"Going down to Oxford Street is hanging over me like going over the top"
Oxford Street at Christmas
Creative Commons AttributionOxford Street at Christmas - Credit: Chris Eason

Comprising over 300 shops, Oxford Street is a mile and a half long, the busiest shopping area in Europe. The pavements rage with shoppers all year round, but are especially hazardous at Christmas.

Going over the top
Public DomainGoing over the top

  "Going over the top" in the First World War meant leaving the trenches to crawl across the area known as "no man's land" and attack the enemy through a hail of machine gun fire.