THE past year has seen a host of businesses close and open in Oxford.

Covid has taken its toll on businesses in the city but there have also been lots of new shops and restaurants that have opened this year.

Here's a round-up of places that opened and closed in Oxford in 2021.


HMV in Cornmarket Street at the site of the former Gap store in the Clarendon Centre

Oxford Mail: HMV in Cornmarket Street. Pic: Ed NixHMV in Cornmarket Street. Pic: Ed Nix

Hamleys, Westgate Centre 

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The Food Warehouse, Oxford Retail Park, Cowley

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Busaba, George Street 

Premier Inn, opposite Westgate Centre

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Wilding, Little Clarendon Street, Jericho

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Joe & The Juice, Westgate Centre

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Wendy's, Magdalen Street 

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JoJo's Cafe Bar, Cowley Road

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Premier Inn, Botley

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Montezuma, Queen Street

Crafters Emporium, High Street

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Kaspa's, Gloucester Green

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Jericho Cheese Company, Ship Street

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Miniso, Westgate Centre

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Geek Retreat Oxford, New Inn Hall Street

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Laird Hatters, Cornmarket Street

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Cignpost Express Test, Westgate Centre

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Starbucks closed in 2020 but reopened in a new unit this year


Cinnamon Kitchen, Westgate Centre

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Bravissimo closed and moved to a new unit in Queen Street

Debenhams, Magdalen Street 

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Topshop, Queen Street

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Next to Nothing in the Covered Market closed and reopened in a new unit in Avenue 3.

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Santander in Headington

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Nespresso, Westgate Centre

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Fever nightclub, Magdalen Street

HSBC, Headington and Summertown

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Oli's Thai in Magdalen Road is set to close next year.

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