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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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From Monday, 17th February to Friday, 21st February8:30am-6:00pm
Come and join us for some February half term fun! House of Fun is an Ofsted registered popular, fun-... more
Monday, 17th February7:30pm-8:45pm
Join a yoga class to build flexibility and strength. Stretch out your muscles and learn to breath de... more
Tuesday, 18th February9:15am-3:15pm
Fun Cartoons full day workshop for Years 3-6 combining craft and music. Children are able to learn o... more
Tuesday, 18th February9:30am-3:00pm
We are a friendly group who meet for lacemaking and the practice of other needlecrafts e.g. crochet,... more
Tuesday, 18th February9:30am-12:00pm
Traditional Tales fun half-day workshop combining craft and music for children in Reception - Year 2... more
Tuesday, 18th February10:30am-12:45pm
Join us for another of our relaxed screenings, designed specially for those with dementia as well as... more
Tuesday, 18th February7:00pm-9:30pm
Abingdon Hockey Club training takes place every tuesday evening from 7pm - 9:30pm. The training is s... more
Wednesday, 19th February10:30am-5:15pm
Low-cost community acupuncture comes to Abindgon, weekly at The Guildhall. Just £16.50 per session.... more
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 - 10:30am
Low-cost Community Acupuncture is coming to Abingdon! From the 10th of April Holistic Health will be... more
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 - 2:00pm
The Arts Society Abingdon is holding its monthly lecture on Wednesday 19th February 2020, 10.30am an... 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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Thursday, 20th February10:30am-3:00pm
Come and try our mixed media crafts, celebrating the winter season. Our volunteer-run family activit... more
Saturday, 14th March10:30am-3:30pm
Event part of the ATOM Festival of Science & Tecnology Find out how to develop your own Youtube... 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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