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The Oxford Covered Market

The Oxford Covered Market


The Market was officially opened in 1774 and has a unique and wonderful atmosphere. It provides its visitors with the wonderful aromas of fresh fruit, coffee and fresh baking and to a feast of sights and sounds.

In 1772 the original Market committee accepted an estimate for nine hundred and sixteen pounds and ten shillings for the building of twenty butchers' shops. John Gwynn, the architect for Magdalen Bridge drew up the plans and designed the High Street frontage. Twenty more shops soon followed and from this the market grew into the delight it is now.

The Covered Market is home to numerous traders selling a captivating variety of goods. Fresh fruit, vegetables, breads and cakes, meats, cheeses, seafood, fine foods, flowers, leather goods, shoes, watches and jewellery, clothing, gifts, hats and so much more are on offer - the mix is electrifying.

When taking a break from browsing the goods there's a mouth-watering choice of places to eat and drink to choose from. Whatever you are tempted with - a ciabatta, a cappuccino or a cake - you will always find something to satisfy in Oxford's Covered Market.

Disabled accessPublic toilets

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Toilets located in Market Street, just outside the back of the covered market

Opening details

Monday 09.00 - 17.30
Tuesday 09.00 - 17.30
Wednesday 09.00 - 17.30
Thursday 09.00 - 17.30
Friday 09.00 - 17.30
Saturday 09.00 - 17.30
Sunday 10.00 - 16.00
Extended opening times over the xmas shopping period.


Free entry

Also at this Venue


The Manager


The Covered Market,

Market, free entry



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Map reference: SP 514062  Lat: 51.75213 Long: -1.25679


  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Toilets located in Market Street, just outside the back of the covered market