The main market in Oxford, is the city centre, Covered Market, but there are a few others around the city that might be of interest to visitors. Details are listed below.
The Covered Market The Covered Market can be found at the heart of Oxford city centre just off the Cornmarket Street. There are several entrances to the Covered Market the easiest to find being the one next to Starbucks on Cornmarket Street. The Covered Market was designed by John Gwynn, who also designed Magdalen Bridge and was built in 1774. Originally the Covered Market only sold meat with approximately 40 butchers stalls. Today there is a wide range of shops and cafes and the market is as popular with Oxford locals going about their daily business as with tourists.
Wolvercote Farmers Market Wolvercote Farmers Market is held weekly at the Wolvecote Primary School in Oxford's northern suburbs. This food market offers a variety of seasonal goodies with other specialities such as cheese and bread. Check the website below for more details.
Gloucester Green Market The first Thursday of each month there is an Farmers markets at Gloucester Green selling locally produced products from Oxfordshire. The market runs from 9am - 4pm. Every other Thursday in the month there is a general and antiques market.
Blenheim Easter Egg Challenge
(Sun 25th Mar, 2018)
Annual Easter Egg Challenge at Blenheim Palace, including face painting and family fun.
Oxford Literary Festival
(Mon 02nd Apr, 2018)
The Oxford Literary Festival offers a range of talks, discussions, debates, readings and lunches from authors and literary heroes. The main location is Christ Church college.
May Day Celebrations 6am
(Tue 01st May, 2018)
Spectators gather in their thousands to hear the choir of Magdalen College sing in the new May dawn from the top of their chapel tower.