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Banbury Old Town

Banbury is an ancient market town, steeped in history. There is so much more to our little town than just the 'Ride a Cock Horse' nursery rhyme you all grew up hearing!
The old town area is its heart, where you will find a vast and varied array of fantastic independent businesses.

Download an illustrated shopping map of all our old town indies here

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Shopping in an indie wonderland

Whether you're visiting by day, by night, coming from the motorway, or canal, there are plenty of businesses, cafes, pubs and restaurants to tempt you, here in Banbury old town!

See our fantastic and ever growing list of amazing independent businesses that make Banbury a popular destination, as well as what is happening in the town. below...

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Wander the Streets and Lanes

Here is a list of the businesses in each area of the old town:

Parsons Street & Horse Fair

A main street linking North Bar and St Mary's Church to the market place and the castle Quay Shopping centre, Parsons's Street runs parallel to the High Street and is full of independent businesses:

PARSONS STREET:

Shops:

  • The Artery art shop & classes                            21 Parsons Street, (01295) 275150                    www.thearteryonline.com

  • The Art Framing Workshop                                38 Parsons Street, 07586 430328                     www.banburyframing.com    

  • Revival Mk2                                                           19b Parsons Street, 07503 162632                    www.revivalbanbury.co.uk

  • Union Clothing                                                19a Parsons Street, (01295) 278085                www.unionmenswear.co.uk

  • Buywise Domestics  appliance centre            45 Parsons Street, (01295) 266087                    www.buywiseappliances.co.uk

  • Watermans Jewellers                                           51 Parsons Street, (01295) 269210                    www.watermansgoldsmiths.co.uk

  • Doodledash Interiors                                            3 Parsons Street, 07527 229739                       www.doodledash.co.uk

  • Banbury Sewing Centre                                      (01295) 262344                                                     www.banburysewingcentre.co.uk

  • DIY and Goods                                                     4 Parsons Street

  • Banbury Bridal                                                    53-56 Parsons Street, (01295) 254621               www.banbury-bridal-boutique.co.uk

  • Banbury Covenience Store                                  32 Parsons Street (top of Parsons St),

  • Weird Creatures pet shop                                   07889 090403                                 

  •  Plum Gallery                                                      20 Parsons Street

     

Cafes:

  • Old Town Cafe & Gallery                                      21 Parsons Street, 07877 030315  

  • Bishop's Bakes                                    07429664050

  • The Rustic Bean coffee shop                               61 Parsons Street, 07957 900335                      www.therusticbean.co.uk

Pubs & Restaurants:

  • Pizza Calzone                                                      36-37 Parsons Street, (01295) 703073               www.pizzacalzonebanbury.co.uk

  • The Old Auctioneer                                              44 Parsons Street, 01295 252259                       www.oldauctioneerbanbury.com

  • Ye Olde Reine Deer Inn                                      47 Parsons Street, (01295) 270972                  www.ye-olde-reinedeer-inn-banbury.co.uk

  • Wine Vaults                                                          5-6 Parsons Street, (01295) 261281                   www.thewinevaultsbanbury.com

  • AKA (Also Known As)                                            54-56 Parsons Street,

  • Zushi sushi restaurant                                         12 Parsons Street, (01295) 275150                    www/zushibanbury.co.uk

  • Siam House                                                          48 Parsons Street, (01295) 275088                   www.siamhousebanbury.com

  • Jaypur balti cuisine                                         39a Parsons Street, (01295) 275117                  www.jaypurbanbury.co.uk

  • Jool indian cuisine                                              27 Parsons Street, (01295) 272888                   www.joolrestaurant.co.uk

  • New Mogul indina cuisine                                  58 Parsons Street, (01295) 251920

  • K2 indian style food                                             39 Parsons Street, (01295) 275777                   www.k2takeaway.co.uk

  • The Rustic Bakery                                               07957900335

  • Sheila's Shakes milkshake & icecream          46 Parsons Street, (01295) 250952                    www.sheilas-sweets.com  

  • The Cone icecream parlour    

Health, Hair and Beauty:

  • Total Image hair salon                                        24 Parsons Street, (01295) 263636                    www.totalimagehair.co.uk

  • Paul Joseph hair dressing                                  29 Parsons Street, (01295) 269867                   www.pauljosephhair.co.uk

  • Lawrence Anthony hairdressing                         15 Parsons Street, (01295) 263184                    www.lawrenceanthony.com

