For the perfect day out in Oxford, head to Westgate! From brilliant shopping to excellent entertainment and more, there are so many fun ways to spend some time with family and friends in the heart of the city…
Shop 'til you drop
For the ultimate shopping trip, Westgate Oxford has everything you could hope for all under one roof. From & Other Stories to Miniso, our extensive list of shops will guarantee that you find your next wardrobe staple or unbeatable gift. We've also recently welcomed Menkind (perfect for fun gifts) and Joe & The Juice (the best way to give yourself a mid-shopping boost!).
For three floors of the best in fashion, beauty, home, giftware, technology and electrical items, head to John Lewis. Plus, spread some holiday cheer by supporting small businesses at their Christmas Market pop up!
As well as all of the high-street heroes, there are a number of independent shops like Burrows & Hare to visit too.
Time to dine
With unique views of Oxford's dreaming spires, the Roof Terrace at Westgate is the ultimate destination in the city. Come on up and discover the eclectic mix of places to eat and drink. There's Victors, The Alchemist, The Breakfast Club, Pizza Pilgrims, Dirty Bones and more, all perfectly set up to enjoy a delicious meal with a view. Find out more about The Roof Terrace here.
Fancy a bit of casual dining? Westgate Social is a great place to discover exciting food and drink. With three mouthwatering street food vendors, from Mexican to noodles and burgers, this will provide the perfect spot to refuel over a catch up with friends and family. Discover all about Westgate Social Street Food here.
Get into the Christmas spirit with the German Market, which is open in Leiden Square from 19th November to 31st December every day from 10am. With personalised Christmas decorations, speciality cheeses, Belgium chocolate kisses, Dutch mini pancakes, hot mulled wine and a German sausage grill, you can bring the whole family for a taste of the festive season.
So whether you're visiting for Christmas shopping, a festive meal with friends, or just want to see our fabulous decorations, we've got everything you need to celebrate the Christmas season!
More than a shopping destination, we've also got some brilliant attractions for you to enjoy a fun day out, including Curzon, offering the finest cinematic experience in Oxford, showing the latest in Hollywood entertainment and all the best independent and international films. When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing better than switching off from the outside world and immersing yourself in a film.
Fancy an adventure? Try Escape Hunt, where you and your teammates will be locked in an imaginatively themed room with 60 minutes to find and solve a series of clues in order to escape. Or why not try your hand at crazy golf? Junkyard Golf Club provides hours of entertainment, with a 9-hole course full of fun.
Oxford is bursting with things to see and do ranging from historical and educational venues to fun and lively family attractions. The historic city is renowned for its prestigious universities, museums, vibrant arts scene and towering spires. The city is home to over a thousand listed buildings and boasts structures from every major period of British architectural history since the 11th century.
While visiting Oxford you can explore the 38 colleges, walk or punt along the river and visit the locations of films and TV shows such as Harry Potter, The History Boys and Inspector Morse.
If you have time to venture beyond the city streets of Oxford, the county of Oxfordshire is also home to a variety of market towns, villages and rolling countryside as well as the river-side towns of Henley-on-Thames and Abingdon-on-Thames.
Rest your head
With an abundance of things to see and do while you're in Oxford, you may want to stay a few days so that you have time do it all! With no shortage of lovely local hotels, check yourself in for a few nights of R&R at the likes of Courtyard by Marriott, Premier Inn, and the Malmaison Oxford Hotel.
See more info on booking a hotel-stay here.