Shopping Destinations in Oxfordshire

If you are planning a getaway and crave a touch of Oxfordshire shopping, you’re in the right place.

Retail therapy can be a relaxing and pleasurable activity. Oxfordshire has a whole host of shopping destinations so you can shop until you drop – Oxford Abingdon will be waiting for you when you’re ready to chat, go over your purchases and rest before hitting the shops again the next day.


Castle Quay Shopping Centre

You can find Castle Quay Shopping Centre in the heart of Banbury, North Oxfordshire. If you want to do a spot of shopping that doesn’t stray far from your normal routine, then this is the perfect setting. Rediscover your favourite High Street brands as well as a whole host of cafés and specialist independent stores. You can reach the shopping centre in just 40 minutes by car.


Westgate Oxford

Westgate Oxford has a reputation for reinventing the city of Oxford as a true retail and lifestyle destination. Boasting areas of relaxation that are juxtaposed with a vibrant atmosphere, there is 800,000 square foot of global brands vying for your attention. Should you tire of purchasing, you can also take some time out in the five-screen boutique cinema or have a drink on one of the rooftop bars. You can be at Westgate in just 17 minutes if you stay with us.


Clarendon Centre

Found in the heart of Oxford, the Clarendon Centre is only 19 minutes away by car from our hotel. Located west of Cornmarket Street and to the north of Queen Street, the centre is accessible from both streets and offers a convenient way to see all the shops in Oxford thanks to it being an overlooked shortcut. Expect stores such as Gap, Zara, H&M, and Currys/PC World. If you want to watch the world go by, there are also coffee shops which make this shopping centre a great spot to retreat to on a rainy day.


Alice’s Shop

Alice’s Shop features in the original Alice in Wonderland story written by Lewis Carroll. It can be found across the road from Alice’s childhood home, the Oxford University college of Christ Church. Step into this quaint shop and you will be transported back to the Victorian world of Alice and Lewis Carroll; it’s a must for all Alice in Wonderland fans who want to experience a piece of history or pick up a themed gift. Discover this delight by driving for just 15 minutes from Oxford Abingdon.


Burford Antiques

If you have an eye for niche items or are looking to expand your collection of unusual antiquities or gifts, then head to the quaint Cotswold village of Burford. Boasting an eclectic mix of antique retailers and dealers such as Burford Antique Centre and Antiques at The George there are many, many more to discover. Burford can be reached in 35 minutes by car.


Oxford’s Covered Market

Oxford’s Covered Market has been delighting shoppers since 1774. From butchers to toys, tea merchants to flower shops and everything in between, you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables, bread and cakes, meats, cheese, leather goods, shoes, jewellery – there are too many to list. Conveniently reachable in just 16 minutes by car.


Bicester Village

Last but by no means least, is Bicester Village. Renowned as being the best premium outlet centre in the country, you can discover 160 designer brands such as Burberry, Calvin Klein, and Montblanc. A top destination for bloggers and retail tourists, you can enjoy a range of eateries and confectionary such as the farmhouse restaurant and café, not to mention French patisserie Ladurée. You can reach Bicester Village in just 25 minutes by car from our hotel.

Be sure to take a look at our Bicester Village offer. Book directly with us and you will receive a VIP invitation free of charge that grants you an additional 10% saving –  we think it is the perfect way to make the most of your shopping experience at the outlet centre. Offers such as this one are part of what makes us one of the most appealing hotels near Bicester Village.



Be sure to visit The University of Oxford shop, too. It’s well worth a look if you are strolling along Oxford’s high street.

Oxfordshire shopping doesn’t get much better than this. To find out more, contact us  or call 01235 553456 to make Oxford Abingdon your base after a day of retail therapy.