Oxford Covered Market

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Oxford Covered Market
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Flea & Street Markets
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Oxford Covered Market features more than 50 traders selling fresh produce, gifts, 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. Oxford Covered Market, which was designed by Magdalen Bridge architect John Gwynn, first opened as a market for meat, fish, vegetables and herbs on 1 November 1774. It was then enlarged several times, rebuilt and fully roofed over during the 19th century. Visitors can still see original iron roof supports, cast by Dewer Foundry in London in 1839; 1830s market fronts, complete with moulded cornice and pilasters; and iron bars projecting from shop fronts that date from the 19th century and were used to hang meat. The Covered Market, which was Grade II-listed in 2000, is a rarity because it has been in continual use as a market for almost 250 years.
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Csilla W
12 contributions
Fresh fruit and veg aroma.
Oct 2021 • Family
Coming from someone who isn’t the most healthiest of eaters: I could have feasted on all of the fresh fruit and veg as I walked past it in the market. As you walk on through, there are lots of cute little shops and a few cafes. The market has charm and character and a historical vibe.
Written November 18, 2021
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Ann C
Nashville, TN2,339 contributions
The Oxford Covered Market
Nov 2021
Sadly many of the stores are currently empty. Hopefully they will start to come back.

Those that were opened offered a nice selection of products to include a variety of dining options.

I recommend stopping in at lunch time or for coffee/tea. That way you can enjoy the great food/ coffee options and shop.
Written November 15, 2021
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Angela
32 contributions
Wicked Chocolate
Nov 2021
We visited the chocolate shop Wicked Chocolate. The service was very friendly and helpful and we were really impressed by the range of chocolate, including plenty of vegan choices. Yum!
Written November 13, 2021
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland15,983 contributions
Open on Sundays.
Oct 2021 • Couples
Interesting indoor or covered markets just off the Main Street in Oxford. Lot of different shops with all sorts of arts and crafts.
Written October 17, 2021
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GAlsager
Alsager, UK685 contributions
A wonderful find
Aug 2021
Oxford comes alive when you get off the main streets and explore. The covered market is a great example of a place that would be so easy to miss as a visitor which is a gear find and well worth searching out.
Written September 24, 2021
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WightCard
Isle of Wight, UK240 contributions
Loved this place!
Sep 2021 • Couples
We recently spent 2 days in Oxford on the way back from Wales to the Isle of Wight and spent the day in Oxford City centre.
Came across this covered market which I absolutely loved!!!

Great little shops in here along with food shops and fruit and veg stools!
Felt very old style victorian type place which I love!!
Well worth a visit
Written September 18, 2021
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Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK1,361 contributions
Mainly fixed shops
Sep 2021
Quite a fun place but you will not see traders shouting. Most of the outlets are sole traders in shops as luckily the chains have not taken over. There is quite a lot to see with cafes, butchers and chocolate stalls. Part of the history of oxford.
Written September 5, 2021
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LaJarrie
Southampton, UK355 contributions
A real hub of activity, right in the heart of Oxford
Aug 2021 • Family
One of our favourite finds, as there are a host of different smaller shops to explore and cafés etc to sample. Lots of craft shops, and food venues to tempt all palates. We enjoyed watching the cake decorators work miracles, but wished we had been here long enough to sample some of the other delights from the specialist pie shops, proper butchers, delicatessens, wine corner, cheese purveyors, cookie maker etc….looking back on it, the list seems endless, Even better, there is a public toilet just outside of one entrance - very handy during a long day exploring Oxford
Written August 20, 2021
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RickDen
Beaconsfield, UK363 contributions
Make sure you visit - 100%
Jul 2021
This is somewhere you definitely need to visit whilst in Oxford.

Loads of little artisan shops offering a wide ranges of goods.

Add to that a great selection of food shops, and the best ice cream parlour in Oxford.. a must
Written July 19, 2021
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Steve M
Basildon, UK50 contributions
Nice range of shops
May 2021 • Couples
We spent a day in Oxford and wandered around the Covered Market. There was a nice range of shops and plenty of cafes. The market has an interesting history and there was a display which detailed this inside.
Written June 4, 2021
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Oxford Covered Market is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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