About Us

Boswells has been trading in Oxford since 1738 and is one of the oldest family owned independent department stores in the world. As well as being Oxford's largest independent department store. We specialise in Kitchenware, Homeware, Toys, Gifts, Luggage & Travel Accessories, Beauty & Cosmetics and unusually for a department store we have a Pharmacy. 

We are a small company with big ideals. All of us at Boswells know that you are our greatest asset and we will do our best to please you with a smile. Our aim is to offer you a good selection of quality products at the best prices in Oxford.


1738 Tearoom

Come and enjoy our Boswells 1738 Tea Room with breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and as many cakes, tea, coffee and pastries you can fit in between.


Broad street café

Stop by our brand-new Broad Street Cafe for a cup of coffee and a tasty treat to eat in or to take-away!