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Oxford Covered Market

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Address: High Street | Market Street, Oxford OX1 3DZ, England
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:30
Sat 09:30 - 17:30
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Markets in many parts of the UK are in terminal decline and consist of little more than a fruit and veg stall and someone selling bin liners and plastic buckets. Oxford Covered... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Emsworth, United Kingdom
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love a market, love them. I always make a point of heading to the local market of whatever place I'm travelling and Oxford has one of the better ones. Very similar to the London, Ontario market in its style and atmosphere, but with a little more english charm and a little less Asians hidden in the basement. All it... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely place to spend an afternoon, so many interesting things to see and eat, lady at cheese shop was a bit snooty but that was my only gripe, the couple in the ice cream shop were really friendly and the Thai restaurant was amazing and so cheap!

Thank Maureen S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have lived in Oxford all my life, so really don't notice all the lovely buildings as much as I should do. But I love coming to the covered market at Christmas time. It so beautifully decorated and is a very nostalgic place for me. Reminds me of shopping with my family for the Christmas turkey from one of the butchers.... More 

Thank pinksnip
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was a lot smaller then I was expecting and disappointed not to find any book sellers but still nice to see an active well used market.

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Markets in many parts of the UK are in terminal decline and consist of little more than a fruit and veg stall and someone selling bin liners and plastic buckets. Oxford Covered Market is up to the standard of a big European town with its butchers, fishmongers, cheese shops, chocolate shops, etc. A really fine selection of shops selling what... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best place for real food, Green Grocers, Pasta, Cheese, Fishmongers, Butchers (all selling the best sunday roasts you will ever find!). Cafe's cookies, flowers and shoes... this is not a bargain basement market this place sells quality produce that you will not find in the supermarkets...

Thank BodgeITnScarper
Perugia, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very special. I like coming here just to wander around and soak up the atmosphere...i love it. There are many different shops and also a couple of good restaurants where you can have a great meal just for few pounds.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you didn't know it was there you'd miss it. The Covered Market is a strange place where clothes, shoe shops and boutiques rub shoulders with sawdust and hanging game butchers and fruiterers. There are some cafés (see if you can find Georginas; the best Hot Chocolate in Oxford) clothes, fabric, book and jewellery shops. It is an old style... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of four all enjoyed our visit to the Oxford Covered Market! It was a rainy day when we went, so it was great to be out of the weather but still enjoy the market like atmosphere. So many fascinating shops! I loved the variety of boutique clothing and shoe shops, and my children enjoyed the food - especially... More 

Thank Amy K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is a market that is essentially a specialist shopping experience. Great cafe's, to die for homemade apple pies, tasty icecream and friendly staff. A must visit when in Oxford.

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