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Great Independents in Abingdon

Abingdon-on-Thames is known as the home of the independent - we have more unique, individual, quirky independent shops than many other market towns.

This isn't a paid-for listings page, just our our pick of some of our favourite shops in the town, which you should definitely try to visit when you are visiting us (in alphabetical order):

Added Ingredients - a wonderful deli just along the road from us in Stert Street.

The Broad Face - if we ran a pub, this is what we'd hope it would be like. Fantastic beer and food down by the river.

Fabulous Flowers - our favourite flower shop, bar none. If we need to present visiting authors with flowers, this is where we go.

The Finishing Touch - a fantastic and extremely classy shop with interior designer pieces, jewellery, home accessories and wonderful gifts. Their window displays are always something to behold!

The Gift Centre - Run by passionate supporters of Abingdon, this upmarket aladdin's cave in the Bury Street precinct has a wonderful mix of jewellery, ornaments, artworks, the best place in Abingdon for greetings cards (along with us of course) and a great shop for an special, commemorative gifts. There is also a gallery upstairs with original watercolours from local artists. A really lovely shop.

Masons - people travel for miles to visit the three Masons stores in Abingdon to get their knitting, sewing and craft supplies. There are two shops in Bath Street, and one in Stert Street. It's one of the oldest family-run businesses in Abingdon.

The Nursery Shop - another of our Stert Street neighbours, a beautiful place for decking out the nursery, and simply adorable things for your little ones.

Scuffs - amazing little children's shoe shop on the market square.

Sweet Chocolate - Retro sweet shop, selling traditional sweets in jars as well as fabulous artisan chocolates (and everything in between).

Skinny Hippo (new!) - A new, exciting gift shop with unusual gifts, craft supplies, children's activities - and even stained glass window course! A real gem, and a welcome addition to the town's retail environment!

Throwing Buns (new!) - Named after Abingdon’s longstanding tradition of throwing buns from the magnificent County Hall, Phil & Kate have created a very special coffee shop to enjoy freshly ground coffee, loose teas, delicious lunches and mouth-watering handmade cakes...

 

 

Featured Shops

Skinny Hippo - This is how retail should be done. A small, bright, funky gift shop newly opened on Bath Street with unusual gifts, children's activities and craft courses - including stained glass making!

Throwing Buns - Named after Abingdon’s longstanding tradition of throwing buns from the magnificent County Hall, Phil & Kate have created a very special retro-themed coffee shop to enjoy freshly ground coffee, loose teas, delicious lunches and mouth-watering handmade cakes...classy and cool!


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