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“Fun place to escape rain, shop and eat”

Oxford Covered Market
Ranked #35 of 187 things to do in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Oxford Covered Market is the jewel in the crown of Oxford. The market features more than 50 traders selling food, gifts, shoes, fashion, flowers and jewellery, and provides a unique showcase for the very best in local crafts, food and drink. We are proud that the majority of our businesses are independent and with some going back generations. The building, which is located in the very heart of Oxford, dates back to the 1770’s and has a long, varied and interesting heritage.
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We went inside the Covered Market to escape a cold rain and found it to be a nice and atmospheric place that deserves a visit even if weather is perfect. It has a bit of everything for everyone, from “high class butchers” to souvenirs and colorful clothes from India. The “Pieminister” located inside the market offers a great variety of English-style pies. I tried Chicken of Aragon and loved it – maybe because there was my favorite tarragon (definitely not a classic English ingredient) in the filling !

Thank Buba J
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"ben's cookies"
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"cobbler"
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"high street"
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

This was just a bunch of largely boring shops and a couple of food markets. I was expecting something more interesting. I would not bother again.

Thank airheart_ash
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

The market is well worth a visit any weather to walk the aisles and see the variety of shops. These include a good mix of cafes, which on the day we went were very popular with students. Our favourite was The Cake Shop, where you could view staff working on cakes. The standard of icing and decoration was excellent, including a wedding cake based on a wedding top table with all the main guests. We think the mix of shops should ensure it interests all age groups.

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Good place to wander around and discover the wide range of shops available. Highly recommend making sure you include at stop at Ben's Cookies during your visit.

Thank MechanicalMole
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Interesting vendors. Loved The Cake Shop and had lunch in Browns Cafe. Enjoyed walking up and own the aisles and looking at the shops.

Thank MagsWorldUS
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