The market town of Banbury in Oxfordshire has a population of some 45,000, and is conveniently located to Birmingham, Coventry and Oxford, while London is also within easy reach. The town is well known for the Eccles-like cakes that take its name and owes its own town name to a Saxon chieftain. On the banks of the river Cherwell, Banbury these days is a busy retail magnet for the surrounding rural population and also is a site for several industries and factories. Kraft Foods has a big presence in the town, and if in Banbury do head for the 19th century Banbury Cross which features in a much-loved nursery rhyme. The town's museum in the town centre is a must visit as well.