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Top store recommendations from locals

Corner Shop
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“On Cowley Road - bit more of a walk, but flat and has almost everything you need.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
“I like this little museum, it has a nice cafe and if you find tricky to understand modern art look at their website what's on page and join one off their talks or tours. I find they really interesting”
  • 15 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Opening times Sainsbury's Oxford St Clements Local Waynflete Building St. Clements Street Monday 07:00 - 23:00 Tuesday 07:00 - 23:00 Wednesday 07:00 - 23:00 Thursday 07:00 - 23:00 Friday 07:00 - 23:00 Saturday 07:00 - 23:00 Sunday 07:00 - 23:00”
  • 6 locals recommend
Church
“One of the grandest and most iconic colleges of Oxford University. Harry Potter was filmed here. In summer arrive early to beat the crowds of tourists! ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Corner Shop
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“A small but sufficient supermarket. Nice and close by! This place is open every day from 8am-11pm, which is ideal - especially on Sundays, when Tesco closes early!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Is a large supermarket so has a bit of everything you need plus a really comfortable large cafe with a decent selection of food served from 8am onwards”
  • 7 locals recommend
Book Store
“This bookstore doesn't look like much on the outside. Take a look inside and be sure to see the Norrington Room located in the basement”
  • 9 locals recommend
Store
“Where else can you go where you get great music (to listen to, buy or even attend a gig) whilst getting your cuppa”
  • 12 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“If you take the time to look through the history books, you will find that The Grand Café as it is now, stands on the precise site that housed the very first Coffee House in England. According to a number of trustworthy sources, including Samuel Pepys, a Jewish entrepreneur named Jacob established the first English coffee house in 1650. A direct quote from ‘The Life and Times of Anthony Wood, Antiquary of Oxford 1632-1695″:- “This year [1651] Jacob the Jew opened a coffey house at the Angel in the parish of S. Peter, in the East Oxon ; and there it was by some, who delighted in noveltie, drank. When he left Oxon, he sold it in Old Southampton buildings in Holborne neare London, and was living in 1671.” I’m sure that if Jacob returned today, he would be proud to see what has become of the place. From humble beginnings, The Grand Café is now regarded by many as a true Oxford institution and above all – a purveyor of a darn good cup of coffee.”
  • 9 locals recommend
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“Not cheap but the biggest and best range of organic fare - lovely to wander round anyway! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Its friendly, with locally sourced food and a lovely conservatory out back. Great place to meet and/or chill”
  • 11 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“Beautiful ethically produced, natural, organic, fairtrade clothing and homeware. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Local home made ice-cream with interesting flavours. Open late in the evening and various locations across town.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Store
“A local ice cream parlour another Oxford Institution it has some sister parlours around Oxford, George and Danvers and George and Davis. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Store
“Best cakes in Oxford (shire!) Ginormous, cater for vegan and gluten free as well. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
“Well reviewed homemade Greek food including vegan. Small basic cafe/deli only open until 9pm.”
  • 3 locals recommend