REGENT CIRCUS AND OXFORD STREET, LOOKING EAST.
Oxford Street, including New Oxford Street, is over a mile and a half long, and, with Holborn, forms the main channel of intercourse between the West End and the City proper between the fashionable residential quarter and the counting-house of London's vast city. The central point of Oxford Street is Regent (or Oxford) Circus - not far from the top of Regent Street where the line of east and west communication crosses one of the lines which connect the north and south. Finally, Oxford Street ends at the Marble Arch, Hyde Park, and continues on by the Bayswater Road into the West Country, this being the old coach route to the district now served from Paddington by the Great Western Railway.
source: The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896