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Bicester Town Oxfordshire

About Bicester

Welcome to the Bicester edition of The Oxford Magazine.

This historic market town is expanding quickly, building new homes for commuters working in London, Birmingham and Oxford. It’s, perhaps, the fastest-growing town in the county, in large part because of its proximity to junction 9 of the M40.

But Bicester is much more than just a bedroom community, as the fabulous architecture around the marketplace will show you, including gorgeous 17th-century townhouses and a smattering of older half-timbered buildings.

Yet, for many holidaymakers, the town’s reputation is preceded by Bicester Village, the outlet mall that pulls in a staggering 6.3 million shoppers a year. It’s hard to believe that more visitors from China come to these luxury shops than to any other attraction in the country apart from Buckingham Palace.


Local news & stories

Darcica Logistics now offers customers zero-emission sustainable deliveries in Oxford
/ Business Services

Darcica Logistics now offers customers zero-emission sustainable deliveries in Oxford

With Oxford’s zero emission zone (ZEZ) set to expand further, companies wanting to deliver goods through the pallet network into the city centre can meet the city council’s ZEZ requirements through Bicester-based Darcica Logistics.
Guests at the opening of Cecconi’s restaurant at Bicester Village
/ Food & Drink

London’s social set celebrates opening of Cecconi’s restaurant at Bicester Village

Media personality Laura Whitmore, comedian Ian Stirling, singer-songwriter Ella Eyre, and catwalk model Abbey Clancy were amongst the guest invited to lunch at the newly opened restaurant.
Pioneering Graven Hill self-build home wins prestigious industry award.
/ Home & Garden

Pioneering Graven Hill self-build home wins prestigious industry award

James and Gemma Hooker’s Dan-Wood home successfully secured the Best Off-Site Manufactured Home award for their striking timber-framed home that was delivered on a turnkey basis.
Watchfinder & Co. to open boutique in Bicester Village this month
/ Retail & Leisure

Watchfinder & Co. to open boutique in Bicester Village this month

Watchfinder’s arrival in Bicester Village will provide watch lovers with immediate access to over 150 highly sought-after luxury timepieces – all meticulously inspected, authenticated and prepared.
New school at Graven Hill celebrates development milestone
/ Education

New school at Graven Hill celebrates development milestone

The steel frame superstructure was signed by a local child at a celebration event this week, and a traditional bolt tightening also took place to recognise the significant milestone in the delivery of the primary school.
YASA secures new facility at Catalyst Bicester
/ Real Estate

YASA secures new facility at Catalyst Bicester

The letting to YASA follows the recent announcement that the aerospace business Evolito has taken units 1-3 in phase 1 for its new HQ.
Oxfordshire SME Xerion Healthcare receives funding for innovative brain tumour treatment
/ Life Sciences

Xerion Healthcare receives funding for innovative brain tumour treatment

The funding will help to develop a unique solution that will enhance the effect of post-surgical radiotherapy on aggressive brain tumours and reduce the chance of cancer regrowth.
Regional solicitors Spratt Endicott celebrates Legal 500 rankings success
/ Business Services

Regional solicitors Spratt Endicott celebrates Legal 500 rankings success

The 2023 edition of The Legal 500, the UK’s leading guide to the best law firms and lawyers, awarded Spratt Endicott Debt Recovery practice with the highest Top Tier for another year.
Zero Petroleum to develop fossil-free synthetic fuels at Bicester Heritage
/ Technology

Zero Petroleum to develop fossil-free synthetic fuels at Bicester Heritage

The new facility will provide 10,000 sq ft of mixed laboratory and engineering space and will be core to producing the company’s synthetic ZERO® aviation fuels in the coming months.
David Lloyd Club in Bicester is now open
/ Retail & Leisure

The new David Lloyd Club in Bicester is now open

The new luxury club, located within the new Catalyst Park in South Bicester, officially opened its doors to members on Tuesday, 20 September.