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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

14 Feb 2020
Please see the below from Oxfordshire County Council: ''As... more
04 Feb 2020
Planning is now under way for Fun in the Park, taking place... more
03 Feb 2020
The Mayor of Abingdon, Cllr Charlie Birks is hosting a... more
20 Jan 2020
Patients urged to help the NHS help them this winter Winter... more
16 Jan 2020
We are delighted to announce that samplers on loan from... more
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Friday, 28 February 2020 - 7:30pm
Apply for a free ticket now for this session looking at the £3m transport challenge. How do we get g... more
Friday, 28 February 2020 - 7:30pm
One hour, five participants – each with $3 million to spend on fixing Oxfordshire’s Transport proble... more
Saturday, 29th February9:30am-10:30am
Join us for our FREE Kids' club on Saturday morning at 9:30 for face painting, colouring, games, tre... more
Saturday, 29th February10:00am-3:00pm
The first Excellence Market of the year with good local produce and gift items from the region aroun... more
Sunday, 1st March3:00pm-4:00pm
Nocturne: an original programme of French piano music, dance and song Music by Faure, Debussy, Dupar... more
Monday, 2nd March1:00pm-3:30pm
Join us for a special subtitled screening aimed at the hard of hearing.  Emma is a new adaptation of... more
Monday, 2nd March7:30pm-8:45pm
Join a yoga class to build flexibility and strength. Stretch out your muscles and learn to breath de... more
Matisse lectures Charles Miller St. Helen's church
Monday, 2 March 2020 - 8:00pm
A series of 5 lectures given by the Revd. Dr Charles Miller as the Church in Abingdon's Lent Lecture... more
Tuesday, 3rd March7:00pm-9:30pm
Abingdon Hockey Club training takes place every tuesday evening from 7pm - 9:30pm. The training is s... more
Wednesday, 4th March10:30am-5:15pm
Low-cost community acupuncture comes to Abindgon, weekly at The Guildhall. Just £16.50 per session.... more
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Friday, 27th March7:00pm-11:00pm
The Mayor of Abingdon, Cllr Charlie Birks is hosting a Charity evening on Friday 27th March 2020 in... more
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Thursday, 5 March 2020 - 7:30pm
The town's film society moves away from its Thursday base at Crabtree Place as Andrew Youdell from t... more
Saturday, 7 March 2020 - 10:00am
This is a competitive trading day as personal develpment for people from local schools. Students wor... more
Saturday, 7 March 2020 - 7:30pm
Tickets at a discount if bought in advance from Mostlt Books for a programme of Strauss and Elgar wi... more
Saturday, 21 March 2020 - 10:00am
ATOM Festival has dozens of events with guest speakers. One of the final attractions is the technolo... more
Saturday, 21 March 2020 - 10:00am
An excellent event for enthusiasts with at least eighteen railway layouts all unique and stalls and... more
From Tuesday, 31st March to Thursday, 2nd April7:30pm-7:30pm
New theatre company perform original, new version of old classic. Frankenstein by Nick Dear. Based o... more
Friday, 10 April 2020 - 11:30am
More information including times on the Church in Abingdon near the date
Friday, 1 May 2020 - 9:30am
On Friday 1st May morning welcome in  Spring and the month of May with music and flowers. 7.45 am un... more
Friday, 8 May 2020 - 11:00am
Many towns and villages will hold events to remember and mark the end of the War in Europe on 8th Ma... more
Saturday, 16 May 2020 - 10:00am
16th May Dementia Awareness Day you can come along and find out anything you would like to know for... more
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Saturday, 14th March10:30am-3:30pm
Find out how to develop your own You Tube channel. Meet scientists who produce their own programmes... more
Saturday, 21st March10:30am-3:30pm
Look into the past with expert of Geology. The Earth contains secrets of a lost time when giant anim... more
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