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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

01 May 2018
Kids Craft session with Robert Strange 12 – 2pm 30th May in... more
01 May 2018
On Saturday 2nd June 2018 the Abbey Gardens will fill up... more
27 Apr 2018
The Council is pleased to confirm that at its meeting of... more
27 Apr 2018
Expressions of interest – the Guildhall, Abingdon-on-Thames... more
19 Apr 2018
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Councillor Jan Morter, and... more
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Artweeks exbibition Abbey Group St. Nicolas church abingdon
From Monday, 21st May to Saturday, 26th May10:00am-4:00pm
As part of Oxfordshire Artweeks, the Abbey Group of 4 local painters (Claire Cross, Margaret Horton,... more
Monday, 21st May6:00pm-7:00pm
Love Your Body, Love Your Life with Vicky Rainbow & the fabulous Nia Technique....  Nia is holis... more
From Wednesday, 23rd May to Thursday, 24th May9:00am-4:00pm
Dogs Trust Dogmobile promoting responsible dog ownership, importance of cleaning up after a dog, the... more
Wednesday, 23rd May9:30am-11:30am
Come and join us for Rhymetime at Abingdon Library! Every Wednesday morning from 9.30am-10.00am, and... more
Wednesday, 23rd May6:00pm-7:00pm
Love Your Body, Love Your Life with Vicky Rainbow & the fabulous Nia Technique....  Nia is holis... more
Yoga Classes Wednesday evenings at St Helen and St Katharine School
Wednesday, 23rd May7:00pm-8:30pm
Hatha yoga for mixed ability students. Students learn to use the breath to deepen their experience o... more
Christina Jones
Thursday, 24th May7:00pm-9:00pm
Christina Jones, who was born in Oxford and now lives in Abingdon, will be at Mostly Books on the ev... more
Learn to draw with Abingdon Art School
Friday, 25th May10:00am-12:00pm
Beginners drawing class in a friendly environment which will start you on your drawing journey. Join... more
Friday, 25th May6:00pm-7:00pm
Nia FreeDance is a barefoot 60-minute Conscious Dance class designed to awaken the movement artist w... more
R.E.M. tribute band Stipeat The Northcourt Fri 25th May 2018
Friday, 25 May 2018 - 7:30pm
The alt-rock, post-punk awesomeness of R.E.M. arrives with Stipe – the very best R.E.M. tribute. As... more
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Saturday, 2 June 2018 - 11:00am
Free fun for all the family by day, live music with good bands in the evening.  Personal callers can... more
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Wednesday, 30th May12:00pm-2:00pm
Robert Strange Art Workshop Wednesday, 30th May 2018 Time: 12 - 2 pm To accompany his fantastic seri... more
abingdon museum, crafts, building, history, family activity
Thursday, 31st May10:30am-3:00pm
Construct your own 3D building, or can you recreate one of Abingdon's historic buildings using card... more
Saturday, 2nd June12:00pm-2:00pm
Robert Strange Art Workshop Saturday, 2nd June 2018 Time: 12 - 2 pm To accompany his fantastic serie... more
From Saturday, 21st July to Sunday, 29th July11:00am-3:00pm
AAAHS Gallery Talks: History, Archaeology and Architecture For fifty years the Abingdon Archaeologic... more
Friday, 27th July10:00am-4:00pm
To celebrare the AAAHS 50th anniversary there will be a number of children and famliy activities tak... more
abingdon museum, crafts, puppets, history, family activity
Tuesday, 31st July10:30am-3:00pm
Be your own master of pupptes. Try making your own sock-puppet, moving animal or pop-up model in thi... more
abingdon museum, weather, crafts, family activity
Thursday, 9th August10:30am-3:00pm
Come rain or shine, become a weather reporter for the day by making rainbow mobiles, weather charts... more
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
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