For a small town, Abingdon has a great deal of activities for people to participate in, and many of these are sport-based. The town is within easy reach of the Fairacres Retail Park, which is home to everything from toy stores to furniture shops. One of the main tourist attractions is the market square, which also has an abundance of traditional pubs, bars and restaurants situated nearby. The Pendon Museum attracts a great deal of attention from model enthusiasts throughout the country, due to its extensive collections and exhibitions of model villages and trains.
Sport is a very important aspect of the city, and provides much of the recreation for the locals. The White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre is very popular, and often hosts competitions for local teams. There are also two non-league football teams in the tow, and they are Abingdon United FC, and Abingdon Town FC.
Abingdon built up a name for itself for manufacturing MG cars, however the factory was closed down in 1980. The Abingdon Business Park houses a number of national and international companies, although the Science Park provides one of the largest area of employment, with Sophos, an anti-virus software company, and the RM computer company, among their largest employers.