Interesting Shops in Oxford, Oxford (Self Guided)

While in Oxford, you can take a break from visiting famous landmarks and go shopping. As the city is known for its University, it offers a big range of bookshops with rare and interesting books and publications. Amazing antiques, prints and maps shops, as well as art and music shops and many others open their doors for those, who want to be pleasantly surprised and buy nice things.
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Interesting Shops in Oxford Map

Guide Name: Interesting Shops in Oxford
Guide Location: England » Oxford (See other walking tours in Oxford)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 km
Author: Linda
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Blackwell Books

1) Blackwell Books

Blackwell Books is situated in the center of Oxford, near the colleges and university buildings and has become a popular attraction for tourists. It is one of the biggest book shops in Oxford, measuring more than 10,000 sq.ft. The store stocks a big selection of rare books, antiquarian and modern, on a wide range of subjects.

Hours: Monday to Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM, except on Tuesday the shop opens at 9:30 AM.
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Blackwells Art & Poster Shop

2) Blackwells Art & Poster Shop

Blackwells Art & Poster Shop is one of the specialty stores of Blackwell academic bookseller, where a large number of books related to art, design and history are stored. The shop has a film section, containing books on film and actors' biographies, a photography section, and so on. It also sells unique posters, cards and prints.

Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:30am - 6:30pm; Saturday: 9am - 6:30pm; Sunday: 11am - 5pm
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Oxfam

3) Oxfam

Oxfam shop situated in the center of Oxford is one of the numerous charity shops, led by a group of volunteers, whose aim is to save the world from poverty and suffering. The store sells a wide variety of objects that come from public donations, as well as fair-trade objects from developing countries.

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm; Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Scriptum

4) Scriptum

Scriptum is a unique shop that provides stationery and printing, including recipe books, address books, handmade paper, leather-bound journals, etc. A lot of interesting and beautiful things are sold here, such as writing accessories, some ornaments and even opera masks. Everyone can find in this store a nice gift, or something for himself.

Hours: Monday - Saturday: 9 - 6; Sunday: 11 - 5.30
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Payne & Son Jewellers & Silversmiths

5) Payne & Son Jewellers & Silversmiths

Payne & Son Jewellers & Silversmiths is one of the oldest and most amazing jewellery shops, run by the Payne family, since 1790. The store is specialized in antiquarian and contemporary silver and gold jewellery. It offers a great choice of earrings, necklaces, bracelets, brooches, rings, lockets, as well as silversmith and designer services.

Hours: Monday to Friday- 9.30am to 5pm, Saturday- 9.30am to 5.30am
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Ede & Ravenscroft Ltd

6) Ede & Ravenscroft Ltd

Ede & Ravenscroft is the oldest tailor shop in Oxford city that is specialized in men's clothing, but also offers some limited collections for women. The shop provides good-quality academic clothes, regalia, wigs, gowns, and also civil wear, traditional shirts, English style suits, clothes for a graduation ceremony and other occasions.

Hours: Monday to Saturday 9am - 5:30pm
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Oxford University Press Bookshop

7) Oxford University Press Bookshop

Being a part of the Oxford University Press, the bookshop specialises in books on science and humanities. The main objective of the store is to bring books closer to students and readers. The bookshop contains a big collection of dictionaries, encyclopedias, theme books and also has Special Offers at a reduced price.

Hours: Monday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, Sunday: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Sanders Of Oxford Ltd

8) Sanders Of Oxford Ltd

The Sanders store is situated in the center of the town, and is one the largest antique print shops in Oxford. If you are looking for beautiful and quality things, such as maps of different places all over the world, portraits of British royalty, engravings of Oxford, print selecting and much more, you should visit this unique shop.

Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Walking Tours in Oxford, England

Create Your Own Walk in Oxford

Create Your Own Walk in Oxford

Creating your own self-guided walk in Oxford is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Jericho Walk in Oxford

Jericho Walk in Oxford

Jericho is a historic suburb of Oxford. Initially an industrial area, it has developed grace to the presence of Oxford Channel. Nowadays Jericho has a lot of venues and landmarks to offer. Take this tour and see the main attractions in Jericho.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
Landmarks of Oxford

Landmarks of Oxford

Oxford is a very beautiful city, with a rich culture and history. It offers a lot of splendid landmarks and monuments, many of them dating back hundreds of years and illustrating the historic heritage of the city. This walking tour will guide you through the most attractive landmarks of Oxford.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Museums and Galleries in Oxford

Museums and Galleries in Oxford

Oxford is a beautiful British city famous throughout the world for its University and historic places. The city offers a lot of activities and attractions. For example, Oxford is famous for its museums and galleries that are known for their unique collections and that host regular art exhibitions.
Take this tour to discover the history and culture of the city.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Oxford University Walking Tour

Oxford University Walking Tour

The University of Oxford is the oldest institution of its kind and one of the best in England. It represents a "federation", consisting of 38 self-governing Colleges and 6 Permanent Private Halls. Take this tour to find out the most beautiful and worth-seeing colleges in Oxford.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Nightlife in Oxford

Nightlife in Oxford

Oxford is a cosmopolitan and youthful city, with a lot of things to do and places to go. The city offers a wide range of clubs with great music and thematic programs, as well as different pubs and bars catering to all tastes. Check out the most popular clubs in Oxford on this self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 0 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.2 km
Religious Buildings in Oxford

Religious Buildings in Oxford

Oxford is home to a great range of sites related to the history of English Christianity. Many churches, college chapels and prayer houses with tremendous architecture can be seen here. Take this self-guided tour to discover the most important religious building in Oxford.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Oxford for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Oxford has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Oxford, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.