I love shopping. I love discounts. Bicester Village provides both in nice manageable amounts. Unlike the huge US outlet villages, this one is easily covered in 1 day if you know what you like.
I favour UK brands in particular, such as Hobbs, Mulberry and Cath Kidston. The discounts were good for these brands, though not exactly current season, as expected in an outlet village. If you go for classics however, there's no issue. I also bought Ferragamo ballet pumps at a great discount. Service in almost every shop was excellent and helpful. Tax return receipts were processed for easy claims at the airport and there was a wide range of shops.
The Thai restaurant was also excellent, albeit a little pricey. Loved the drinks in particular. The village is easily navigable and I took the Bicester Village Express which picked us up at Marble Arch and dropped us back in London at evening time. The friendly staff also kept the bus open for us to drop off shopping anytime in the day which was brilliant for shopaholics like me when the shopping bags weighed us down.
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