About the Covered Market
Centred in the middle of the City, accessed either from the High Street, Market Street, or through the Golden Cross on Cornmarket Street, Oxford’s world-famous Covered Market is home to a large number of specialist independent traders, each selling their own unique variety of goods.
The market dates back to the 1770s and has always been an attraction for locals and visiting tourists who come from far and wide to soak up the building’s history and heritage.
It provides a unique showcase for the very best in local crafts, and food and drink. Many of the businesses are family-owned, having been passed on through the generations, each offering a very personal, bespoke customer service.
Fresh fruit, vegetables, breads and cakes, meats, cheeses, fine foods, flowers, leather goods, shoes, watches and jewellery, clothing, gifts, hats and so much more are on offer – the mix is electrifying.
When taking a break from browsing the goods there’s a mouth-watering choice of places to eat and drink to choose from. Whatever you are tempted with – a ciabatta, a cappuccino or a cake – you will always find something to satisfy in Oxford’s Covered Market.
The market is open to the public from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday to Saturday and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sundays. However, all the businesses have their own opening times and some do not open on Sundays so please check individual traders.