Games Workshop

Games WorkshopGames Workshop sells fantasy miniatures and all the products needed to fully enjoy your miniatures.  We sell all the equipment needed to build and paint your miniatures as well as all you need to play the table top strategy games of fantasy battles based on the miniatures we sell.

Experts in games

Need any advice on painting or building your miniatures for your games?  The store runs army builder days on a Wednesday giving you the space to build your miniatures in store so any advice you need will be available.

Gaming days and lessons

We also run gaming days and lessons to help you enjoy your hobby to its full potential.

Games Workshop

Getting in contact

Opening hoursWed: 12:00 – 18:00 ; Thu: 10:00 – 18:00 ; Fri: 12:00 – 20:00 ; Sat: 10:00 – 18:00 ; Sun: 11:00 – 17:00
Phone01295 251078
Address 1A Church Lane, OX16 5LR, Banbury, Oxfordshire
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Sweet Celebrations

Sweet Celebrations was founded in 1996 we’re a family run business providing fancy dress and accessories and a renowned balloon decorating service, Visit us at Banbury’s only Balloon and party shop.

Sweet Celebrations is Banbury’s only balloon and party shop and is situated in Church Lane in the heart of Banbury’s Old Town. We’re a family run business and have been trading for 18 years. We have a wide range of fancy dress, accessories, wigs, face paint, coloured contact lenses and masks.

Balloons, fancy dress and more …

We also stock helium balloons, party decorations, cardboard cutouts and have been decorating parties, corporate events and weddings with balloons for over 20 years!
We use a large range of suppliers so if you cant see what your looking for we can order in for you which only takes 1-2 days.  We can also provide fancy dress hire and helium hire.
We pride ourselves in our customer service so don’t hesitate to contact us with your enquiries.

Smiffys, Fever, Rubies Masquerade, Marvel, Batman, Harry Potter, Morphsuits; face paint  – snazaroo, lenses – mesmereyez and Edit balloons Amscan and Qualatex

Getting in contact

Opening hoursMondayFriday : 9:30am – 5:00pm ; Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Phone01295 269472
Websitewww.sweetcelebrations.co.uk
Email[email protected]
Address19-20 Church Lane, Banbury, OX16 5LS
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The Entertainer Toy Shop

Here at The Entertainer Toy Shop, there’s not much we don’t know about toys.  In fact, with over 30 years of experience selling the best toys and games, we’ve developed into quite the experts.

Our goal is to be the best loved Toy shop, one child and one community at a time. That’s why, in every store, we hold regular demonstrations, organise competitions and  even have guest appearances from the most popular characters of the day.

So whether you’re after the hottest new product, a well-loved classic or something a bit more unusual, stop by your local Entertainer and help us fill every childhood with wonder.

Getting in contact

Opening hoursMonday – Saturday 09:00 – 18:00
AddressCastle Quay Shopping Centre, Banbury, OX16 5UN
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The Artery, art shop and classes

The Artery Art Shop

The Artery, art shop and classesBanbury’s premiere Art Centre nestled in the heart of The Old Town

A wide range of materials, excellent product knowledge and good customer service, makes us the place to start in art.

We can order most items in if our suppliers carry them.  Our orders are sent on Saturday and usually arrive on a Wednesday.  Most of what we can order for you can be ordered as a single item (no need for bulk buying) and we do not add any postal charges if your orders are collected from the shop.

Special Offers

  • All our Black, White and Ivory A1 mountboard is only £3.85 RRP £4.95
  • 12% OFF all our products if you join our Art Club or attend any adult art group or art society*.
  • 10% OFF all our products to students and 6th Formers on production of your Student card (or other proof)*
  • Galeria 60ml Acrylic tubes only £2.99 (RRP £3.85)
  • Cotman 8ml Watercolour tubes only £1.99 (RRP £2.50)

Getting in contact

Opening hoursTuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm
Email[email protected]
Phone01295 275150
Address21 Parsons Street, OX16 5LY Banbury, Oxfordshire
DirectionsAbove ‘The Old Deli’ Located on the right side of Parsons Street walking away from the Market Place

The Cake Shop

The Cake Shop have been making bespoke celebration cakes for over 25 years. We make a huge range of celebration cakes in all shapes and sizes for Weddings, Birthdays, Christenings, Confirmations, Anniversaries, Graduations, Corporate events as well as Valentine/s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter, Father’s Day, Halloween and Christmas.

We also stock a large range of decorating equipment and sugarcraft supplies to help you improve your cake decorating skills and you can watch the decorators at work through the windows or in the shop and view all our beautiful handmade cakes!

If you would like to view our full portfolio or discuss your requirements in more detail with our staff please call in and visit us at one of our shops. 

