Didcot has a large variety of shops from national brands in The Orchard Shopping Centre to independents in other areas of the town. You can enjoy a relaxing coffee, lunch or dinner in one of the many food outlets.
Didcot has great rail links with London and other areas of the country.
In 2008 a new £8 million arts and entertainment centre, Cornerstone, was opened in the Orchard Centre. It has exhibition and studio spaces, a café and a 236-seat auditorium. The United Kingdom government named Didcot a garden town in 2015, the first existing town to gain this status, providing funding to support sustainable and environmentally friendly town development over the coming 15 years. In 2017, researchers named Didcot as the most "normal" town in England