Little Clarendon Street
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Little Clarendon Street is a short shopping street in northwest Oxford. It runs east-west between the south end of Woodstock Road opposite St Giles' Church to the east and Walton Street to the west. It forms one of three notable streets in North Oxford off the Woodstock Road where the variety of shops and cafés make them particularly trendy and bohemian places, the other two being North Parade and South Parade. The street is sometimes nicknamed Little Trendy Street. Its trendiness was already apparent in the 1960s.
As of 2006, the following buildings can be found on the street (this list is not definitive):
North side (east to west)
- Taylor's Delicatessen (previously Lloyds Pharmacy (with Post Office; closed January 2009)
- Strada Italian Restaurant; (replaced as of 2014 by Carluccio's)
- Richards' Group Hairdresser's;
- Martins' Newsagent (closed);
- Oddbins wine merchants;
- Duke of Cambridge cocktail bar;
- Al-Andalus Tapas Bar;
- Pierre Victoire Restaurant;
- Café Rouge Restaurant;
- Margery Fry and Elizabeth Nuffield House, a graduate-student accommodation of Somerville College;
- The Liquid Deli (previously Sylvester's Art and Gifts; closed 2013);
- Sushi bar
- Men's Hairdressers
- Natural Bread Company (bakers and cafe)
- Uncle Sam's Vintage American Clothing store (still present, but closed 2014);
- Hobbs Clothing Store;
- Inspires Art and Prints shop (closed);
- Lacy's hair salon;
- Posh Frocks clothing store;
- Juice sandwich shop.
South side (east to west)
- University of Oxford IT Services, Dartington House
- University of Oxford Admissions Office;
- G&D's Ice Cream Cafe;
- Angels cocktail bar;
- Sobell House Hospice Charity Shop;
- The Isis Centre (counselling centre run by Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Partnership Trust);
- The University of Oxford Offices;
- Mortons Cafe;
- A branch of Barclays Bank (closed 2014);
- Lizzie James women's clothing store;
- Central furniture store.
Along its south side the most prominent building is the 1960s University Central Offices, which in the minds of many people is an eyesore that damaged the character of the otherwise stately Wellington Square.
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