Bicester Village
Bicester Village
3.5
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Sitting in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside, Bicester Village is home to more than 150 boutiques of world renowned fashion and lifestyle brands – all offering remarkable savings on the original retail price. Discover designer shopping and an array of exquisite eateries serving up seasonal fare and international cuisine in a unique open-air setting. Open seven days a week, the Village offers a host of bespoke services including a multilingual concierge, Personal Shopping, Hands-free Shopping and Reserved Parking. Getting to the Village is easy with train services from London Marylebone to the Village’s dedicated station. Or hop in the car for the short drive from London – there’s ample free parking. Bicester Village is part of The Bicester Collection – a family of 11 luxury shopping destinations across Europe and China.
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  • Chris
    2 contributions
    No longer a place for bargains
    I've been to Bicester Village many times in the last 10 years. It's always a bit of a lottery on what's available in your favourite stores but you have to accept that. Where i struggled today was with the prices. It's not worth the trip anymore. 6 years ago i was buying Ralph Lauren Polo's for about £35. I could pick them up for £45/50 in 2020. Today they were £85 plus. T shirts at £60 when you could get them for £20 only a few years ago. It's the same in the others stores i tried. Won't be going again.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 December 2022
  • STEPHANIE BARKER
    5 contributions
    Quite a good experience
    When we arrived we were able to go into the village straight away shop staff were friendly and attentive. Until we went into Vivienne Westwood unfortunately there was a queue but moved along promptly. My two daughters and I went to the middle table with the most popular jewellery it seemed as it was so crowded we kept being forced to move around the table normally we wouldn’t mind this but the shop assistant was so rude and really made the experience miserable. When we got to paying she hardly spoke and and made us feel very uncomfortable. Although the gentleman and the door was very friendly. Overall it was I pleasurable experience and will be revisiting.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 January 2023
  • Godsgloriousworld
    London, United Kingdom4,058 contributions
    Lovely area
    Lovely looking, quaint village style shops. I would love to see what it looks like at Christmas. Enjoyed walking around. Not a fan of designer goods or prices but got 2 very, very reduced pairs of shoes form Michael Kors. Had an amazing cinnamon bun from one of the stalls and an inedible meal from Farm Shop. Lots of dogs, on leads, in various shops. Big free carpark and if you park furthest away from entry and walk down the stairs you're literally at the start of the shops.All a little pricy for me but nice to look at.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 31 January 2023
  • Jne1194
    Lincolnshire, United Kingdom43 contributions
    Poor experience.
    All geared up for the best shopping experience of my life…. Well don’t bother. How on earth the average person can afford anything here is beyond me. I’m famous in my circle to impulse purchases… I don’t even have a mortgage to pay and I would be able to hold my head up if I purchased anything here. It would be easier to pay off 3rd world debt.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 April 2023
  • Peter w
    Newport, United Kingdom2 contributions
    Rippoff
    The shops are fine, queues for some. Very pricey aas expected, spotlessly clean. We went to a fish and chip stall , however for four bowls of chips, three bottles of pop and a coke. I nearly had a heart attack. £48.85. I thought that maybe I had stumbled into the Ritz. Be warned. It's a blue burgertype van near the car park.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 May 2023
  • Paul Hicks
    2 contributions
    The Bullring is calling
    I've been many times so I know what to expect,my wife and daughter like to look at shoes and handbags and as it's close to both of their birthdays I like to treat them. Unfortunately I think it's losing it's initial purpose. You could buy a pair of shoes that were originally around £1500 for around £350-400. Now your paying £800-1000, which,coupled with the current economic climate takes it beyond the ordinary man, but maybe that's what they want to do? Probably won't go again, maybe go to the Bullring instead
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 May 2023
  • Colin M
    Kent, United Kingdom10 contributions
    Nice place if you have plenty of money to spend
    Nice place if you have plenty of money to spend. Unfortunately, it bucketed it down when we visited and there is not much cover around from the rain if your not inside a store. It is a very busy place too with coach loads of tourists turning up every few minutes. Best time to go is as early as possible because after mid-day its ramo
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 July 2023
  • Discerning traveller
    London, United Kingdom22 contributions
    Nice day out
    The shopping village itself is very attractive with an old world type feel. There are a lot of shops, most of which are the higher end designer brands so you get the high end feel. There is a good mix of shops, but could do with some more eateries as even midweek it was very busy. Parking is plentiful and free
    Visited July 2023
    Written 15 July 2023
  • Juniperberry
    Chipping Norton, United Kingdom30 contributions
    Get your toilets cleaned maintained and upgraded; totally disgusting
    Extremely expensive in most shops and a bargain here and there. Not as good as it used to be and there are issues beyond the shopping. Firstly I was absolutely disgusted by the state of the toilets ; downright dirty. Zero toilet paper in cubicles, broken taps , some units with no running water and basically very bad smell. I'm sorry but when you are running a place like Bicester Village with hundreds and hundreds of people visiting; your priority is to provide hygienic toilet facilities and that means employing enough people to clean and maintain them. The food outlets are very poor too. Expensive restaurants and on the cheaper end - Pret is so overcrowded and again quite dirty,
    Visited July 2023
    Written 15 July 2023
  • Dave Smith
    London, United Kingdom192 contributions
    Nice place, shame about the toilets…
    Only visited as our original destination was closed due to bad weather, and this was on the way to where we were staying. Plenty of parking available, but with a bit of a walk to get to the shops. All the designer brands are here selling their end of line / season stock at reduced prices, but, even at reduced prices £160 for a shirt is ridiculous.. did end up buying a pair of boots at Timberland as I needed a pair and they were reasonably priced, also got a further discount as I signed up to their mailing list (and unsubscribed later!) The Bicester Village app is worth downloading as you can earn points if you intend to spend a fortune, then you get ‘free’ stuff from the other retailers. Recommend La Tua Pasta as we got some sauce, pasta and garlic butter as a freeby and it was delicious. If busy you will need to queue if you must visit Gucci or Vivienne Westwood etc. For all the big brands and overpriced nonsense, it’s a pleasant place to visit. On the downside the toilets were grim. The urinals in one were blocked to overflowing. And another was small, smelly and needed a good clean. There was soap and water, but nowhere to dry you hands.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 July 2023
