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Bicester

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

Work starts on expanding St Edburg’s CE Primary School in Bicester
/ Education

Work starts on expanding St Edburg’s CE Primary School in Bicester

Bicester children are set to benefit from a purpose-built, single-storey building under construction as work starts on expanding St Edburg’s CE Primary School on the Kingsmere development in Bicester.
Lemongrass Marketing Wins Sunday Times Best Places to Work Award 2023
/ Business Services

Lemongrass Marketing wins Sunday Times Best Places to Work Award 2023

Lemongrass Marketing, a Travel PR and Content agency based in Bicester, has been awarded a Sunday Times Best Places to Work Award. The agency was selected from the results of an employee survey with questions specially designed by Employee Experience experts.
CGI of Bicester Market Square transformation
/ Infrastructure

Plans for Bicester Market Square transformation move a step closer

Plans to transform Bicester Market Square into a multi-use community hub have been boosted by the formal approval of a £4.25m funding. It means Cherwell District Council can now move to the next stages of consultation and design work.
Thames Valley Police reveals plans for new state-of-the-art forensics centre in Bicester
/ Government

Thames Valley Police reveals plans for new state-of-the-art forensics centre in Bicester

The purpose-built centre in Bicester will become the main forensics hub for the force, containing laboratories, new digital technologies and dedicated training facilities.
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.