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Bicester Village

50 Pingle Drive, Bicester OX26 6WD, England
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Bicester
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Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located just an hour’s train ride with Chiltern Railways from London’s Marylebone station, and only 20 minutes from Oxford, Bicester Village has been... more » Owner description: Located just an hour’s train ride with Chiltern Railways from London’s Marylebone station, and only 20 minutes from Oxford, Bicester Village has been serving the discerning shopper for over 15 years. This is a calm oasis of luxury with over 130 elegant outlet boutiques, charmingly modelled on the human scale of the surrounding villages, where shoppers can browse and buy from a bevy of exemplary British brands: Anya Hindmarch, Agent Provocateur, Mulberry, Paul Smith, Pringle of Scotland, all with year-round reductions of up to 60% on the recommended retail price off past seasons collections. To add extra cachet, Matthew Williamson, Smythson, Temperley London and Vivienne Westwood are here represented by their only outlet stores worldwide.An abundance of international big players completes the fashion landscape: Alexander McQueen, Desigual, Diane von Furstenberg, Missoni and Yves Saint Laurent to name a few. At Bicester Village shoppers are greeted with five star services, which include the Shopping Express coach service, taking shoppers from central London to the Village in comfort; valet parking; an award winning Tourist Information Centre complete with multilingual welcome hostesses, Shop & Drop, a collection service turning shopping into a ‘hands free’ experience, and a children’s play area, keeping youngsters entertained. A menu of restaurants and cafés here includes, French cuisine from Villandry; authentic Italian cooking from Carluccio’s; Thai salads, noodles, curries and stir-fries from the new culinary import from London Busaba Eathai and coffee shops Pret A Manger and Starbucks. A visit to Bicester Village is a welcome addition to any itinerary in the region, luring visitors seeking an elegant shopping experience which offers great value amongst British and leading international brands as part of an enjoyable day out. « less
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

I came here last Friday, after doing extensive research online. I initially dismissed Bicester after reading the terrible reviews on here, but finally decided to give it a go after a recommendation. I went here on the intention of buying my bridal shoes for my wedding - so I can only comment on the few shops I went in -... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Having read other reviews I agree that week days or evenings are best for hassle free shopping and in order to get parking. Weekends are extremely busy, but if its the only time you can go then my advice is to go early so you can get parked! Whenever I visit London I always take a day trip out to... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

A trip to Bicester can be hit and miss. I've sometimes come away with nothing other times I wish I'd brought a trailer. It is expensive - but if you're used to shopping in the high street, then it will be. Ralph Lauren, Paul Smith and Fred Perry are must visit places. RL polo shirts are normally £35 a throw,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We have visited on numerous occasions over the years, and the place just keeps getting worse. Staff are rude and the parking system is ridiculous. A lot of the tat for sale in the shops is made for sale, and of a much lower quality than expected.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Although the prices at the various brands shops there are not that cheap but we must admit that the prices are reduced from those of the retail ones. Of course it will always be crowded so try to go early in the morning and avoid weekends. Interesting deals are always available in different luxury and high end brands shops. We... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

excellent shopping if only they have more sizes! good food places to eat also but the parking can be difficult

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Always absolutely packed with visitors of pretty much all nationalities, but predominantly Far Eastern and Middle Eastern nationals. You need to go here with an open mind on so-called "designer products" and a very full wallet! I've never found what I would call a "genuine" bargain anywhere here. If you are prepared to pay inflated prices for designer brands in... More

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I have to admit that I have not shopped at Bicester recently. It is essentially now a clothes outlet, particularly of more expensive brands and has become something of a tourist attraction. Previously, my wife and I enjoyed a trip there to buy holiday clothing and workwear. Having retired the latter is no longer required and the former we can... More

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Brampton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

A group of family and friends recently planned a day of shopping here. This was their second trip here. Avoid weekends like the plague as parking is an absolute nightmare and the massive crowds of tourists makes for a less than desirable shopping experience. We drove for over an hour for this so called amazing shopping experience only to be... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Bicester Village was EXCELLENT. Got a lot of bargains - instead of paying £1200 for our shopping spends, we paid just over £400 - if you are into your designer labels / brands then it's definitely worth a visit. If you're going and need lunch, would recommend walking down the road to the Acorn pub which is reasonable on price.

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