High Street, or 'The High' as it is known in the city, is Oxford's historic shopping street. Containing many independent shops in listed buildings, it also features several of Oxford's famous colleges including Magdalen College, Brasenose College, All Souls College, The Queen's College and University College.
Broad Street is probably Oxford's finest street. Containing many independent shops in listed buildings, this area features some of Oxford's most famous University buildings including the Bodleian Library, the Sheldonian Theatre and the original site of the Ashmolean Museum.
Oxford's Covered Market has been around for over two centuries and as you would expect has a long, varied and interesting heritage. The majority of businesses are independent and owner-managed and the myriad of stalls include greengrocers, bakers, butchers, newsagents, cafes, gifts, fashion and many more.
Westgate Oxford is a modern shopping mall offering covered shopping in the centre of the city. The shopping centre has undergone a major redevelopment and expansion with the whole area now open.
Cornmarket Street, or just 'Cornmarket' as it is known in the city, is Oxford's main shopping street. Containing many commercial big chain shops as well as the main entrance to the Clarendon Shopping Centre. The street is fully pedestrianised, from Carfax to Broad Street.
Blackwell’s began as a bookshop in 1879, initially as a rare books dealer, from a tiny shop in Broad Street. Trading across four floors, including the cavernous Norrington Room in the basement and Rare Books on the second floor, you will find new and secondhand books on every subject under the sun.
The Gloucester Green market is a traditional and vibrant open air market offering a range of general produce including fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers and plants, household goods, cheeses, pet food, frames, books, fabrics, DVDs, bags, hats, watches, clothing, cakes, sweets, and much more.
Alice's Shop in Oxford is the authentic Alice in Wonderland Shop because it is part of the original story. Situated across the road from Alice's childhood home, Christ Church college, Alice's Shop was Alice's sweet shop 150 years ago.
Queen Street is another of Oxford's main shopping street. Containing many commercial big chain shops as well as the main entrance to the Westgate Shopping Centre. The street is pedestrianised but buses are still allowed to travel along it so please be careful.
The Clarendon Centre is a modern shopping mall offering covered shopping in the heart of Oxford. Linking Cornmarket Street and Queen Street, shops include H&M, Zara, Gap, The Body Shop, French Connection and other mainly national chain shops.
The University of Oxford Shop is the first and only shop to be owned and run by the University of Oxford. They stock a wide range of official Oxford merchandise, specialising in Oxford clothing and Oxford gifts. The most popular products include their selection of Oxford hoodies, college scarves and Oxford ties.
Cowley Road is the city's busy independent retail district. Containing some big chain shops as well but its mainly small independent shops, bars and restaurants. The busiest section is between the Ultimate Picture Palace and the O2 Academy.
Templars Square is south Oxford's main shopping centre. Containing many commercial big chain shops as well as local independents.
A purpose built shopping street at the edge of Bicester featuring prestigious boutique shops showcasing the world's leading fashion brands, cafés and restaurants.