Abingdon is a small and friendly town in Oxfordshire, with a rich history and ideal for access to nearby Oxford.
Although generally just known as ‘Abingdon’ this attractive Oxfordshire market town is officially ‘Abingdon-on-Thames’, as the river runs close by. It lies about 6 miles south of the city of Oxford and benefits both from its proximity to the city and its idyllic countryside location near the Thames. Corporate travellers coming to and from serviced apartments in Abingdon can reach it via the A34 trunk road, which runs from Oxford to the north, where it links with the M40, and Newbury to the south, where it finds the M4.
Abingdon is an old town, steeped in traditions, which include a 400-year-old Bun Throwing event held on special celebrations, Britain’s narrowest and longest funfair and, of course, Morris dancing. Abingdon also has an annual Air & Country Show, which developed from the old RAF Abingdon Air Show when the base was taken over by the army in 1992. Abingdon was once famous for its car production, but since the MG factory closed in 1980, it’s business and science companies that have come to occupy the business parks. As a pleasant place for families to live, it has been popular with those working for nearby scientific employers, such as the JET fusion research project and the Harwell Laboratory, and for those commuting into Oxford.