  • So... Hair, Nails & Beauty                                   7 Parsons Street, (01295) 258082                      www.sobanbury.com

  • Kid's Salon                                                             3 Parsons Street, 07934 860817

  • Flix Hair                                                                  7 Parsons Street, (01295) 263088

  • Fellowship of the Needle tattoo & piercing    21 Parsons Street, (01295) 255663                  www.fontattoo.com

  • Restore Chirocpractic                                       33-34 Parsons Street, (01295) 258872               www.restorechiropractic.net

  • Pink & White Nails                                                 42 Parsons Street, (01295) 369590

  • Nail Envi                                                           22-23 Parsons Street, (01295) 258788

  • Superior Nails                                                      14 Parsons Street, (01295) 976059

Food Shopping

  • Sheila's Sweets                                                      (01295) 250952                                                    www.shelias-sweets.com

  • Tai Oriental Supermarket                                   40-41 Parsons Street, (01295) 264979

  • Bao Gang

NORTH BAR

  • The White Horse pub                                            50-52 North Bar, (01925) 277484                   www.whitehorsebanbury.com

  • 3 Flavours Restaurant                                   13-14 North Bar, (01295) 279140                       www.3flavours.co.uk

  • Thai Orchid restaurant                                      56 North Bar, (01295) 270833                           www.thaiorchidbanbury.co.uk

  • Banbury Private Physiotherapy                         49 North Bar, (01295) 257584

Church Lane, Church Walk, Butchers Row, and White Lion Walk

These little lanes are Banbury's hidden gems that link Horse fair, High Street, and Parsons Street.

CHURCH LANE:

Shops:

  • Church Lane Gallery                                             3 Victory Buildings,                                               www.churchlanegallery.co.uk

  • Sweet Celebrations balloon & party                  19 Church Lane, (01295) 269472                      www.sweetcelebrations.co.uk                     

  • Sugar Rush sweet shop                                    17 Church Lane, (01295) 367692                        https://sugarrushbanbury.business.site         

  • Calmer Heart crystals & healing                       1 Victory Buildings, 07956 532643                   

Cafes & Eateries:

  • The Apothecary tap                                            4a Church Lane, 07496 059906                        www.theapothecarytap.com

  • Ugly Mug cafe                                                   07824 881502

  • Regs' Cafe

  • Love Pizza Co                                                        07861 917206                                                     www.foodbooking.com

  • RS Burger Bar

Food Shopping:

  • Steve Betts butchers                                            2 Church Lane, (01295) 262387                          www.stevebettsbutchers.co.uk

Health, Hair & Beauty

  • Pulse Tattoo Studio                                            8 Church Lane, (01295) 272745       

  • Empire Tattoo Studio                                       36 Church Lane, (01295) 252455                       www.empiretattoostudios.co.uk

  • Trinder's barbers                                                 3a Church Lane

  • Sunkissed Banbury                                             4 Church Lane, (01295) 40404

  • Fit Cookie

CHURCH WALK:

Health, Hair & Beauty:

  • Modo Bella                                                           8 Church Walk, (01295) 266399                         www.modobella.co.uk

  • The Fat Rabbit tattoo studio                               6 Church Walk, (01295) 261663

Shops:

  • The Fat Rabbit crystals shop

WHITE LION WALK:

Shops:

  • Banbury Emporium                                          11 WLW, 07868 753734                                   www.discogs.co

  • Pythagoras Audio                                              Unit 2b WLW, (01295) 266280                          www.pythagorasaudio.co.uk


Eateries:

  • Elly's Cake and Coffee Shop                              8 WLW, 07449 721366

Health, Hair & Beauty:

  • RJs barbers                                                            2b WLW, (01295) 270164                                    www.rjsbarbers.com

  • Makeover Banbury                                               12 WLW, 07885 492415   

  • James Boswell hair design                                 6a WLW, (01295) 262922

  • Keith Donaghy hearing centre                           3 WLW, (01993) 709955                                www.soundhearing.co.uk

BUTCHERS ROW:

Pubs and Restaurants:

  • The Apothecary Tap

  • Coach and Horse

  • Banbury Cross Inn

Market Place, High Street,  George Street, & South Bar

The original heart of the town centre indies linking Castle Quay shopping centre. A market every Thursday and Satrurday, with farmer's market the first Friday each month.

