The Guildhall at Abingdon-on-Thames

The Guildhall at Abingdon-on-Thames
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About The Guildhall at Abingdon-on-Thames

The Guildhall in Abingdon is located within the historic grounds of the Abbey on the banks of the River Thames. It has a range of wonderful rooms steeped in history

The Guildhall has undergone extensive refurbishment whilst retaining its original architecture and historical ambience. The venue comprises five unique historic rooms in the heart of Abingdon’s ancient market place, just 6 miles from Oxford.

The Roysse Room dating back to 1440 has a beautifully ornate barrel ceiling.

The Council Chamber panelled with Spanish oak, is the room where HRH Queen Elizabeth II dined under the stunning commemorative chandeliers, during one of her visits.

The smaller and more intimate Bear Room with its fine example of a Palladian window (considered to be the best in the country).

In addition we have two more function rooms, the Abbey room over the Abbey Archway and the Magistrates Court originally part of St John’s hospital.

Each room is equipped with Wifi and audio-visual facilities.

The Guildhall at Abingdon-on-Thames offers a range of catering options and a full hosting service from our friendly and knowledgeable staff.

The Guildhall venue is located by the market place in Abingdon-on-Thames on Bridge Street.

The nearest train stations are at Oxford (7 miles) and Didcot Parkway (6 miles).

There is ample public parking in Abingdon-on-Thames town centre.


Wheelchair access to the Roysse Room is via the main entrance foyer at Roysse Court on Bridge Street.

Wheelchair access to the Old Magistrates Court is via a lift from the main entrance foyer.

The Council Chamber, Bear and Abbey are accessed via a staircase and there is no lift access.

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