Oxford Street in the 1890s; Marshall & Snelgrove is on the left, on the corner of Vere Street. It merged with Debenhams in 1919, and the building has since been re-built.
In days of yore, before the Central line was propped up by a Westfield at either end, where did Londoners hit up for the post-Christmas sales? Click through the gallery above and take a trip into the capital's retail history with a look at some long-lost department stores.
Photo of RACS Woolwich by kanshiketsu under Creative Commons 2.0 licence
Photo of Wickhams by David Sankey via the Londonist Flickrpool