Oxford City Centre & Markets from £0
City shopping or sight-seeing
The centre of Oxford is dominated by the University colleges, the most famous being Christ Church, Trinity, and Balliol, and along with a plethora of world famous sites and attractions is a magnet for over 9 million visitors each year. Most visitors to Oxford City centre orient themselves around Carfax, a crossroads which forms the junction of Cornmarket Street, Queen Street, St Aldate’s and the High. St Martin’s Tower, popularly called Carfax Tower. From Carfax stretches The High to the east – ‘One of the world’s great streets’ and has a number of independent and high-end chain stores, but mostly university and college buildings. St. Aldates to the south, has a few boutique shops, the local government building including Oxford Town Hall, and leads down to the river, Cornmarket to the north and Queen Street to the west – the latter two being the main shopping streets of Oxford.