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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, 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

21 Jun 2019
Britain’s newest Pride comes to Britain’s oldest town on... more
14 Jun 2019
Please note, now that the fishing season is nearly here,... more
31 May 2019
With 1 day to go it’s time to get excited about this year’s... more
28 May 2019
With less than a week to go until this years Music in the... more
20 May 2019
Job opportunities at the European parliamentary elections... more
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Wednesday 19:30 Yoga Class Northcourt Centre
From Wednesday, 26th June to Wednesday, 22nd July7:30pm-11:45pm
Join a yoga class to build flexibility and strength. Stretch out your muscles and learn to breath de... more
From Wednesday, 26th June to Saturday, 29th June7:30pm-7:30pm
With excellent actors who fit the TV characters really well this iconic comedy drama runs from Wedne... more
Thursday, 27 June 2019 - 7:00pm
Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptatio... more
Thursday, 27 June 2019 - 7:30pm
Grab your tissues and prepare for happy and sad tears all over again, Four Weddings And A Funeral ar... more
From Friday, 28th June to Monday, 8th July4:30pm-4:30pm
New comedy movie starring Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling Showing from FRI 28 JUN A late-night talk s... more
Friday, 28 June 2019 - 7:30pm
DIEGO MARADONA is constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s perso... more
DS:UK the UK's ultimate Dire Straits tribute band
Friday, 28 June 2019 - 7:30pm
DS:UK bring the experience of one of dIRE sTRAITS’ most iconic concerts and albums to UK Theatres in... more
Saturday, 29 June 2019 - 9:30am
Look at the town's Chamber of Commerce information for details of this and other Local Excellence an... more
Saturday, 29th June11:00am-8:00pm
Abingdon Rugby Club's 64th annual Sevens tournament.  Mens and womens teams, bar, BBQ, entertainment... more
International Cafe Abbey Baptist
Saturday, 29 June 2019 - 2:30pm
All welcome, whatever your background Family friendly Free Cafe Practise English M... more
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Sunday, 6 October 2019 - 8:00pm
The tradition short service after the fair is in place is open to everyone, any denomination. Come a... more
Sunday, 10 November 2019 - 10:00am
There is a short parade from Guildhall to the Parish Church of St Helen for the Remembrance Service... more
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Thursday, 27 June 2019 - 7:30pm
Grab your tissues and prepare for happy and sad tears all over again, Four Weddings And A Funeral ar... more
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From Wednesday, 26th June to Saturday, 29th June7:30pm-7:30pm
With excellent actors who fit the TV characters really well this iconic comedy drama runs from Wedne... more
Saturday, 13 July 2019 - 10:00am
Abingdon Rotary Clubs have a family activity today.  There will also be their appeal for Shelterbox... more
Saturday, 13 July 2019 - 10:00am
Come along and speak with members of our town's hospital League of Friends between 10.00 am and 1.30... more
Saturday, 14 September 2019 - 9:45am
A morning sale of home-made cakes and biscuits as a fundraiser for one of the town's local Scout tro... more
Saturday, 5 October 2019 - 9:30am
Support our local gude dog branch and puppy training today morning until 3.00 pm (possibly shorter p... more
Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 10:00am
At the start of the Poppy Appeal there will be a poppy themed event with cakes, interesting stalls a... more
Friday, 1 May 2020 - 9:30am
On Wednesday 1st May morning Abingdon Rotary Club will be marking May Day and welcoming the month. S... more
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Saturday, 20th July10:00am-3:30pm
Join Abingdon Museum and AAAHS for a day of archaeological discoveries! Come to Abingdon Museum and... more
Wednesday, 31st July10:30am-3:00pm
Under the sea! Museum Craft Activity Make a splash and design your own sea creature or nautical coll... more
Thursday, 8th August10:30am-3:00pm
Museum Craft Activity - Changing Scenes of Abingdon Help us to create an exciting collage to exhibit... more
Thursday, 22nd August10:30am-3:00pm
Under the sea! Museum Craft Activity Make a splash and design your own sea creature or nautical coll... more
Wednesday, 28th August10:30am-3:00pm
Museum Craft Activity - Changing Scenes of Abingdon Help us to create an exciting collage to exhibit... more
Saturday, 28th September10:30am-3:30pm
In this one-day workshop you will be have the opportunity to draw prehistoric objects from the colle... more
Friday, 15th November7:00pm-9:00pm
BBC RADIO Nottingham's History advisor Gareth Howell returns to recount the story of the road to WW2... more
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