Boutique stores facing an open-air, landscaped pedestrianised walkway.

Bicester Village

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  • Bicester Village has reopened with new health and safety measures in line with government advice regarding COVID-19.
  • Spend hours in a shoppers’ paradise, browsing over 160 chic designer boutiques with savings of up to 60% on the recommended retail price.
  • Only an hour away from London, you will be transported to one of England’s most popular tourist destinations!
  • This designer outlet shopping experience in Oxfordshire has it all - pop-up shops, chic restaurants and even art exhibitions. 
  • Last year alone, the luxury shopping destination welcomed 7.3 million visitors.

Bicester Village is the UK’s leading luxury shopping destination. This designer outlet is situated near the Cotswolds in the heart of rural Oxfordshire, just an hour away from London and Birmingham and ten minutes away from Oxford. Discover more than 160 boutiques at Bicester Village from designers and brands you know and love. Shopaholics will be in retail heaven as they explore the Bicester Village shops, which include the White Company, All Saints, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Burberry, Clarks, Michael Kors, Mulberry, Superdry, Sweaty Betty, Swatch, Ted Baker, Tommy Hilfiger, The Kooples, Timberland, Vivienne Westwood and Villeroy & Boch.

Sit back and relax and enjoy some delicious dining options after shopping at some fantastic cafés and restaurants. With options for every peckish shopper big and small, no one will be going hungry. Plus, children of all ages will enjoy playing in the magical adventure playground throughout the afternoon. With an awesome natural play environment with wooden structures, mini adventurers can enjoy sliding through the tunnels and slides. There is also a brilliant tall look-out tower. A trip to Bicester Village is the ultimate retail therapy experience!  

The village is also nearby to some must-see family attractions, including Oxford Castle and Prison and Blenheim Palace. If you are driving from London, you could also go via Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. Rich in culture and history, with world-class galleries and museums, the city of Oxford is also  worth a visiti.

What to know before you go

  • Bicester Village is implementing new health and safety measures in line with government guidelines, including limiting the number of guests in the boutiques and face coverings must be worn at all times in the shops. There is also a digital queuing system and  an enhanced cleaning and sanitisation regime throughout the village.
  • For a more relaxed shopping experience, it’s advised that you either arrive early or late. The quieter times are currently weekday mornings 9am to 11am and weekday evenings from 6pm to 8pm.
  • Bicester Village opening times are 9am until 8pm, Monday to Saturday. On Sunday, the village opens from 10am until 7pm.
  • You can pick up a VIP card from the visitor centre before you start shopping to get even bigger discounts, exclusive offers, and access to secret shopping events and private sales. You can also sign up online.
  • Download the app from the App Store or Google Play to plan your visit.
  • Baby-changing facilities are available.
  • Bicester Village is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs and scooters are available to borrow.
  • Buggies are available to use in the day, which are subject to availability.
  • There is free WiFi throughout Bicester Village.
  • Guests from outside the EU can get a tax refund of 20% off their shopping at Bicester Village. You can get an instant cash refund from the ChangeGroup or when you are leaving the EU at the airport.
  • There is a great variety of family-friendly restaurants, including all-day dining at Café Wolseley and the farmshop restaurant and café by Soho House and Co, which has a great kids’ menu and activities. If you want a lighter snack, there is a Pret A Manger, Itsu and Crêperie Angélie.

Getting there

  • Bicester Village is located at 50 Pingle Drive Bicester Oxfordshire OX26 6WD.
  • From London Marylebone, you can travel directly to Bicester Village station within 46 minutes. The village is a short walk away.
  • From Birmingham Moor Street, you can take the train directly to Bicester North and jump on a regular shuttle bus to the village. The buses run approximately every 20 minutes.
  • The train from central Oxford to Bicester Village station takes 13 minutes.
  • By coach, there is a direct service from London Victoria Coach station to Bicester Village in just 1 hour and 40 minutes that leaves at 9am. It costs £7 one way.
  • Please follow the latest government guidelines if travelling by public transport and plan your journey in advance.
  • You can drive from London to Bicester Village in just 60 minutes. Exit the M40 at junction 9 on the motorway and follow signs on the A41 for two miles to Bicester.
  • There is complimentary parking at Bicester Village. There is also a selection of electric vehicle charging points.
  • There are three Park & Ride locations signposted from the M40.

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