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The River Thames laps at the foot of the medieval wharf of St Helens

Abingdon-on-Thames

Welcome to the one-town website for Abingdon-on-Thames, the historic, modern market town set in rural Oxfordshire.  Browse our pages to discover the ancient streets, the riverside walks, the gourmet delights and the annual festivals of the town famous for its Bun-Throwing, the 250 year-old moment of Market Place mayhem which is our way of celebrating some royal occasions.

Come and witness one of our living traditions, taste something new at one of our markets, dance with our Morris dancers or simply sit by the river with a picnic. Abingdon-on-Thames proudly claims to be the oldest town in the country, but with a genuine community spirit and lively events driven by local people, it feels energising, alive and kicking!

 This website contains all the information you need to discover this beautiful, lively market town for yourself. It’s also your one-stop resource to find out all you need to enjoy community life to the full if you are already lucky enough to live here, or work here.

Helping young and old; reducing waste
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames announces the Mayoral charities for the year at the Annual Meeting. This year's... MORE
Photography Competition
Abingdon Camera Club is once again running its popular photography competition open to all. It is divided into two... MORE
Main Fundraising Events
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames will be welcoming guests to the following events in the next few months; Friday 14th... MORE
Reading of the roll at sunset in St Helen's Church
Abingdon-on-Thames is participating in the nation-wide Lights Out commemoration on August 4th. "The lamps are going out... MORE

Latest News

04 Aug 2014
Reading of the roll at sunset in St Helen's Church
Abingdon-on-Thames is participating in the nation-wide... more
13 Jul 2014
River Thames Swans are Royal Swans
This is the week when the annual census of the Queen's... more
12 Jul 2014
The department for Communities and Local Government have... more
11 Jul 2014
Mostly Books on Stert Street
Mark Thornton of Mostly Books in Stert Street has written a... more
05 Jul 2014
Yeah Baby - famous for its great atmosphere
Bands and fun on the Market Place this Saturday. Come and... more
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Photography Competition
From Tuesday, 1st July to Saturday, 20th September12:00am-2:30pm
Abingdon Camera Club is once again running its popular photography competition open to all. It is di... more
Ramblers local walks from Abingdon
Thursday, 28 August 2014 - 10:30am
A medium length walk, typically 7-8 miles, in the vicinity of Abingdon at a moderate pace. Most rout... more
Pilates class
Friday, 29 August 2014 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Alvis TE21 Graber AOC
From Friday, 29th August to Sunday, 31st August5:00pm-7:00am
Alvis made over 20,000 cars in Coventry between 1919 and 1967, the marque being a competitor to Blue... more
The Guildhall's Comedy Nights now on last Friday of the month
Friday, 29th August7:30pm-11:00pm
We have moved our successful Comedy Club to the last Friday of the month. Its cheap at £12 and the s... more
Comedy Club held monthly at the Abingdon-on-Thames Guildhall LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
Friday, 29 August 2014 - 8:00pm
OUT OF BOUNDS COMEDY CLUB AUGUST 2014 - GERRY K HEADLINES Jason Patterson Compere's tonight, he star... more
Have a try at green woodworking skills: Local Excellence Market
Saturday, 30th August9:00am-2:00pm
This market is fully booked! More stalls than we have ever had before, and Vallis Green running have... more
Saturday, 30th August10:00am-1:00pm
Would you like to try willow weaving? We will show you how to make a willow trivet, or a decorative... more
Storytime every Saturday at Abingdon Library 14.00-15.30
Saturday, 30th August2:30pm-3:00pm
Stories and colouring for 3 to 8 years every Saturday in the Children's Library 14.30-15.00 parents... more
Sunday, 31st August2:00pm-6:00pm
The InterFaith BBQ will take place at St Ethelwold’s on Sunday 31st August from 2 pm. It is organise... more
map
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
The Guildhall's Comedy Nights now on last Friday of the month
Friday, 29th August7:30pm-11:00pm
We have moved our successful Comedy Club to the last Friday of the month. Its cheap at £12 and the s... more
Comedy Club held monthly at the Abingdon-on-Thames Guildhall LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
Friday, 29 August 2014 - 8:00pm
OUT OF BOUNDS COMEDY CLUB AUGUST 2014 - GERRY K HEADLINES Jason Patterson Compere's tonight, he star... more
The Guildhall's Comedy Nights now on last Friday of the month
Friday, 26th September7:30pm-11:00pm
We have moved our successful Comedy Club to the last Friday of the month. Its cheap at £12 and the s... more
The Guildhall's Comedy Nights now on last Friday of the month
Friday, 31st October7:30pm-11:00pm
We have moved our successful Comedy Club to the last Friday of the month. Its cheap at £12 and the s... more
The Guildhall's Comedy Nights now on last Friday of the month
Friday, 28th November7:30pm-11:00pm
We have moved our successful Comedy Club to the last Friday of the month. Its cheap at £12 and the s... more
The Guildhall's Comedy Nights now on last Friday of the month
Friday, 26th December7:30pm-11:00pm
We have moved our successful Comedy Club to the last Friday of the month. Its cheap at £12 and the s... more
map
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Have a try at green woodworking skills: Local Excellence Market
Saturday, 30th August9:00am-2:00pm
This market is fully booked! More stalls than we have ever had before, and Vallis Green running have... more
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