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

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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.

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