Okay food and a pleasant bar. A perfectly reasonable place to take lunch, assuming you’re University staff.
Economical alternative to Boots, across the road, stocking a broad range of toiletries, cosmetics, and over-the-counter medicines.
Fantastic freshly-baked cookies. Orange and chocolate is a firm favourite for me, but oatmeal and raisin is a strong contender too.
Amazing handmade gelato and sorbet in all your favourite flavours… and some you’ve probably never heard of.
Enormous garden centre and associated shops, including a very good farm shop and an excellent cafe.
Clean, well-kept motorway services with all the usual amenities. Parking sometimes a little busy.
Sprawling, but clean and airy, following its 2017 renovation/extension.
A fun, if slightly pricey, dive into history. Friendly staff help the experience to come alive.
An Oxford institution almost as well-established as the Colleges (although a lot less well-known), the covered market is home to dozens of small and local shops and cafes. Well worth a visit whether you’re a resident or just a tourist in the city.
Fresh ice-cream milkshakes in literally hundreds of flavours. I recommend the Terry’s Chocolate Orange.