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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

15 Oct 2019
Please see the below released from South Oxfordshire and... more
14 Oct 2019
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council are once again organising... more
09 Oct 2019
Please see below released from Citizens Advice: Your local... more
08 Oct 2019
Please see below from the Vale of White Horse District... more
03 Oct 2019
The Abingdon Michaelmas Fair will take place on Monday 7th... more
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Wednesday 19:30 Yoga Class Northcourt Centre
From Wednesday, 16th October to Wednesday, 11th November7:30pm-10:45pm
Join a yoga class to build flexibility and strength. Stretch out your muscles and learn to breath de... more
Thursday, 17th October9:30am-11:30am
Free community Get Online session - come with your own device, or use ours. We can help you set up a... more
Thursday, 17th October10:30am-12:15pm
Bring your baby to our screening of MRS LOWRY & SON on Thursday 17th at 10.30am. Child-friendly... more
Thursday, 17th October7:15pm-9:30pm
Where did I put my keys? Who hasn’t felt the frustration of losing their keys soon after putting the... more
Thursday, 17th October7:30pm-9:30pm
Abingdon is twinned and has close links with a number of towns in Europe and further afield.  These... more
A printer
Thursday, 17 October 2019 - 7:45pm
This presentation, by Claire Bolton and is part of the Abingdon Area Archaeological and Historical S... more
Abingdon Farmer's Market
Friday, 18th October8:30am-1:30pm
Delicious seasonal food and drink straight from local farms and kitchens plus plants, pottery and ot... more
Friday, 18th October1:00pm-3:00pm
Learn to use graphite, charcoal, ink and Inktense pencils. One per week over a four week course. All... more
Saturday, 19th October8:15am-10:15am
Join us in cheering on England in the first of the Quarter Finals in the Rugby World Cup live from J... more
Abingdon Marathon Logo
Sunday, 20th October9:00am-2:00pm
A flat, fast two lap circuit through Abingdon Town Centre and surrounding countryside starting and f... more
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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
Saturday, 30th November12:00pm-6:30pm
Santa's sleigh, lots of activities, Christmas lights switch on and there may be a firework display.... more
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20th October and look out for the November date
Sunday, 20 October 2019 - 2:00pm
This brilliant new music event started with the longest day and is building - with gigs planned for... more
Evita the musical
From Tuesday, 22nd October to Saturday, 26th October7:30pm-7:30pm
In a run of excellent shows Evita will be popular and may sell out particularly towards the end of t... 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
Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 7:15pm
Following 2019 Passion Play you are welcome at this sociable AGM as a review of the 2019 event and t... more
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 - 9:15am
Tuesday 29th 9.30 am to 12.00 a music and fun morning with crafts, percussion, singing, composing fo... more
Saturday, 16 November 2019 - 7:30pm
In the perfect acoustics of Yolande Paterson Hall this is a sparkling programme withyoung  local flu... more
Saturday, 23 November 2019 - 10:00am
One day sessions are available as well as part-time courses through our inspiring adult education tu... more
Friday, 6 December 2019 - 6:00pm
Please see the town's civic society information for details and times. www.friendsofabingdon.org.uk... more
Sunday, 22 December 2019 - 3:15pm
After an excellent launch of the Summer solstcie National Make Music Day have a look near the time a... more
Thursday, 26 December 2019 - 9:30am
This traditional meet of MGs is for a short period on Boxing Day there may be more information here... more
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Wednesday, 30th October10:30am-3:00pm
Climb aboard and construct your own moving object. Enjoy all the fun of the fair! Time: 10:30 - 12:3... 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
Saturday, 7th December10:30am-3:00pm
Popular as ever, our Xmas crafts activity is just around the corner. Will you make something for you... more
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