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:
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.
*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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Blenheim Palace Festival of Transport
(Tue 28th Aug, 2018)
This year all the vehicle shows will be held across the August Bank Holiday weekend creating the ultimate 'Festival of Transport'
St Giles Fair at St Giles
(Sun 02nd Sep, 2018)
The fair comes to St Giles for two days, lots of stalls and fair ground rides.
Oxford Open Doors
(Mon 10th Sep, 2018)
Oxford opens its doors for free! Over 150 venues and events for visitors including colleges and museums.