Home to fishmongers and produce vendors, quirky hat specialists and trendy sandwich shops, Oxford Covered Market is both a dining and shopping destination. The market has operated continuously since its founding in 1774, and today it hosts more than 50 independent shops.
Located in the center of town, visitors can shop for unique gifts and high-quality, artisanal ingredients; enjoy a meal, a small bite, or a sweet treat. Highlights include a milkshake bar, a specialty bakery, an artisanal cheese shop, and Oxford’s oldest supplier of tea and coffee, Cardews of Oxford. Its offerings even attracted Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in 2017.
The hop-on hop-off bus tour stops at Brasenose College, right next to the market. Stop at the market to browse and to nibble, and then climb aboard to see more of Oxford’s sights at your leisure.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Oxford Covered Market hosts several outdoor market days per year.
Accessible public bathrooms are located on Market Street, just across from the entrance.
Guide dogs are permitted.
All on one level and wheelchair-accessible throughout.
How to Get There
Conveniently located in the city center, the Oxford Covered Market is a 15-minute walk from the Oxford train station. It can also be reached by taxi and is served by several bus lines, including the 1, 4, 4A, 4B, 4C, and S1 Gold and the city’s hop-on hop-off bus. The market has several entrances, which are located on High Street, Market Street, or through the Golden Cross shopping arcade on Cornmarket Street.
When to Get There
The Oxford Covered Market is open daily, from morning though late afternoon with reduced hours on Sunday. Individual shop hours may vary, so plan ahead if there are particular shops and stalls you wish to visit.
Address: Market St, Oxford OX1 3DZ, England