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The Royal River Thames, from the Cotswolds to London

Welcome to the essential guide to places to visit, things to do and places to stay along the Royal River Thames, providing great experiences, stretching from Lechlade in Gloucestershire, through London with its iconic views and out to the sea. Read our Six Winter Ideas for ways of enjoying the River.

Now that it’s Winter, there’s no better way than to enjoy a walk along the River Thames or one of the many walks that start from the Thames and warm up in one of the cosy pubs and hotels along the way. Choose from one of five Winter Warmer walks, all close to stations.

Take to the water on a pleasure cruises along the Thames. French Brothers, Windsor  start daily cruises from February 13th and City Cruises operate all year for a great view of London.. Find out more about ‘Boating on the Thames’.

Why not plan your escape for a short break or week’s boating holiday along the Thames in 2016.

Are you thinking about buying your own boat?  Henley Boat Club 'Membership Boating' is the easy way to take to the river it gives you freedom to enjoy a choice of boats with none of the cost or hassle of ownership. Our ‘Owning a boat on the River Thames’ section has useful information including a guide to buying a pre-owned boat which will help you through the process.

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Henley Festival Spice Merchant Cruise

Henley Festival Spice Merchant Cruise

This cruise really is a treat! Not only do you get to cruise up and down the river alongside the...

Christmas Party Nights

Hobbs of Henley Christmas Party Nights

Celebrate the start of the festive season in style by setting sail with Hobbs of Henley on a...

New Year’s Eve Cruise on the Thames in London

New Year’s Eve Cruise on the Thames in London

Our New Year's Eve cruises are the most sought after events in our calendar and it's no wonder...

Hobbs of Henley Santa Cruise

Hobbs of Henley Santa Cruise

Our ever popular Santa cruises will feature a well renowned family entertainer - fred in the shed...

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River and Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames

Inspiring, entertaining and interactive...we're so much more than a Museum! Explore the magical story of The Wind in the Willows with our...