Local area

Kingsmere is well-position to explore the charming town of Bicester, as well as sampling some of the finest sights, streets, sounds and shops in Oxfordshire, one of the most breathtaking counties in England.

Discover the delights of living in North Oxfordshire

Full of Saxon heritage, Bicester was originally a small market town which has grown into a tourist destination within north Oxfordshire. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is filled with pretty streets featuring many shops, restaurants, and cafes. The town centre has recently undergone a multi-million pound redevelopment and is now home to a new Sainsbury’s superstore, multi-screen Vue Cinema additional shops, bars and restaurants.

On the threshold of the ultra-fashionable Cotswolds and the thriving Midlands yet an easy commute from London and Oxford, this ancient market town boasts superb transport links, internationally renowned shopping and a glorious rural setting.

Bicester’s main attraction though is Bicester Village Designer Outlet Shopping Centre. Drawing in over 3 million visitors a year, it features a host of British as well as International designer shops. Definitely the place for intense retail therapy.


If you are looking for leisure activities then Bicester Leisure Centre is the place to go. The Sports Centre offers a wide range of facilities such as a Health and Fitness suite, 25m swimming pool, Play n’ Teach family pool, squash courts, activity halls, crèche and outdoor floodlit all-weather pitches.

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