Oxford Street, London

A 1950s/early 1960s view of the HMV shop in London’s Oxford Street. HMV’s first-ever store opened here, at 363 Oxford Street, in 1921. It moved to a larger location at 150 Oxford Street in the 1980s, but moved back to its original location in 2013. In the photograph below, you can see a blue plaque (to the left of the photograph) celebrating the history of the ‘world’s most famous music store’.
Image: HMV
In February 2022, work started to transform the former HMV store and in March it became ‘Candy World’ – a store selling American sweets. So, instead of .Nipper’ listening intently to an electric Edison-Bell cylinder phonograph, it now has the United States flag and an image of the Statue of Liberty holding a lollipop and a chocolate bar.
In recent years, a large number of American sweet shops (candy stores) have opened in London. It is estimated that there is at least one every 250 metres in central London. 
Image: © TimeViews Steven Miell
A merged version of the two images. Use the slider.

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