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Laura P
London, UK21 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Visited the Bicester village shop on 13th Nov at around 6pm. I have been to this shop and spent money here many times and usually the staff are fabulous. This day however there was a very rude, agressive and short tempered supervisor/manager on shift. I asked one of the team if Alexander McQueen had a repair facility for jewellery as a bracelet I had needed some repair. The assistant called over the manager who wouldn’t let me finish a single word, kept shaking her head and saying no we don’t do that and can’t help. She then said well look if it makes you happy I’ll take your info and contact head office who will be In touch if we do anything. Taken aback by this and tired of arguing and being belittled by this woman I gave my email and left. Needless to say I’ve not heard anything and the info was likely just binned after I left. I’d suggest this person is retrained or seeks alternative employment in a role that does not require contact with the public as frankly her attitude was disgusting
Written 1 December 2023
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keith w
Fleet, UK2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Very busy and the range of products was poor, I guess the retailers have specific lines they want to shift pre Christmas
Written 27 November 2023
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Welshy999
South Wales, UK29 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We visited Bicester Village after a long time of planning to but never getting around to it!
It is a pleasant day out with some great shopping if you go with a clear idea of what you want.
Prices make this a worthwhile trip and there are some real bargains to be had especially ladies fashion and high end watches.
My only criticism is that there seemed to be a lack of comfortable indoor areas to enjoy a drink or bite to eat (it was cold and windy when we visited and this caused us to leave earlier than we maybe would have otherwise.
Did I enjoy the visit? YES.
Would I go back? Only if I was in the area
Written 20 November 2023
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Michelle
11 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
There are so so many tourists who are in awe of this place and buy anything they touch, the staffs at all the stores can afford to be rude to everyone. Condescene to the shoppers are normal behavior in this place.
Written 19 November 2023
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hs8071
Cosham, UK27 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Carolinne at the Versace outlet store provided exceptional customer service, making my shopping experience truly enjoyable. Her professionalism and attentiveness stood out, leaving a positive impression
Written 12 November 2023
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louise b
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
The view is amazing, the many many staff very pleasant, the 3 course meal in the restaurant at lunch time was brilliant and well priced. The afternoon teas were insanely overpriced and uninspiring - lacked any excitement, interest or finesse left feeling really disappointed. Ridiculous Peter Pan theme which could so easily have been made beautiful and special but the food was basic and scruffy and price extortionate.
Written 7 November 2023
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Judy
2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Great shopping at Bicester. Coach Burberry and YSL can’t fault the outlet and the service staff. However Ugg was a very different experience. My daughter bought some slippers for a gift for her dad. 10 minutes after we’d purchased them and left the store she found she had purchased the wrong size. We returned and spoke with the senior sales assistant. Rude does not begin the describe her attitude. She said she could not exchange the slippers because they were end of line and would not even let us know if they had the correct size. We asked 3 times if she would check for the correct size and we would just buy them but 3 times she said she would not. My daughter said she had not been informed at the time of the sale that she could not exchange the slippers but the sales assistant would not accept this-she said that the receipt said they would not exchange and that this covered their back. So not interested in the customer experience or that we would like to enjoy our purchase and for it to bring joy! No it was not the correct size but that didn’t matter to her-she had covered her back!! But how can the customer know this if the serving sales assistant doesn’t tell you and you receive the receipt after the purchase has been completed. Ugg your products may be good but your sales staff aren’t interested and do not care. I will never buy Ugg products again -appualing customer service!!
Written 5 November 2023
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Philmex1
Southampton, UK1,734 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Having two outlet shopping centres nearby (Whiteley and Gunwharf Quays) we expected a similar sort of set-up at Bicester Village. How wrong we were! All the shops were top designer outlets such as Prada, Armani, Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss etc. We laughed at a lot of the prices - way out reach for ordinary folk (teachers) like my wife and I. Some shops had queues to get in and one store was turning people away as they hadn't joined a digital queue online!!!

The best part was chatting to the staff in some of the shops. They were pleasant, ordinary down to earth people who were happy to welcome anyone in their shops. We had some lovely conversations. We gathered that the Village was aimed at very rich people passing through on their way to the airport. Hmmh - that made total sense!

I don't think we'll be going back.
Written 31 October 2023
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Taur033
Norwich, UK772 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We were disappointed at the lack of range and variety available. Moat stores offering very similar products and prices.

All areas clean and tidy
Written 29 October 2023
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Jake Pulham
London, UK11 contributions
Feb 2023 • Friends
Bicester Village is one of my favourite places to go it has come a tradition for me to go with my dad on the 23rd of December every year to collect last minute Christmas presents and also in February half term to go up with my friends for a birthday day out. I love the feel and vibe of the place with it being reasonably quite and nice people about. The shops of course are the main thing there offering a wide range of shops and I like how it just isn’t all the expensive shops and they have shops that are very main brand and accessible for everyone which is nice. The food selections are great from Asian to Italian with a wide range of variety food pop ups like the Ralph Lauren coffee bus and the macrons pop up. All in all it just is such a nice place to spend the day and get away from everything. All the times I’ve been there have been enjoyable and I’m excited to head back there for the best time of the year.
Written 29 October 2023
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