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Abingdon Leisure Centre is a modern complex enjoyed by many of the local community with facilities including a very impressive tennis complex, indoor swimming, gym, aerobics classes and a sports hall.

A popular summer destination is the Abbey Meadows Grounds on the banks of the Thames, a recently renovated public park with an outdoor swimming pool, large grassed area for children, golf, crazy golf and tennis.

Multiplex cinemas showing the latest releases are within easy driving distance of Abingdon, whilst a selection of smaller independent venues such as the Phoenix Picturehouse and the Ultimate Picture Palace in Oxford are also nearby.

The unique Unicorn Theatre in Abingdon hosts a number of plays, concerts, lectures and festivals in the grounds of the Abingdon Abbey Buildings. There are also plenty of theatres in Oxford and Didcot showcasing everything from opera and ballet to hit musicals and pop concerts. The New Theatre Oxford, the Oxford Playhouse, and the Cornerstone Arts centre are just some examples.

A good selection of riverside pubs and restaurants are available in Abingdon and nearby. A wide choice of restaurants serve traditional English gastro-style food, good quality Indian and Chinese food. There are also stylish cafes for a quick coffee or lunch and a number of traditional pubs for a livelier night out.