Our T’riffic Traders

The Cowley Road is the most amazing street for shopping, populated mainly, with small independent traders, restaurants and bars.

The business’ on cowley Road play a big part in Carnival and other CRW arts outreach, from donating walls and backdrops to CRW street arts projects, programming performances, hosting events and providing free celebration meals for our brilliant body of volunteers, the traders are what makes the Cowley Road so special.

Tens of different cultures are represented through the different outlets along this major road into Oxford – Variety is the spice of life and ALL of life is here!

Many of the traders are keen supporters of our work, Notably those listed below. Thank you!


RMA Properties

Provides all types of rental accommodation for students and professionals. With over 40 years of experience in the marketplace we have specialist knowledge in the areas of East Oxford, Marston and Headington.

Contact us at info@rmaproperies.co.uk or 01865 251025. Let us help you find your new home


Tesco Metro on the Cowley Road kindly supplies refreshments of food and water for our fantastic team of volunteers.


We have organised the menu so as to offer not only the classic dishes that you will have to come to expect, but also over 30 main dishes, many of which are not available in other restuarant. Whether you choose to ‘play it safe’ or to explore some of the more exotic offerings, you can be sure that your dishes will not only be made from the finest and freshest ingredients, but also cooked to perfection and served with style. However, individual tastes vary, so please do not hesitate to tell us of any special requirements you may have, and we will do our best to meet them.

The Cape of Good Hope.

Social eats, beats and treats – kick back, relax and catch up. Take the best in British pub culture, top it off with individuality, vintage character and an off-beat edge – The Cape of Good Hope is what you’ll get.  An irresistible fusion of fantastically tasty food, awesome drinks and lively atmosphere await you at this laid-back Oxford local.  Whether you’re looking for a lazy brunch, light lunch or social eats and treats with friends, we make it our mission to offer you the perfect place to kick back, relax and catch up.

The Bullingon

A cocktail bar with over 135 yrs of history, 40+ cocktails, a selection of wines, craft beers and artisan coffee available to take away. Open from 4pm daily.




One of Oxford’s best loved Independent shops …

You’ll find a range of clothing, gifts and home furnishings, characterised by their uniqueness, beauty and innovation. We especially like things made from natural, recycled and organic materials. Products are chosen because we feel they’re part of the solution rather than the problem, and we hope they’ll enhance your life in some way. We support sustainable business, where everyone along the chain benefits. With a bike delivery service offered to our Oxford community and a fair trade and ethical policy, we see our community as both local and global.

Bombay Emporium

Fabrics And Silks  36 Cowley Road Oxford, OX4 1HZ

Bombay Emporium photo by Jim Robinson

The Pickled Walnut

We want you to experience an upbeat atmosphere where you can taste old and new Syrian cuisine.
Our menu represents the food you would get in a Syrian home with restaurant quality and standards, thus allowing a space for new creations.

The dishes are cooked fresh by a team of resilient Syrian people making a new life in the UK. Their presence in the kitchen adds to the authentic and energetic experience that you will discover in The Pickled Walnut. Ahmad and his team take great pleasure in making customers happy and leaving with a smile.