Oxford & the Cotswolds shopping

Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in Jericho & Science Area

Ashmolean Shop

Appropriately enough, the shop at the Ashmolean reflects the scope and variety of Oxford’s finest museum. William Morris would certainly approve – everything is either beautiful or useful, and most are both. From po…
Top Choice Books in City Centre


The most famous bookshop in the most studenty of cities, Blackwell’s is, with its vast range of literature, treatises and guilty pleasures, a book-lover’s dream. Be sure to visit the basement Norrington Room, an imm…
Food in Stow-on-the-Wold

Daylesford Organic

A country-chic temple to the Cotswolds' organic movement, 4 miles east of Stow, the sprawling Daylesford operation was kickstarted 40 years ago when a family farm turned sustainable. Centring on a gleaming food hall…
Mall in City Centre

Westgate Shopping Centre

Originally built in 1972 on the site of Oxford’s medieval West Gate, this enormous mall expanded in 2017. Like Alice it seems just to keep on growing, with around 100 big-name shops including a large John Lewis depa…
Homewares in City Centre

Objects of Use

The name says it all: this fascinating and quaint shop is piled high with useful household objects and tools to make each day easier. Everything is firstly functional, but most are also beautifully designed using st…
Toys in City Centre

Hoyle’s of Oxford

This charming shop sells games of every kind and age, from the latest board games – including bestsellers such as Ticket To Ride and Dreaming Spires, set in Oxford – to mahogany roulette wheels. For visitors of a ce…
Books in Jericho & Science Area

Last Bookshop

Booklovers beware! This enticing little Jericho shop can easily swallow an hour of your time. Specialising in remainders and discounted stocks, largely from academic publishers, which it sells at £3 each or two for …
Food & Drinks in Stroud

Farmers Market

Stroud plays host to the greatest of all Cotswold farmers markets every Saturday. Dozens of stallholders converge on Cornhill Market Pl and the surrounding streets to sell everything from homemade soaps and Cotswold…
Homewares in Tetbury

Highgrove Shop

A flower-scented dream, this town-centre shop is the perfect spot to pick up candles, mugs, jams, treats, gardening trinkets and gorgeous homeware inspired by Prince Charles' sustainable gardens at nearby Highgrove.
Art in City Centre

Blackwell's Art & Poster

Blackwell's split-level sibling store, all but opposite the main bookshop, specialises in reference books, coffee-table tomes, posters, cards and stationery, ranging across art forms from Expressionism to origami, a…