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Summertown

Summertown, Oxford, Oxfordshire

About Summertown

Welcome to the Summertown edition of The Oxford Magazine

Summertown in North Oxford is a vibrant shopping and business centre and an attractive residential area bounded by the Cherwell River to the east, and the Oxford Canal to the west.

It offers easy access to an incredible range of shops and services of all kinds, as well as sports and leisure facilities and open countryside. It is also home to several independent schools and some of Oxford most expensive houses.


Local news & stories

The Butcher, The Tailor, The Picture-Frame Maker…Stories of Middle Way
/ Culture

The Butcher, The Tailor, The Picture-Frame Maker…Stories of Middle Way

This intriguing and alternative local history of Summertown, Oxford, by historian Gareth Winrow, is a perfect read for anyone interested in family and house histories and the history of Oxford.
Cherwell School in Oxford has retained its ‘outstanding’ rating from Ofsted.
/ Education

Cherwell School in Oxford retains its ‘outstanding’ rating from Ofsted

The Cherwell School in Marston Ferry Road received the top grading after inspectors from the national school standards watchdog visited in October.
Swing Into Christmas - Enjoy the best live swing music in Oxford this Christmas
/ Culture

Concert orchestra formed in lockdown is touring with a spectacular Christmas show

Performing quintessential Christmas songs and classic tunes from the swing and big band eras, this show is sure to be a festive treat not to be missed.
£2.5m in council tax energy rebate waiting to be claimed by Oxford residents
/ Housing

£2.5m in council tax energy rebate waiting to be claimed by Oxford residents

Those who are eligible for the rebate but who do not pay their bill by direct debit will need to fill in an online form to claim the £150 payment. Claims can only be made online, not by phone, email or in writing.
£500,000 grant received to support Oxford become a zero emission city
/ Transport

£500,000 grant received to support Oxford become a zero emission city

Oxfordshire County Council, in partnership with Oxford City Council, has received a £500,000 grant to support Oxford to become a zero emission transport city.
New Contemporary and Modern Art Gallery opens in Oxford’s North Parade
/ Culture

New Contemporary and Modern Art Gallery opens in Oxford’s North Parade

Expanding on their space in West Oxfordshire, the new gallery will open in February 2022 with a group exhibition titled ‘Here We Go’.
215 Kitchen & Drinks in Summertown is closing in New Year
/ Food & Drink

215 Kitchen & Drinks in Oxford is closing in the New Year

215 Kitchen & Drinks in Oxford’s Summertown is closing its doors in the new year following the departure of the restaurant’s chef, Paul Welburn.
E-scooter trial in Oxford extended to March 2022
/ Transport

Voi E-scooter trial in Oxford extended to March 2022

Residents and visitors to Oxford can continue to hire e-scooters as the trial has been formally extended by four months from its original end date of 30 November 2021 to 31 March 2022.
South Parade organisations join forces to present Art Late Summertown
/ Culture

South Parade organisations to present Art Late Summertown

Explore late-opening exhibitions at The North Wall and Sarah Wiseman Gallery and enjoy 20% off the Prix Fixe menu at Pompette restaurant and wine bar.
Oxford’s Mayor raises a glass to Majestic’s new store in Summertown
/ Retail & Leisure

Oxford’s Mayor raises a glass to Majestic’s new store in Summertown

The retailer has returned to the site of their old branch, which closed a few years ago, with a dedicated ‘Tasting Counter’ and an expanded ‘Fine Wine’ selection.