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


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, a unique tradition which dates back over 250 years and is  our way of celebrating major royal occasions.

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.







Latest News

08 Aug 2018
The Council has been experiencing IT problems and in... more
05 Jul 2018
From Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th July 2018 -  (11:30 am -... more
29 Jun 2018
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council has published its Notice of... more
21 Jun 2018
Join the Mousehole Cafe next week as they celebrate... more
16 Jun 2018
Unfortunately not many residents registered to attend the... more
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Wednesday, 15th August9:30am-11:30am
Come and join us for Rhymetime at Abingdon Library! Every Wednesday morning from 9.30am-10.00am, and... more
Wednesday, 15th August1:00pm-3:00pm
Our area’s best kept secret, possibly: free computer help which anyone can attend as many times as t... more
Yoga Classes Wednesday evenings at St Helen and St Katharine School
Wednesday, 15th August7:00pm-8:30pm
Hatha yoga for mixed ability students. Students learn to use the breath to deepen their experience o... more
Friday, 17 August 2018 - 8:00am
During the national garden open season a competition is being run with the best photographs taken Ma... more
Abingdon Farmer's Market
Friday, 17th August8:30am-1:30pm
Delicious seasonal food and drink straight from local farms and kitchens plus plants, pottery and ot... more
Friday, 17th August6:00pm-7:00pm
Nia FreeDance is a barefoot 60-minute Conscious Dance class designed to awaken the movement artist w... more
Saturday, 18 August 2018 - 10:00am
Abingdon-on-Thames once again hosts this County Chilli Festival with stalls at which a wide variety... more
Saturday, 18th August2:30pm-3:00pm
Come and join us for Storytime followed by colouring in at Abingdon Library! Every Saturday afternoo... more
Saturday, 18 August 2018 - 4:00pm
This inventive open day sale is a pop-up Saturday 10.00 am to 4.00 pm offered by local business Eben... more
Saturday, 18 August 2018 - 5:30pm
Milton Manor House a Grade 1 listed house three miles south of town is open today with teas and tour... more
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
abingdon museum, crafts, summer, history, family activity
Tuesday, 21st August10:30am-3:00pm
Its time to get creative! Come and design something amazing from a wide range of exciting and colour... more
abingdon museum, crafts, kites, planes, birds, history, family activity
Thursday, 30th August10:30am-3:00pm
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Have fun making parachutes, kites and birds in this high-flying craft a... more
abingdon museum, crafts, autumn, hedgehog, history, family activity
Thursday, 25th October10:30am-3:00pm
Bring the outdoors in this October with our autumnal activities making hedgehogs and clay models. Al... more
Friday, 9th November7:00pm-9:30pm
A lecture and ordnance display by Rick Stevens and Gareth Howell. BBC historian Gareth Howell return... more
Peter Turner, Abingdon Museum, christmas crafts, family activity
Saturday, 1st December10:30am-3:00pm
Ho ho ho! Our ever popular Christmas Crafts activity is just around the corner. Will you make someth... more
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