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Oxford Shopping

Today's Oxford, offers interesting shopping facilities, from the well-known high street names, modern shopping centres and malls to the interesting Victorian covered market in the High Street. From the University's shop, to many small specialists, offering old maps and prints, books, jewellery and local souvenirs you will find shopping interesting in Oxford.

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The Westgate Shopping Centre

Fully undercover on a single level, Westgate Shopping Centre is directly linked to the multi-storey car park in Oxford City Centre. The car park provides a Shopmobility service. The shopping centre is easy to reach by Park & Ride buses, and is found on the west side of the city, close to the station. Open on Bank Holidays except Christmas Day and Easter Sunday. The Westgate Shopping Centre offers a wide range of shops including stylish clothes for men and women, ranging from designer fashion to the latest high street trends.

The Victorian Covered Market

The covered Market is a Victorian shopping area in the centre of Oxford. It can be accessed from the High St., Market St., or through the Golden Cross Arcade in Cornmarket St. It was originally established in the 16th century in order to remove the 'untidy mess and unsavoury stalls' from the Oxford streets. Originally it housed only butcher's shops but eventually had a variety of food stalls. The covered Market has a good variety of traditional shops including butchers, green grocers, fishmongers, and a bakery. Several of the food shops have Oxford specialities including Oxford sausages, Oxford Lardy cake, Local rare breed meats and also the now world famous Oxford Blue cheese. Entering the Market from Market St you will be greeted by the gorgeous aroma of rich freshly ground coffee emanating from Cardew & Co. a specialist coffee shop. In addition to the fine coffees they also sell coffee making accessories and spares for traditional coffee making machines.

The Golden Cross Arcade

The Golden Cross arcade is a small picturesque courtyard of shops and cafes located in what used to be a traditional coaching inn. The present buildings date back to the 15th century and were host to Shakespeare, who performed plays in the courtyard, and the Oxford martyrs were also held here prior to their execution. According to a sign on the wall, there was an inn here first in 1182 so it's all quite ancient. Several old wall paintings have been discovered and some parts are on view in the Pizza Express, the only eating establishment in the arcade which also has a pleasant cafe area to chill in with nice sofas and music.