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Oxford Street traffic free family day–23 May

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05/23/2009 AT 07:25

From 12 noon until 5pm families and shoppers will be treated to a feast of free entertainment and thousands of giveaways and offers from many of the Oxford Street shops and restaurants. Major stores will stay open until 9pm.

London's West End is expecting to welcome record numbers of May Bank Holiday visitors this year, as families increasingly choose to holiday in the UK. On this very special occasion West End stores including Selfridges, Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, John Lewis, House of Fraser, Primark, McDonalds and Boots will provide thrilling family entertainment including live music, in-store offers, promotions and themed entertainment across the street. With so much going on – and at absolutely no cost – there's nowhere better to take the children this bank holiday weekend.

Oxford Street will celebrate the event with the great half-term comedy adventure movie, Night at the Museum 2. Street-based spectacles for kids and adults alike will introduce several new characters from the new film, out in cinemas 21 May 2009. What's more, as the kids safely roam the street, they will have the chance to have their photo taken with their favourite character from the film Night at the Museum 2 and families will even be treated to exclusive sneak previews of from four giant TVs.

To celebrate the birthday of the West End shoppers will be invited to take part in the record attempt for the largest pass-the-parcel, as a giant parcel, accompanied by a marching band, makes its way along Oxford Street. With hidden prizes between the layers from several of Oxford Street's largest retailers, families have the chance to claim some fantastic prizes to take away with them on the day.

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