29 reviews of Oxford Covered Market in English
A late entry.....just to say that ONE of the pleasures of returning to Oxford at this time of year is the wonderful feeling and decoration in the market. It just smacks of goodwill and an abundant ambience of "bustled" peace!! THE only place to be.......for me.
Great place to wander around, grab a gooey stodgy bit of heaven from Ben’s Cookies, have a coffee or bite to eat. Buy a new pair of shoes, or a quick banana.
If in Oxford well worth a wander. Also some good shops on the outside of the market – though in the same city block – accessed from the street so don’t miss them out.
The oxford covert market is a nice place. The shops their are very nice. I have been their a couple of times and i absoultly love it. However, the cake shop thats in their has very nice cakes, but the service inside the shop is rubbish. It is mainly the tall short haired women, the way she treats clients is very bad. I was waitting for someoe to serve me for 5 minutes and their was no one in the shop she turned me and saw me standing to be served but instead of doing so she just turned her back and continued chatting with her colleges. I really hated that and left the shop i think that she is qualifed to be in that position of serving people. for me their is no more of that shop, and i have tried their website to find a contact us icon or something to complain but i couldnt find any.
i am sorry to write that but i think that this is a situation i dont want anyone to face.
Lovely city centre market in oxford. One of the nicest of these kind of markets that I have been to, but a traditional sweet shop/stand of some sort and a bit more variety to the food options (sandwiches...everywhere!) would improve it to a 5 star.
Oxford's covered market is excellent, with interesting little mini shops selling all sorts of odd stuff along with nice little cafes and food stalls to tempt your wallets and purses from their safe hiding places.
This is however, the more sophisticated end of the covered market world and seems geared more for tourist interest.
Everything is neat and sanitised and resembles a quaint shopping mall with individual shop premises, rather than a vibrant and bustling market place.
(If you want the sights and smells of the real old fashioned covered markets, with the banter of dyed in the wool market people, then probably find good examples around the country, such as those at Cardiff or Swansea or the Bullring in Birmingham.)
This one definitely recommended though, for its own qualities.
The covered market is a great place to stroll through, especially when it’s raining. Some of the shops are a bit expensive, but there are also things there that you can’t get anywhere else in Oxford. Most noteable are Ben’s Cookies, where the cookies are always warm, with a moist centre and crunchy outside, and Pie Minister, which makes the most amazing pies I’ve ever had. I’d personally recommend the mushroom and asperagus one to absolutely anyone! The Mr. Porky and Heidi (featuring sweet potato and goat’s cheese) are also particularly spectacular, although I’ve never been disappointed by any of their selection. These are true English pies, served up right with gravy, mash, and mushy peas, and are a must for anyone visiting from outside the UK.
Traditional indoor market with large range of stalls, both toursity and useful. The various produce stalls (Fruit and Veg, several butchers, cheese, fish) all stock good quality products and often you’ll find that little something special. A couple of florists that are especially busy around exam time. Then multiple clothing, jewellery and gift shops along with several cafes.
Oxford covered market is like a blast from the past, very old world, very traditional and very quaint, it has a great selection of products on sale through out and lots of delicious eating/drinking places!
Very quaint a traditonal market area of old plenty of veg stalls butchery and fish mongers but unfortunately it’s getting taken over by coffee shop and sandwich places there are only so many you need in an area so small. You must visit at christmas it’s gorgeous.
I went to the Covered Market last saturday and I absolutely loved it.
This is a place where you can get everythign under one roof. Just to give you an idea, they sell boots, bags, clothes, scarves, cookies, pies, meats, fruits, cakes, books, knitting yarns, and even game meat in the Covered Market.
Last Sarutday the butcher hung 2 headless deers to 'air’ in the marker, with was slightly grotesque and disturbing. But I am happy because i bought 2 rabbits which my mum had loned to eat.
They also have a lovely cake shop in the Covered Market, which makes really beautiful and unique cakes. The shop has glass walls, so you can see the cake makers and decoraters at work, which I found very interesting. They also have some impressive cakes on display, Including one which was shaped like a LV handbag!
When you are there, its also good to try some cookies at the cookie stall in the market. They are really good. If you like Famous Amos, then you are bound to like the cookies there.
This is a definite must visit place in Oxford city. It is an enchanting place and seem to be timeless. Many of the stores have seemed to have always been there and the layout of the place is friendly and welcoming with always a hint of the traditional. The small cafes are a wonderful place to meet friends and watch the vast array of people go by. Oxford is a beautifully diverse city and this illustrated well within the covered market where old meets new and tradition goes hand in hand with commerce.
This was my venue of choice as a student and even as an adult I still find myself drawn to its wonder when I visit Oxford today.
The Covered Market is a delightful place to visit - at least so long as you’re not a vegetarian, as the dead animals hung outside the butcher’s shops are off-putting. It’s nice to find lots of little shops which are different from the usual High-Street brands, and there are some nice cafes to stop for a coffee and a panini, to say nothing of Ben’s Cookies. I like the jewellry shops the best, with rows of displays arranged by colour, lots of unusual stones and settings. There are also interesting 'ethnic’ clothes at Next to Nothing. I enjoy browsing the different shops, and because I usually get lost, it seems different every time!
This is a lovely place to shop in Oxford, a great place to wander around and look at all the different little shops. It has a good range of things here- lots of nice cafes and places to eat, as well as clothes shops and a hat shop! There are several butchers and a fishmonger and some fruit and veg stalls. My favorite is the cake shop- they have huge glass windows so you can stop and watch the staff decorating the cakes- very impressive. The sausages from the butchers are another highlight, with many great flavours to pick from. The florist in here is also very good and has really reasonable prices. A great place to shop.
This is undoubtedly a key place to visit when in Oxford. Not only is there a lot to see (including some great people watching) but also a lot to taste and buy to savour at home. Apart from the fab food selection, there are arts and crafts stores, coffe and tea shops, shoe stores, a frame shop, and lots more. I don’t know what the latest is on keeping it going, but it would be a dire shame if they ever closed this…
a amazing location in the centre of oxford offering a wide range of shops mostly modern but there are shops there that have been there for many years and have a very local loyal trade to them there really is something for everyone in this covered market i remember when working nearby sitting on most lunch times in the little cafe on the corner of the market this market has a great , warm friendly atmosphere and is a truely unique location that any visitor should visit as much as the locals do, this location has been shown on tv many times a truely amazing location that you must visit .
The Covered Market’s an interesting mix of traditional and new shops and food outlets. Some shops are very expensive, others are less so. I always enjoy a wander through its close-packed aisles, and many of the shops have been there for a very long time.
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