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Oxford High Street

Oxford is a wonderfully traditional town, known throughout the world for its famous University. It is no surprise, therefore, to find numerous chic and specialist shops up and down the High Street that draw academics, shopoholics and the young alike. Just off the High Street is the modern undercover shopping centre at Westgate. The Templars Square arcade of 70 shops is further out of town.

The city's academic pedigree goes back over 800 years but people have lived in the town of Oxford since the 9th Century. The exact origins of the university are uncertain but could go back to the reign of Alfred the Great. Clerics certainly came to Oxford to learn in the 12th Century but it was probably in the 13th Century that Oxford became firmly established as a seat of learning.

Today, Oxford is a cosmopolitan town with a wonderful mix of the historic Dreaming Spires and a growing high tech community. There is plenty to see and do here with lots of excellent places to eat. Of course, being a university town, night life is up there with the best too.

Follow this link to Oxford High St for a great site that has quality photographs of all the shops and describes each building and its history. For more about the city in general, try this link to Oxford. And if you were really after Oxford St in London ...


The Shops@Oxford.High.St


West End

  Edinburgh Woollen Mill 141-143
Crew Clothing Co 139-140
Coast (ladies fashion) 138
Fellow's of Oxford (gift shop) 137
Karen Millen (ladies fashion) 136
Reiss (ladies fashions) 135a
Cafe Zouk (Indian restaurant) 135b
Jigsaw (ladies fashion) 134
Hay's Accountancy Personnel 133
Britannia Building Society 132
The Chequers (Inn) 131a
Payne and Son (goldsmiths) 131
White Stuff (outdoor clothing) 130
Chiang Mai Kitchen (Thai Restaurant) 130A
Northern Rock 129a
India Garden (Tandoori restaurant) 129b
Gill's Ironmongers 128A
Starbucks 127
Bonjour (sandwich shop) 126
Herbert Mallam Gowers (solicitors) 126
Jack Wills (ladies fashion) 125
All Bar One 124
Phase Eight (clothes) 123
Alfred Street =====
NatWest Bank 120-122
Ede & Ravenscroft (tailors) 119
Breckon & Breckon (estate agent) 118
Oxford University Press Bookshop 116-117
Hobbs Outfitters 115
Kaliko (ladies fashions) 114
Shepherd & Woodward (department store) 109-113
King Edward Street =====
Oddbins 108
A-Plan Insurance 107
University of Oxford Shop (department store) 106
The Glass House (ladies fashion) 105
Sanders (prints and maps) 104
Toast (mail order) 103
Brora (Scottish Cashmere) 102
Oriel Street =====
Oriel College 95-101
Magpie Lane =====
Quod Restaurant 94
Old Bank Hotel 92-93
Max Print 91
(vacant) 90
University College
Logic Lane =====
Durham Building 88-89
Household Bank (HFC) 86-87
Antiques on High 85
Grand Cafe 84
Oxford Bus Company 83
Examination Schools 77-82
Ruskin School of Drawing 74-76
Merton Street =====
Eastgate Hotel 73
Hoyle's (Games & Puzzles) 72
Oxford Holographics 71
Pens Plus 69-70
(vacant) 67-68
Stanford House 65-66
Magdalen College 62-64
Magdalen Gate House 61
Rose Lane =====
University of Oxford Botanic Garden
1-5 Lloyds TSB (bank)
6-7 Rymans (stationers)
8 Reed Employment Agency
9 Whistles (ladies fashion)
--- Market Avenue 1
10-11 L K Bennett (ladies fashions)
12 Pizza Hut
--- Market Avenue 2
13 Skipton Building Society
14 Caffe Nero (coffee shop)
--- Market Avenue 3
15 Whittard of Chelsea (teas and coffees)
16a Pia (jewellery)
16b Brook St (employment agency)
--- Market Avenue 4
17 Tim's Newsagent
18 The Mitre (Inn)
===== Turl Street
Lincoln College Library (All Saints Church)
19 Sprint Sandwiches
20 Black Sheep Galleries
21 Aspire (clothing)
22 Scrivens (Opticians)
23 Viyella (ladies fashion)
24-31 Brasenose College
--- St Mary's Passage
University Church of St Marys the Virgin
--- Catte St
All Souls College
32 Warden's House, All Souls
33 Links Communication (mobile phones)
34 Reginald Davis (art)
35-36 Northlight Design
37 Frederick Tranter (tobacconist)
38 High Street Barbers
The Queen's College
===== Queen's Lane
40-41 Queen's Lane Coffee House
42 Olives (delicatessen)
43 Simply Sewing
44-45 Red Cross (charity shop)
46-47 Sahara (ladies fashion)
48 Fitrite Shoes
49 Honey's Newsagent
50 Bejan Blue
51 The Rose Tea Shop
52 Waterfield's Books
55 Sassi Shoes
56 Neal's Yard Remedies
57 Brothers Hair Sculpting
58 Harvey's Sandwiches
59 Oxford
60 The Letting Shop
===== Longwall Street
Magdalen College

East End

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