Oxford Shops

Oxford has many of the shops that you can find in any other city in the UK, we have listed a few that we think might be of interest to Oxford visitors below:

Photo of the Bicester Village

Bicester Village

Bicester Shopping Village is a designer clothing outlet located half way between London and Birmingham and about 10 miles NE of Oxford. It offers many of the big designer brands including Paul Smith, Ted Baker, Prada, Gucci, Versace and many more. The factory outlet shopping centre is laid out like a traditional Oxfordshire village. There are also a number of restaurants, cafes, ice cream vendors and other services on offer.

Most people get to Bicester Village by car (Bicester Village's postcode is OX26 6WD if you are using a SatNav) as parking is free. If you wish to use bus or train click on getting to Bicester Village for more detailed information on getting there from Oxford.

Bicester Village is open every day of the year except Christmas day.

Its opening times are:
Monday - Friday 10:00 - 20:00
Saturday 09:00 - 20:00
Sunday 10:00 - 19:00*

*On Sundays Burberry, Gucci, Hugo Boss and Polo Ralph Lauren open at 11.30 for browsing, 12pm for shopping and close at 18:00. Prada and Versace open from 12:00 - 18:00 for shopping.

Carluccio's: open until 22:00
Villandry: open until 22:00
Busaba Eathai: open until 22:00

Pret a Manger opens 30 mins before the Village opens and close 30 mins after the Village closes.

Contact Details
Bicester Village
50 Pingle Drive Bicester Oxfordshire OX26 6WD
Tel: +44 (0) 1869 323 200

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Photo of the The Varsity Shop (Castells)

The Varsity Shop (Castells) This tailor is now part of the Shepherd & Woodward group, but still represents a charming shop where tourists can buy their own authentic piece of oxford university life. The shop is also conveniently located at the heart of the university, opposite world-class colleges Balliol and Trinity.

Contact Details
The Varsity Shop (Castells)
13 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AS
Tel: +44 1865 244000

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Photo of the Blackwell's Bookstore

Blackwell's Bookstore Blackwell's is a book store that caters solely to the academic - it is where Oxford University students buy all their text books, if they can afford them new. While you are unlikely to buy the latest Jackie Collins book here, it is worth a visit if only to absorb the intellectual atmosphere.

Contact Details
Blackwell's Bookstore
50 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 792792 Fax: +44 (0) 1865 791438 email: mail.ox@blackwell.co.uk

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Photo of the Westgate Shopping Centre

Westgate Shopping Centre A fully covered single level shopping mall with an attached multi-storey car park. Shops include Claire's Accessories, Oasis, New Look, Primark, Sports World, Millie's Cookies, Sainsburys, Thorntons, Holland & Barrett, Carphone Warehouse, Vodafone, Goldsmiths, Gamestation, and Sony.

Contact Details
Westgate Shopping Centre
Westgate Shopping Centre, Centre Management Office, 37 Westgate Galleries, Oxford OX1 1NZ
Tel: +44 (0)1865 725455

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Photo of the The Covered Market

The Covered Market The Covered Market is not just a market for fresh fruit, vegetables and meat. It is also home to a collection of unusual shops selling clothes, shoes, hats and jewelry. It is truly a charming place to stop by on your visit to Oxford.

Contact Details
The Covered Market

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Photo of the Little Clarendon St

Little Clarendon St Little Clarendon St is a charming location for a range of boutique shops, as well as some lovely restaurants and bars. This is well worth a visit during Christmas time as the decorations and lights really bring out the soul of Oxford.

Contact Details
Little Clarendon St

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