech News

Transport