An annual car-free day for shoppers on Oxford Street is set to be scrapped this year.
The street has been pedestrianised for one day each December for the last 7 years.
But Christmas shoppers will now have to contend with buses and taxis as usual.
The New West End Company - which represents the area's retailers - says it's putting all of its energy into the Christmas lights switch-on instead.
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