Oxford, England

North Parade Avenue

North Parade Avenue is a pleasant little street in Oxford that offers interesting options for shopping and food. Every other Saturday, the street is shut off to automobile traffic to pave the way for a bustling market that boasts of the best of Oxford produce.

Food and Shopping

The North Parade Avenue is dotted with interesting nuggets for visitors. Enjoy the inimitable atmosphere of a traditional English pub at Rose and Crowns (No. 14) or the Gardener’s Arms (No. 8). You can also pop into one of the typical cafes for a quick snack. In search of something exotic? Check out authentic Japanese cuisine at Koto (No. 9) or you can opt for colorfully flavored Indian food at Jee Sahib (No. 15). There are also several independent shops to browse through at a relaxed pace.

North Parade Market

The showstopper on this avenue, however, is the fortnightly market on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month. Starting at 10:00 am, the street is transformed into a smorgasbord of delightful colors and tempting aromas. You can expect to find organic garden produce and artisan foods including sourdough breads, cheese, street food, delicious cakes and pies.

Do try and visit North Parade Avenue to enjoy Oxford at its leisurely best.