Visitors flock to Oxfordshire throughout the year to view its magnificent stately homes, historic cities like Oxford and some of the most beautiful countryside in the whole of the United Kingdom. The proximity to London is also advantageous, and when you stay at an Oxfordshire hotel or B&B you'll have quick and easy access to the capital and other parts of the country via the excellent road and rail networks. If you fancy a bit of shopping, head for somewhere like Eton, whose high street has a great reputation for being able to pick up a range of quality goods in unusually attractive surroundings.
Eton High Street Shopping from Oxfordshire Hotels
Eton High Street has remained practically unchanged for many years and is famous for being on the route for Royal processions making their way from Westminster to Windsor. Eton is of course most famous for its ancient public school, and as the town is connected by an attractive footbridge to Windsor on the opposite bank of the river this adds to its charm and singularity as a backdrop to a shopping spree in the high street. Perhaps because of the proximity of the rather posh school and the associations with Royalty, you can expect to find some really upmarket designer outlets here, but there are plenty of small independent shops too, so Eton has a pretty good mix of shopping opportunities on offer for all budgets.
Oxfordshire Hotels for Eton High Street Shopping
If you're based at one of the numerous B&Bs or guesthouses nearby, or at a hotel such as the Victoria House Hotel in Oxford or Malmaison Oxford, you'll easily be able to get along to Eton High Street and enjoy an afternoon's shopping, and enjoy the cafe society which is so popular a feature of Eton life. The High Street is famous for its old shop fronts, with some like the Tiger Garden restaurant dating back to the 15th Century. Timber framed architecture is much in evidence and lends the street its distinctive, Old England character. After the shopping, cross the old bridge to admire the architecture of Eton College.