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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

Blackwell’s

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…
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

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 …
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…
Market in City Centre

Covered Market

A treasure trove of traditional butchers, fishmongers, cobblers, florists, barbers, coffee bars, restaurants and independent shops, Oxford’s 250-year-old Covered Market, tucked away off-street in the very heart of t…
Vintage in City Centre

Oxfam Shop

The Oxford Committee for Famine Relief opened its first-ever shop on Broad St in 1948 – and it’s still going strong, selling secondhand clothes, homewares and books plus new fair-trade products. The huge vinyl secti…
Gifts & Souvenirs in City Centre

Alice’s Shop

This tiny 500-year-old shop was operating as a grocery – and managed by a sheep – when Lewis Carroll’s Alice popped in. Opposite Carroll’s Christ Church home, it now sells Alice in Wonderland souvenirs from jigsaws …