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Oxford Covered Market

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Oxford Covered Market14
cake shop • pies • ben's cookies • interesting shops

High Street
Oxford OX1 3DZ, GB
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  • Photo of Stephen Diamond
    2 years ago
  • Photo of MayaAngel13
    4 months ago
    Very close to Oxford town centre. Good place to find cheap food. There are nice shops as well. Ideal place to spend some time.
  • Photo of sandracharles2016
    4 months ago
    Lots of different independent shops and places to eat. Has an old-fashioned feel, easy to walk around and nicely covered so you won't get wet.
  • Photo of shorthaul2015
    4 months ago
    Plenty of stalls selling all sorts of things from vegetables, meat, flowers and a fantastic cake shop where you can watch them decorate cakes, there is Brown's cafe which has a good choice of food e.g. For breakfast, lunch, snacks and sandwiches
  • Photo of Cat K
    4 months ago
    All kind of shops in there, interesting, cookies, cake making, flowers, traditional things of oxford, hard to describe all of them, worth to walk around, you may find something special
  • Photo of ToucheTurtles
    4 months ago
    A good variety of shops and stalls selling freshly cooked food. Some interesting shops. A good covered market much smaller than borough market. It will take a maximum 45 mins to see everything.
  • Photo of Jacqui E
    4 months ago
    This was recommended by a friend but it's not great or unusual. Very few fruit and veg. Mostly expensive. shops that could easily be in the main high street . Not a real' market in my opinion. Markets should be vibrant, cheap , lively and full of characters on stalls. Don't bother.
  • Photo of SouthamptonMerrily
    4 months ago
    I would guess that quite a few visitors to Oxford on a short term basis, manage to miss this gem of the city. It's been a part of me since my childhood, more than 60 years ago, and when I returned to Oxford to visit again recently, it still possessed all the sights, sounds and smells of my childhood all those years ago. It is a little bit of living history, unchanging, as much as all the more famous sights of Oxford. It's great to wander its aisles and marvel at the array of quality products on sale, and they range from speciality butchers, European deli products, fabulous fruit and vegetables and places to rest your feet and have a coffee. There's a cake decorating place where you can look through the window and watch all the inventive cakes being constructed, and then go in and buy one for yourself if you like. There are quality leather goods such as bags and shoes, and unusual items suitable as gifts, hats and scarves and so on. Traditional markets like these are thin on the ground these days and I do hope that this old established one goes on and on and on... It's a treasure.
  • Photo of Wilma M
    5 months ago
    It is a nice covered market, were you can buy food, flowers, souvenirs, clothes and shoes. Local residents buy there food there.
  • Photo of CharlieN3
    5 months ago
    My friends and I popped in to this market when we visited Oxford. We found it pretty average and nothing worth writing home about. There wasn't any cheap items that you'd expect from a market. Its just Ok.
  • Photo of sheepygold
    5 months ago
    I always pay a visit here when in Oxford. it s not the most beautiful architecturally but is very charming and was established in 1774 as far as I can remember. It is a proper working market that is not too touristy with some great local businesses especially fruit and vegetables as well as butchers and fishmongers. There are some nice cafes too.
  • Photo of carole1052015
    5 months ago
    We called in here for a wander. Lots of lovely shops that have clearly been here for a long time. There were ladies doing the most amazing things with icing right in the shop front. Real craft, that would make lovely gifts.
  • Photo of northants90
    5 months ago
    Stumbled across this attraction toward the end of our trip to Oxford and what a real gem of a place this is. Packed full of small stall there is a real range of outlets. This includes cafe, food, drinks and a bar. A real gem of a place and a great atmosphere even though the walkways are narrow - it all adds to the feel of the place. Highly recommended.
  • Photo of crazyhedgewitch
    5 months ago
    I could have spent all day looking around here. Great choice of delicious vegan food at the little stall by the doors, near the pie shop. The stall holders were really helpful and friendly. Friendly staff at the pie shop too, where we found good veggie pasties. Amazing cookies from Ben's Cookies and the coffee from the coffee shop opposite is delicious. Lovely clothes, bags etc. A really good, upmarket kind of market! Everyone we met was friendly and helpful. A little gem. 😊
  • Photo of schmidtmg
    5 months ago
    I rarely went to the Covered Market in my student days, but I recently revisited with family. There is something for everyone - a few good butchers (I bought a very good small pork pie from one), one Chinese restaurant (my wife who is from Hong Kong was delighted and said it was very authentic), a very good cheese shop, several cake and coffee shops, gift shops, shoe shops etc. Our visit coincided with a thunderstorm with torrential downpour, and we were quite surprised that quite a few shops were flooded and actually had to close temporarily....
  • Photo of Ossyclaret1
    5 months ago
    What a find such a variety of stalls everything you could ask for ,reminded me of how markets used to be
  • Photo of JackPudding
    5 months ago
    I've seen this listed as a good thing to do whilst in Oxford. Well, it's OK. There are some decent butchers, a very fancy cake shop, and various other places where you can part with your cash, but I wouldn't get that worked up about it, personally. Still, it was very handy when the heavens opened...!
  • Photo of Collin M
    5 months ago
    This is a must visit on your trip to Oxford town centre been established for nearly 250 years and still going strong - love the collection of stores and as always grab a quick hair cut - will be back
  • Photo of tbarhu
    5 months ago
    Buy fresh food, clothes, souvenirs, see cakes being iced at The (wonderful) Cake Shop,browse the quirky individual shops and enjoy lunch in one of many cafes. Then pop back in later to get a proper Italian gelato
  • Photo of Adventurers049
    5 months ago
    This is a lovely collection of a wide range of shops. It is very colourful and very busy too. Spend some time browsing every alley.
  • Photo of Flaghippo
    5 months ago
    It's just an ok little indoor market. Not much else to say and like others have said, it's not really worth tourists visiting

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