Bicester Village

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Bicester Village
Bicester Village - - 1335617.jpg
View of Bicester Village shops.
Location Bicester, Oxfordshire, England
Coordinates 51°53′30″N 1°09′22″W / 51.8916°N 1.156°W / 51.8916; -1.156
Opening date 1995
No. of stores and services c.130
Bicester Village.

Bicester Village is an outlet shopping centre on the outskirts of Bicester, a town in Oxfordshire, England.[1] It is owned by Value Retail plc, based in London.


The Bicester Village outlet shopping centre houses approximately 131 stores, encompassing a range of product categories.

Bicester Village is now established as a tourist attraction, as well as being the United Kingdom’s leading designer outlet village. In 2001, it was able to charge stores the highest rental of any comparable outlet shopping centre in the UK.[2]

The shopping centre is located just off the main roundabout which brings the A41 into Bicester, and is next to a "large" Tesco store and "The Acorn" public house. Bicester Village is served by two railway stations: Bicester North and Bicester Town. There is pedestrian access from Bicester Town Station to Bicester Village along a path, and a shuttle bus service from Bicester North.

It was to feature in the Bollywood film, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, but the scene was deleted.[citation needed]

Future expansion[edit]

As of 2012, plans are afoot to expand Bicester Village by a further 30 outlets. The scheme would involve the existing Tesco store being demolished, with a new Tesco superstore constructed at a different site nearby.[3] This would create approximately 500 new jobs to Bicester Village.[4]


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  2. ^ "[2011] EWHC 2336 (Comm)". BAILII. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Cherwell District Council, planning application 15/00082/F
  4. ^ "Expansion of Bicester Village and Tesco could create 3500 jobs". Bicester Advertiser. 9 May 2012. 

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