Half of Chinese visitors in the UK go to Bicester

The report also claims that only Buckingham Palace receives more Chinese tourists. Photo credit – Pixabay

Half of Chinese visitors in the UK go to Bicester

Over 50 percent of all Chinese visitors to the UK will visit Bicester Village during their stay.

That’s according to a BBC news report about the popularity of the famous outlet centre amongst Chinese visitors.

What’s more, the report claims that only Buckingham Palace – the Queen’s London residence – receives more Chinese tourists.

Regular readers probably won’t be surprised to learn about how popular Bicester Village is with Chinese guests.

Recently, we reported that Marylebone Station in London had expanded its range of Chinese announcements due to the number of travellers using trains to get to Bicester Village.

The Village itself measures over a mile in length, and hosts over 6 million visitors every year. Each of these spends an average of over £250.

There are over 160 shops with a focus on discounted luxury brands.

According to promotional material, together with a selection of restaurants and cafés, the Village offers luxury services that include Valet Parking, Hands-free Shopping, the award-winning Bicester Visitor Centre, and onsite tax refund and money change service.

Rupert Reid

Pilot and Senior Broadcast Journalist at Panda Radio. You can find him on Twitter @rupertreid