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“Disappointing and not for families with children”
Review of Bicester Village

Bicester Village
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$136.03*
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Bicester Village Shopping Trip from London: Gift Card, Lunch and VIP Discounts
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$184.12*
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Private Transfer: London to Oxford Bicester Village for Shopping for Up to 4...
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Bicester
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located less than an hour's train ride from London's Marylebone station, and 20 minutes from Oxford, Bicester Village boasts more than 130 luxury designer outlet boutiques of British and international brands including Anya Hindmarch, Alexander McQueen, Mulberry, Yves Saint Laurent, MCM and Diane von Furstenberg - all with reductions of up to 60% on the recommended retail price. Additionally, Smythson, Temperley London and Vivienne Westwood are represented by their only outlet stores worldwide. Shoppers can travel with ease from London Marylebone or Oxford Parkway directly to Bicester Village railway station alternatively the Shopping Express(R) luxury coach service from central London to the Village. A number of luxury services available at the village, which include, valet parking, an award-winning Visitor Centre complete with multilingual hosts, Hands-free Shopping, and a children's play area. Restaurants include Le Pain Quotidien, Villandry Grand Cafe, itsu and farmshop restaurant & cafe from Soho House & Co. A trip to Bicester Village provides guests with an enjoyable day out and a value-added luxury shopping experience.
Reviewed June 8, 2014

Set in a lovely setting and with some lovely shops it was disappointing to find the village seemed to cater for the hordes of overseas customers rather than UK visitors.
There was a very poor and limited choice of food / drink / refreshment outlets and some shops had such high security presence it was quite unnerving.
Facilities were poor for children.. the village is certainly not a "family experience" and in some of the shops the staff were very pretentious, quite rude and unwilling to help.
All in all a disappointing experience and won't be rushing to return.

1  Thank Jan E
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

Spent a morning going round the stores here - mostly fashion, shoes and luggage. Prices are generally between 15% and 40% lower than high street. Best to arrive early as stock is limited and the village gets very busy after 11am most days. Plent of food outlets.

1  Thank RobertGuiscard
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Reviewed June 6, 2014

Very nice outdoor outlet with plenty of world class brands, fair prices on some and very good prices on others. Can access by train or by bus, both ways can give you discount vouchers but I think the train is faster and more comfortable, also the price of the train and bus is almost the same. for all the needed info of how to get there, brands and offers check their website http://www.bicestervillage.com/en/home/home

After arriving to the village you will find a free shuttle bus that takes you to the mall.
Highly recommended for shopping lovers

1  Thank lasheen7
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

I love Bicester but usually visit midweek if ever travelling along the M40. We used it as a stop-off last bank holiday Monday and it was bedlam. Many shops (unfortunately ones I wanted to visit) had tensa barriers outside to control the queues. We had to wait in line for toilets, queue for food then for wait for a table at Pret a Manger and because it was pouring with rain queuing to enter a shop wasn't appealing. Otherwise, I really do love this place.... just the wrong day to visit :-(

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Reviewed June 3, 2014

I am a real shopaholic and I only managed to go to Bicester Village for my very first time yesterday and it was better then I could have imagined!

The style of the village is very chic and cool and is actually very big, we went on a Monday and it was quite busy so it must get very busy at weekends. There are so so so many shops to choose from, super designer labels such as Gucci, Alexander McQueen to more high street like SuperDry.

Food outlet choice isn't huge, but good enough to grab a bite - we went to Carluccio's which was lovely after walking round for a few hours.

I managed to get some incredible bargains that I am really delighted with and I must say that every single staff member in every shop was extremely helpful!

I will definitely be returning again after the next pay day!!!

6  Thank Adrian L
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