Getting in contact

HoursOpen Tuesday to Saturday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Address13 Bridge Street, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 5PN
Phone01295 270447
Email[email protected]shop.co.uk
Websitewww.the-cakeshop.co.uk
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Books & Ink

Books & Ink Bookshop

Books & InkBooks & Ink Bookshop

Forget the internet and impersonal online book browsing; take a few minutes out of your day to relax and enjoy the hunt for a good read.

Our independent bookshop is spread over two floors housing over 25,000 titles, leaving you spoilt for choice in our book-lovers oasis of calm in the heart of Banbury’s Old Town.

We stock practically everything, covering virtually every subject you care to mention. From shiny new paperbacks, hardbacks, leather bound tomes and bestsellers to old and positively antique editions, you name it, we’ve got it.  In the unusual circumstances of not having the book you’re looking for, just tell us what it is and we’ll find it for you – nothing is too much trouble.  Plus, a next day ordering service is available for most new titles.

We’re not just about books

Although that’s our main love, we also stock quirky literary-related gift ideas.

Books And Ink

There is something for everyone.  Oh, and did we mention we’re also members of the Booksellers Association and stockists of National Book Tokens?

An independent bookshop; the shop is a veritable tardis, with two floors and over 25,000 books on hand, and a separate fine art shop and art workshops on the premises too.  You’ll find that our passion for the written word takes over in the shop.

All sorts of books are allowed onto the shelves – you’ll find almost all subjects and definitely all types – old, very old, positively antique, shiny new, hardbacks, paperbacks, leather bindings, bestsellers, really weird things you thought could never have been published; you name it, you’ll find it here. If we don’t have it, and you don’t have the time, then let us find it for you – nothing is too much trouble. – Sam Barnes, owner.

 

Books and Ink are a stockists of National Book Tokens and a member of the Booksellers Association & the PBFA  – Antiquarian, Old & New Books

Getting in contact

Opening hoursTuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm; Saturday 10am – 5pm
Phone01295 709769
Websitehttp://booksandink.co.uk/
Email[email protected]
Address4 White Lion Walk, Banbury, OX16 5UD

Looby Loo Cake Company

The Looby Loo Cake Company

Based in Banbury, we design and supply cakes for all occasions ranging from traditional or modern wedding cakes to birthday cakes in any shape and size or design.

So if you fancy a change to the normal shopping routine, why not pop in and say Hi.  Our individual ‘treat yourself’ cupcakes are very affordable 😉  We have ample street parking and are located just outside Banbury’s centre.

 

Wedding cakes

Looby Loo Cake Company has many years of experience in offering traditional or contemporary weddings cakes.  A professional and friendly service is guaranteed so please let us take the worry out of your big day, or part of it at least 🙂

 

Classes, parties and events

Our popular teaching workshops are held regularly.  These fun and informative lessons are well structured and are ideal for anyone looking to gain an insight into professional cake decorating and sugar craft, from catering students to hobbyists.  We also host decorating parties for kids and grown ups.

 

The sky’s the limit

If you have an idea for a cake for absolutely any occasion please call or email us for a free consultation.  And if you’re in Banbury please do visit the shop.  If you would like to see some more examples of our creative passion for cakes, visit our Facebook page or again visit us the shop on Cromwell Road.

Looby Loo Cake Company is affordable without compromising the quality you’d expect of larger cake suppliers and our passion and friendly approach is our trademark.

Visit us or call today and let Looby Loo’s open your mind to a whole new world.

 

Getting in contact

Phone07920 003682
Opening hours7 Cromwell Road, Banbury, OX16 OHJ
Email[email protected]
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Banbury’s and the UK’s favourite chocolatier.

ThorntonsThe UK’s favourite chocolatier

In 1911 Joseph William Thornton, a travelling confectioner, opened up his very first shop in Sheffield. Handing the keys over to his sons, he said, ‘Make this the best sweet shop in town!’

Norman and Stanley Thornton did as they were asked, and more. It became the best sweet shop in almost every town.

Offering a wide range of chocolates, toffee and fudge, Thorntons has become the nation’s favourite place for an indulgent treat or a special gift. Constantly creating new recipes, they offer something for everyone, even for those who need to avoid sugar.

Whatever your favourite flavour, whether it’s cool mint, or adventurous chilli, or just traditional plain chocolate, you will find something to suit you or your loved one.

The History of Thorntons

In the first shop, Thorntons Chocolate Kabin, they served Kunzle cakes, a type of cup cake brought to England by the Swiss chocolatier, Christian Kunzle and also sold some unusual sweets, such as the small lozenges known as cachous, which could also be bought flavoured with violets, and perfumed sweets called Phul-Nanas.

