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  • Address: The Market
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Oxford Covered Market

Whether you’re meeting friends for coffee or bartering over artisan produce, wandering around Oxford’s bustling central market serves as a lively introduction to the city. Drawing a steady stream of both locals and tourists, the Oxford Covered Market has been at the center of local life since it opened its doors in 1774, and today remains in its original building, designed by architect John Gwynn.

Dozens of permanent stalls are found here, including butchers, fishmongers and greengrocers all selling fresh, local produce, as well as a number of clothing, jewelry and gift options. Once you’ve stocked up on picnic essentials and souvenirs, and sampled local specialties like Oxford sausage and steak and kidney pies, take a break at one of the cafes or bakeries, where you’ll find freshly brewed tea or coffee, alongside an array of freshly made sandwiches, home-baked cakes and pastries.

Practical Info

The Oxford Covered Market is located in Oxford city center. It is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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City Sightseeing Oxford Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Discover the beautiful city of Oxford with a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour. An easy and convenient way to travel between sights, your ticket offers ...  Read more

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 or 48 hours

From USD $21.64

Oxford Chocolate Walking Tour

Take time out in Oxford to discover the city’s finest chocolatiers, confectioners and cafes on a 2.5-hour walking tour. With a sweet-toothed local guide, ...  Read more

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $46.37

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