WITH temperatures hitting 27C in Oxford today and more shops open than anytime since March, the city centre has been busier than ever.

So what shops are actually open now?

As of Monday it's a lot more than last week.

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With 'non-essential shops' now allowed to reopen, many have already taken advantage including the Harry Potter-themed House of Wonders store on Cornmarket and The Oxford Gift Shop next door.

Oxford's new Greggs in Cornmarket – said to be one of the largest in the country – has also reopened, but customers have to queue outside and have been warned the shop is only serving a limited range for the time being.

Oxford Mail:

KFC on Cornmarket has also reopened with people queueing in the heat to get their hands on even hotter fried chicken.

Many shops in the Westgate have reopened, but not John Lewis.

L'Occitane perfume shop next door to the Westgate has also reopened.

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Oxford's Clarendon Centre has also reopened, though again, not all the shops inside it have.

Perhaps more notable are those places which haven't reopened.

Cornmarket's McDonald's is still closed, despite many other branches around the country reopened for drive-through service.

Oxford Mail:

Burger King, Leon, Itsu and Costa Coffee are all staying shut for the time being as well, though with the Prime Minister's latest announcement about the easing of lockdown rules, that could be about to change.

Watch this space...