• Publish date: Wednesday، 13 April 2022

The Bicester Collection offers all-encompassing curated luxury shopping experiences, bespoke dining offers and tailored guest services, less than an hour away from some of Europe’s most visited big cities. Set your trip to Bicester Village, a favorite spot for the Kuwaiti traveller, in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside this month and experience the finest of modern-day luxury shopping while enjoying the culture, cuisine, and heritage of your destination.

Pop-ups and happenings during Spring and Summer

Newly launched brands at the village to explore include the Bella Freud pop-up, Celeste Starre, Isabel Marant, Jil Sander, This Works, Elemis, Soho Home, La Tua Pasta, London Grade Coffee, Spectrum Cosmetics and Benefit Cosmetics alongside the brand new “DO GOOD” pop-up boutique which will be running till 21st April and works with exceptional charity partners to help unlock the future for women and children wherever they’re born.

The new DO GOOD pop-up boutique will offer new and pre-loved pieces from renowned brands such as Free People, Ghost, Cefinn, RIXO, Borgo De Nor, Seraphina, Joseph and many more, as well as a curated edit of items generously donated from the wardrobes of stylish fashion insiders including, Isabel Spearman, Kelly Eastwood, Erica Davies, Simone Powderly. Plus, guests can explore a special collection from innovative sustainable brand Ecoalf.

Funds raised from the pop-up will go directly to Bicester Village’s DO GOOD initiative and its Unlock Her Future campaign.

Bicester Village has collaborated with renowned graphic design artist, Karan Singh, who has curated an interactive art trail across the Village, across the facades of the buildings, which are captivating. The artwork will be running throughout the summer.

Getting to Bicester Village

Less than an hour from London, the Village is easy to reach by car and rail, with a regular direct train service that runs from London Marylebone to Bicester Village Station.

With Arabic signage, prayer room and a great selection of halal cuisine, Bicester Village is always ready to welcome visitors from the Middle East.

Surrounding area

Located on the edge of the Costswolds at the heart of rural Oxfordshire, Bicester Village enjoys a prime central location in England with exceptional transport links to London and more.

The village and its more than 160 boutiques are within striking distance of renowned tourist destinations such as UNESCO World Heritage Site Blenheim Palace and Oxford with its world-famous university and celebrated Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.

Founded in 1884, the Pitt Rivers Museum offers a wide display of artefacts, such as musical instruments, weapons, masks, textiles, jewelry, many in the original wooden display cabinets.

The unique Oxford Botanical Garden was founded in 1621 and is the oldest botanic garden in Great Britain and one of the oldest scientific gardens in the world with over 5000 different plant species. Other interesting sights to visit on your trip are Waddesdon Manor, Daylesford Farm, and Oxford City Centre.

Services at the Village

Open seven days a week, the Village offers an array of services, including a multilingual Guest Concierge and Train Station Information Hub to make your visit more magical; either locations will offer access and information about Personal Shopping, Hands-free Shopping, Gift cards, Mobility scooters and more.

The Personal Shopping service has is an upgraded service with new personal shopping suites and a supportive team of experts from a variety of industries, including retail, film, and media.

The suites are private spaces that allow for discreet, bespoke, and personalized interaction during the personal shopping experience and are available as a service free of charge to all guests, including new and returning guests of the Personal Shopping team, as well as those referred by boutiques, private client services and partners. Available by invitation only is the luxury Apartment in Bicester Village.

The Apartment is a private space to unwind, enjoy refreshments, revel in purchases, or take part in a personal shopping consultation.

Five-star hospitality, courtesy of expert teams comes as standard, but it's where these services meet style that the concept really comes together. The spaces in The Apartment capture the magic of the surrounding region, taking influences from local culture in the form of colour, flowers, art and interiors. The Hands-free Shopping allows you to shop till you drop & relax while we collect & pack all your purchases ready for you to collect at the end of the day.

Halal food and beverage

Enjoy a shopping break or a bite at the cafes and restaurants serving halal food. Visit completely halal Shan Shui which pays homage to the best of Asian cuisine with the kitchen following time-honored recipes and working only with the freshest ingredients sourced locally.

Inspired by the 1920’s Shanghai, the restaurant’s décor features a myriad of textures, colors and textiles, which is a nod to the city’s most glamorous era. Berenjak is a Persian restaurant reinterpreting the classic hole in the wall eateries of Tehran. Berenjak reinvents signature Persian dishes using seasonal British produce.

The restaurant is completely halal and is awarded a Michelin Bib-Gourmand in 2019. Visit the newly opened La Tua Pasta which makes their fresh pasta nightly in the outskirts of London, before being delivered to your plate just in time for supper.

Using only the best and freshest ingredients such as Durum Flour from Italy, this multi-award-winning restaurant ensures their pasta is made in strict accordance with Italian tradition (halal options available). Café Wolseley is an all-day café-restaurant which offer halal options, inspired by the iconic London flagship. Combining British heritage with European grandeur, The Wolseley is one of London’s most admired restaurants in the heart of Mayfair.