Bicester Things to Do
Here is my list of things to do in Bicester. There are many different fun activities if shopping isn't your thing:- Go into the town centre and shop in independant shops- Relax and walk around Garth Park- Visit historic St Edburgs Church- Go for a local history walk organised by the Bicester Local History Society- Shop at Bicester Village (though...more
Once safely booked in, you can explore Bicester... in all honesty, it won't take you very long.But, saying that, we do have a sport centre, with swimming pools, badminton courts etc. If that isn't for you and you need a spot of Retail Therapy, you have Bicester Village Shopping Outlet, where you will find; Polo Ralph Lauren, Monsoon, Versace,...more
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trinity serves proper british food - with locally sourced ingredients that are very much in season. The menu changes weekly, with daily specials and a great value lunch menu (x2 courses for £9.95!)The separate Tea Room serves up wonderful looking home made - and tasting - cakes, for that truely English experience of afternoon tea - well used and...more
There are many restaurants in Bicester, it depends what you are in the mood for when you want to eat!You can have Chinese, Indian, Kebab on a plate, Pizza, the list goes on.The best ones, I think, are Yin Hong, Chinese, of course. Very good food and the staff are friendly and welcoming.Taj Mahal Tandoori, very good too, Indian, of course. There...more
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The 2 main nightspots in Bicester are The Litten Tree, and G's Winebar.
Both are a magnet for mini-skirted girlies on the pull or hen parties out for some fun!
They are good places to go, as long as you can stand the music.
Dress Code: G's doesn't seem to have a dress code as such, but the Litten Tree will check your boots for steel toe caps!
They can get a bit fussy, at times, but generally speaking, if they let me in, then you can get in too!!!
The public transport around Bicester is pretty good, considering the size of 'us'.
There is one set place, you can't really call it a 'bus station', but it serves it's purpose.
You do, however, have 2 train stations.
Bicester North Station, will take you to Birmingham or London, obviously with stops in between.
Bicester Town Station will carry you to Oxford, and from there, you can get to almost anywhere your heart desires.
Bicester Village (pronounced 'Bister') is a designer shopping outlet. If recreational shopping is your thing, it's a good place to visit, but even designer 'bargains' can be pretty expensive in real terms, so if you are on a strict budget, aim for window shopping only. Most shops are fashion, but there are also lifestyle and homewares brands, such...more
I classify this place not just for clothes, home or kitchen wares but for everything. However, most of it are clothes and that's what most of us are looking for anyway. What I'm about write is about my own experience and what I fancy here. The first time I went to Bicester Village, I entered from the left side and so I came accross Clarks, which...more
Bicester Village is one of the nine Chic Outlet Shopping Villages in Europe and is home to over 120 luxury boutique outlets. The area is connected with pedestrianized streets and most outlets carry offers of up to 60% off for the previous season's collections of famous brand names such as DKNY, Salvatore Ferragamo and Guess to name a few.Bicester...more
Bicester Local Customs
Culture? Here? Hehehe... I don't think so....
The library is small, the hospital-smaller.
The nearest decent museum is in Oxford. We have no cinema, no bowling, skating is restricted to rollerblades along the high street.. We do have one of those!!
But, we do have a local football team, and rugby team, so we can't be All that backward... can we?
Bicester Warnings and Dangers
If you are around Bicester Village, and you are a celebrity, you may get some 5' 2" female come up to you for an autograph.
We have had the likes of Ian Botham, ( cricketer), Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, Richard Branson sometimes pops in, and more recently, 24th Jan 2006, one of my heros, Ali Campbell, lead singer of UB40.
I was armed with 21st Anniversary tour souvenir and pen, and caught this lovely young man in the carpark as he was about to leave.
Bicester What to Pack
Luggage and bags: A toorhbrush, mobile phone and map book... what more can I say!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Lots of people seem to 'aquire' these items from their hotel, why bring your own?
Photo Equipment: A camera would be handy, just in case myself and Eddie are out shopping... she brings her handbag too!!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Long walk to the beach, we don't have one!
Apparently, we are the furthest town from any beach... I don't know how true that is.
Miscellaneous: Bring whatever you think you may need or feel the urge for.
Bicester Off The Beaten Path
If you are fortunate enough to be here for any length of time, you will discover the 'joys' of living close to the countryside.
Example; Just outside Bicester, we have a large chicken farm... battery hens, I suspect.
You will Know when they are mucking out the sheds, because you can smell it for miles!!!
To help organise your stay it is advisable to visit the Visitor Centre. Besides tourist information, visitors will also be able to purchase tickets for local events, book accommodation, buy gifts, books and maps at the Centre. Address : Pingle Drive, Bicester.Phone : 01869 369055e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
The short walk along the high street is ok, but watch out for the 'Sleep-walkers'. My fondest memory happened on Jan 24th 2006, at around 4.15 p.m, when I went to Bicester Village and got an autograph from the lead singer of my favourite band....One of my best days here, so far.more
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