Bicester Village Overview

Bicester village is all about enjoying shopping from 160 boutiques which are spread across the open street. Kids can explore wooden playgrounds while you are busy shopping. Explore Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace which have mesmerizing landscapes. You can also enjoy various food points including exquisite hand-iced biscuits at Biscuiteers, artisan ice-cream sandwiches at Oliphant’s, and pretty floral-themed eclairs at Maitre Choux 

Residing in the heart of the enchanting countryside of Oxfordshire, Bicester Village is a home to 160 boutiques from various leading lifestyle, British, and international fashion brands, including Vivienne Westwood, Smythson, Mulberry, etc. If you're considering Europe tour package, don't miss the opportunity to visit Bicester Village and indulge in shopping for innovative skincare from 111SKIN, colorful accessories, spring-ready dresses, lightweight jackets, and feel-good makeup from Benefit Cosmetics, all at year-round savings on the retail price.

Bicester village is open seven days a week and offers an array of personalized services, including complimentary Wi-Fi, hands; free shopping, personal shopping, and a multilingual concierge.

It is recommended that at Bicester village shops you should buy only British luxury brands. These brands are cheaper if the open mall is based in their own country. Other brands you can buy from Bicester village are Woodbury common, The Mall Firenze, and much more. You can also buy the local brands at a cheaper rate than in other countries. Tourists can also shop various other stuff from Mulberry, Paul Smith, Stella McCartney, Clarks, Ted Baker, and Burberry.

There are various activities in the village, including a wooden playground where all the slides, benches are made of wood. The playground is designed in such a way that kids can play here safely while you are busy shopping.

Eateries at the Bicester village offer food items from different locations of the world. You can enjoy Chinese cuisine, Thai food, Korean dishes and much more at various famous restaurants like Farmshop Bicester, Café Wolseley, Stecco Natura and much more.

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• Explore the sports stores at the village where you can enjoy the best coffee.
• Avail a bike on every Sunday and Thursday to roam around the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside.
• You can enjoy special Sunday theme rides which are arranged specially to amuse people.
• Explore the amazing scenic beauty of the beautiful village where you can roam around with your kids in a pram which can be easily available at the parking area.
• To upgrade the wardrobes of your kids and yourself there are many boutiques to explore including dedicated shops specially for kids' wear.
• Explore plenty of eating points at the village where you will get different options to satisfy your hunger as the restaurants offers food items from all across the world so you will get the opportunity to explore various dishes like roti noodles, dumplings, rice, and much more.

How To Reach

By Train: The Bicester Village can be easily reached via train, with a direct journey from London Marylebone to the dedicated train station of the village. It will take you only 46 minutes to complete the trip.

By Car: You can also reach the village by car as it is a short 60 minutes drive from London and from Birmingham it will take only 90 minutes via the M40.

By Bus/Shuttle Bus: Tourists can also take a dedicated shuttle bus between Bicester north station and the Bicester Village. The shuttle offers regular and direct service to Birmingham. You can also reach the village by bus service which you need to deboard at the village station.

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Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Bicester village is in the morning. You should get there as soon as the air mall opens i.e., from 9.00 AM to 10.00 AM. Because during opening time, the crowd at the village mall will be less and you will be able to explore the mall easily.

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Other Essential Information

1.  Tourists should bring their passports as you will need a tax-free receipt for claiming a VAT tax refund later.

2.  Before going to Bicester village, you should always plan your visit with the help of the village map. This is a crucial step as there are multiple shops at Bicester.

3.  Always visit the place on weekdays as the village is always crowded during the weekends.

4.  You should always get your VIP card as you can get an additional discount of 10% on your shopping.

5.  To beat the crowd, you should always try to reach before 10 AM. This way you will be able to give proper time to your shopping.

6.  Visitors should always carry luggage to store the loot as it will be more convenient than carrying paper bags across the village.

7.  Always wear comfortable shoes as the open-air mall is big and you may have to walk a lot.

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Shopping should be your prime goal if you are in the village. You can enjoy handsome discounts, mostly on British luxury brands. Non-British brands can also be purchased for a lower price, but they do not offer attractive discounts. Overall shopping will be cheaper as compared to shopping in central London. However, if you are from Singapore, you will experience that the brands are massively cheaper than what you get in Singapore.



There are various food vendors spread across the mall. You can enjoy tasty Ham, cheese, and mushroom crepe from Creperie Angelie at a very pocket-friendly rate. You will also be surprised to see the famous Taiwanese bubble tea chain YiFang. Tourists can also enjoy Xingyi Plum green tea, which will make you feel so refreshing. Apart from this, there are many other restaurants like Pret a Manger (famous for sandwiches), Le Pain Quotidien (baker’s café), Shan Shui (Chinese cuisine), and Itsu (East Asian- inspired fast food), and Café Wolseley.

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If you want to experience a real village in the United Kingdom, you can go further to Cotswolds. It comprises the most immaculately kept village in England. It is also home to tastefully done shops, boutiques, and hotels integrated harmoniously into the scenery, without touching the region's natural beauty. 

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace

You should also explore Blenheim Palace, one of Britain's most sublime and spectacular country houses. It is also the only private house in the country known as a ‘Palace.’ It is situated just 15 minutes from the Bicester Village and is also the birthplace of Winston Churchill. The palace is so mesmerizing that you should put it on your must-visit list.

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