MARKET PLACE:

Food & Drink:

  • The Coffee Guys mobile coffee stand             Market Place,                                              07503 820865                                        www.thecoffeeguys.uk

  • Kosmos Greek Grill                                              21a Market Place, (01295) 256237                     www.kosmosgreekgrill.co.uk

  • Banbury Kebab and Burger House                    7 Market Place, (01295) 253166

Shops:

  • Phoenix Vapers                                                     Market Place,                                                   phoenixeliquid.co.uk

  • Abraxus Cookshop                                              23 Market Place, (01295) 703030                    www.abraxuscookshop.com

  • Stitches Alterations                                             5 Market Place (01295) 256666               www.stitchestailoring.co.uk


HIGH STREET:

Food & Drink:

  • Caffe Veneto                                                         17a High Street, (01295) 253926

  • Jenny's Cafe                                                          87 High Street, (01295) 258594

  • The Italian Larder                                                 40a High Street, (01295) 265684 https://theitalianlarder.co.uk/


Health, Hair & Beauty

  • Peepers Opticians                                              54 High Street, (01295) 262219                        www.peepersopticians.com

  • Matthew Grant hairdressing                            24 High Street, (01295) 250416                         matthewgranthairdressing.co.uk

  • Newton's Barbers                                              72 High Street, (01295) 269975                         newtonsbarbers.uk


Shops:

  • Banbury Key Cutting & Shoe Repairs                84a High Street, (01295) 367545

  • Michael Jones jewellers                                        78-80 High Street, (01295) 263540                   www.michaeljonesjeweller.co.uk

  • David's Flowers                                                  High Street, 07770 941444 

  • Henry's Menswear                                              52 High Street, (01295) 251044                        http://www.henrysofbanbury.com/   

  • Secret Garden flowers                                         41-42 High Street, (01295) 266566                   www.thesecretgardenbanbury.co.uk      

  • Orinoco Scrap Store                                             07873 659328 https://orinocoscrapstore.wordpress.com/

  • Pop Kids and Lifestyle                             https://www.we-are-pop.co.uk/

CASTLE QUAY INDIES:

  • Nothing But Footprints zero waste                    Unit 6,                                                                   www.refillnotlandfill.co.uk

  • Smart Ideas

  • Vintage Glamour (Lock 29)

  • Peachy Paws Boutique (Lock 29)

  • Rosie and Cooey (Lock 29)

  • Callisto Gift Company (Lock 29)

  • Rustic Bean Juice Bar (Lock 29)

  • Smash Cow Burgers (Lock 29)

  • Jane Elizabeth Confectionary (Lock 29)

  • Tap Social (Lock 29)

  • Mr Souvlaki Greek Food (Lock 29)

  • Nori Shed (Lock 29)

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GEORGE STREET:

Shops:

  • Natural Health Store                                             3 George Street, (01295) 368083                       www.naturalhealthstore.co.uk

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SOUTH BAR:

  • R3balance massage, beauty & wellbeing      First Floor, 18a South Bar (01295) 264079

  • Evergreen Brides and proms                            14 South Bar 07479 947366                                www.evergreenbrides.co.uk



An Illustrated Map of the Old Town

Created in 2011 by Barry Whitehouse
Armed Forces Day Parade, by Modern Parlance Photography

Armed Forces Day Parade

Banbury Town Council has organised a wonderful day in the old town for Armed Forces Day this year.

A WW2 Spitfire will be the highlight of Armed Forces Day in Banbury later this month (Saturday 25 June).The iconic fighter plane will perform a flypast as part of the town’s action-packed tribute to service men and women past, present and future.The historic aircraft will soar over Banbury just before midday and will be just one of the event’s many attractions.

Armed Forces Day will take place in the town centre from 10am to 2pm and will include military demonstrations, static displays, and military vehicles in addition to the flypast.

A parade through town will see hundreds of current service personnel, cadets, and veterans line up with civic leaders and others at 10.45am in the Market Place for a procession led by a marching band. The parade will start at 11am and march up Parson’s Street, along Horsefair and down High Street for a salute.

A drumhead service in the Market Place will take place after the procession. It will demonstrate how troops hold religious services on battlefields using drums as makeshift altars.

The event is organised by Banbury Town Council – and council leader Kieron Mallon said: “Armed Forces Day in Banbury is a spectacular event that shows the town’s affinity with service men and women. This year will be another very special day and the flypast will be a highlight of the event.”

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Photograph with thanks to Modern Parlance Photography

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