As South Oxfordshire’s second smallest market town, Wallingford is well worth a visit for its weekly markets and iconic riverside setting alone. Add in the rich architecture and history, and this all demonstrates why it is such a fabulous place for visitors, and is a favourite Midsomer Murders filming location.

Our newly-updated inward investment fact sheet for Wallingford details the economic activity, business and tourism within the town, as well as giving an overview of its attractive riverside location.

The fact sheet can be downloaded here.

Business in Wallingford

The wide range of independent shops and iconic place-setting on the river are only part of the reason why Wallingford is a great location for businesses. It’s also an ideal location for retail, leisure and science based businesses, because of the great transport links, excellent facilities and a highly skilled labour force.

The area is a good base to trade from. Howbery Park contains a growing cluster of environmental businesses and is a short walk from the centre. The Old Counting House is a hub for serviced and virtual offices and meeting room space, located on the main cross roads in the town. Further out of town is Hithercroft Industrial Estate which contains larger units for manufacturing.

Please refer to our business park list for the latest contact details and news of available space.

Wallingford Market Town Strategy

To ensure continued town centre vitality, South Oxfordshire District Council works with Wallingford’s local businesses and partnerships to deliver its market town strategy. The council has produced and delivered an economic action plan each year since 2012. For this year the plan is being led by Claire Blacker, Wallingford Market Town Co-ordinator, and is available to view on the town’s dedicated business section of their website.

For further information on the activities and events going on in the town, visit www.wallingford.co.uk

Wallingford Market day
Wallingford on market day