Since Roman times Cowley has been inhabited and the line of a roman road runs north-south along the eastern edge of Cowley.
In 1912 Cowley became the home of Morris Motors after William Morris brought the former Oxford Military college.
Cowley expanded in to a huge industrial centre from 1920’s to the 1960’s and during the great depression Cowley saw an exodus of people moving to Cowley to find work in the factories that Cowley housed.
The once Morris owned car factory is now known as Plant Oxford and is now owned by BMW and has been developed much further than its original size, it remains the largest employer in Oxfordshire employing over 4300 people.
With a strong sporting tradition, the Oxford Stadium was built in 1938 to host greyhound racing and in 1939 it was used for motorcycle speedway and the Oxfords speedway team were named Oxford Cheetahs.
Cowley is also home to Templars Square Shopping Centre hosting a large number of retailers selling everything from jewellery to food and is open seven days a week, if you planning a shopping trip here then be sure to book a taxi with Royal Cars to help you get bags back home.
For the health conscious Cowley hosts plenty of fitness centres/ gyms including the FeelFit Gym & Spa right in the Templars square shopping centre., others are pure gym, David Lloyd & others nearby.
For those who revel in the cinema you can find the Ultimate Picture Palace on Jeune Street just off Cowley road. Worth a visit after reading reviews such as “Really chilled atmosphere” Friendly staff, low prices” & “Very cozy with its own bar serving alcohol, hot drinks and snacks” more information and screen times can be found on their website http://www.uppcinema.com The area around Cowley road is home to lots of students so this particular part of town has a feel of community, the restaurants here cater for all tastes and we do mean all tastes.
There are plenty of pubs & live music venues not forgetting to mention housing the 02 Academy attracting high profile acts.
North-west of the town centre is an area known as Jericho and if famous for it’s high end restaurants and cocktail bars, needless to say Cowley is a vibrant and diversely well-equipped place that caters for everyone from student, resident and visitor, Oxford Cars operate in Cowley and have done so for a number of years, be sure to use our app or book online for your visit in and around Cowley.
Oxon Transport Services Ltd
Unit 1 Isis Business Centre
Pony Road, Cowley
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