Also on offer were Curiously Strong Mints, and Mackinton’s Toffee Deluxe, which the staff would break up with toffee hammers.

Thorntons continental chocolate

Thorntons has always had a long tradition of creating new confectionary and flavours, and in the 1920s they introduced several new products, including Rose Creams, Coconut Ice and Chocolate Brazil Nuts. They also began their famous Easter Eggs in this decade, with the Thorntons name written on the egg in icing, and advertised as ‘Every Egg in a neat white box’.

In 1924, Stanley Thornton re-developed their famous toffee to make it even better, calling it ‘Thorntons Special Toffee’. It was to become the shop’s most popular product for the next fifty years and Stanley’s original recipe is still used today so the brothers continued to expand the business in the 1930s, and opened several new shops and factories.

By 1938 they had 35 shops in 18 towns. More products were developed, such as chocolate truffles, fudge and crystallised fondants. Unfortunately, the Second World War halted further progress for a while, and some of the shops were lost in air raids, or because the lease expired.

Continental Assortment

The company bought the Belper Factory in Belper, Derbyshire for £8,400 in 1948, and soon afterwards Norman’s son Peter joined the business and was based at Belper, and in 1954 the Swiss chocolatier Walter Willen joined the company and developed the Continental Assortment, which remains one of Thorntons’ most popular boxes of chocolates.

Since then Thorntons has continued to expand its business, with new shops and factories, and the first Café Thorntons opened in 1966 in London. In 2011 Thorntons celebrated its 100th birthday. With over 600 stores all over the UK Thorntons continues to go from strength to strength.

‘Everyone at Thorntons is excited to be celebrating 100 years of creating delicious chocolates but what the next 100 years holds is an even more exciting prospect.’

Getting in contact

Opening hoursMon – Sat: 08:30 – 17:30 : Sun : 10:30 – 16:30
Phone01295 273134
WebsiteThorntons UK

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Ann Summers in Banbury’s Castle Quay

Ann SummersAnn Summers Banbury

Be sexy everyday …

We are proud to introduce Banbury’s very own Ann Summers. Our aim is to provide high quality products that not only look fabulous, but also increase confidence!

Found something you like online but not sure about it?  Pop into the store and ask one of our staff for more details and we will order it for you with free delivery to your home!

You simply can’t put a price tag on confidence. It affects every aspect of your daily life, from when you get up in the morning and slide into that slim-fit dress, to when you go out with friends, dressed up in your finest. Those who have it, flaunt it and those who don’t stand back in awe.  Ann Summers offers every woman the chance to be proud as they get ready for the day, with a little glint in their eye that says they look just as good without the clothes!

Online or in store.  How it works …

Our national website always has our latest collections and complete lingerie ranges including everyday wear, bridal wear and swimwear.  In short, everything you will find in our Banbury store can be found online, so for more considered purchases, why not browse the website before coming down to the store to see and try before buying?  We also deliver direct to your home in Banbury and can order in store any item for you even if not in the shop that day.  Ask a member of staff the next time you’re passing.

Ask about our bra fitting service

Our specially trained staff can fit bras up to two sizes higher than most other high street bra fitting services.  Appointments are preferred so we can allocate enough time for the fitting service, but not always necessary.

Please be advised that, by law, we cannot arrange bra fittings to anyone under the age of 16.  We can of course offer advice and are happy help where we can.

We’re not just for the bedroom

No one knows what you are wearing underneath that pencil skirt, but something about your posture suggests silk and bows.  The woman who wears Ann Summers lingerie is a happy woman who lives for the moment and not just for date night.  The foundation is at the very core of female confidence and that foundation is built of lace and satin.

At Ann Summers, the quality is clear

Quality and fitting is essential in underwear. At Ann Summers the quality is clear from the outset and a great deal of time has gone into creating designs that complement and enhance the natural shape, giving you the confidence to wear them, happy in the knowledge that you look amazing.

You are welcome to come in any time for a free fitting to ensure that you are wearing the best size for your body. At Ann Summers Banbury we are all women together, so there’s no need to be embarrassed or shy. Feel free to ask any questions you would like to and take a look around at all that we have to offer.

Gifts and ideas for you and your partner

We stock a wide range of fantastic gifts for birthdays, Valentine’s Day and anniversaries, so everyone is welcome to come in and ask for some advice on what to buy that special partner.

Drop by our Facebook page for all the latest news and special offers or just to say hi x

Contact info

Phone08700 534116
Websitehttp://www.annsummers.com/
Opening timesMon-Wed 9am-5.30pm ; Thu-Sat 9am-6pm ; Sun 10.30am-4.30pm