Just The Two of Us
Why not treat yourself on the River Thames?
The banks of the River Thames are home to some of the most luxurious spas, offering the ultimate pamper experiences for you and your loved one!
At the runnymede-on-thames hotel in Egham, winner of the Good Spa Guide’s 5 bubbles award and holder of Guinot Crown Salon status, the spa has an extensive menu of luxury treatments to choose from.
Or why not visit the Swan at Streatley's Venus Spa, offering many day and residential spa packages. All treatments can be combined with an overnight stay in this lovely hotel.
If luxury is what you’re both after, then look no further than magical riverside retreat, the Macdonald Compleat Angler. Nestled on the banks of the River Thames in Marlow, this award-winning hotel is the perfect spot for taking to the water – they even have their own private boats for hire! If food is your passion, you’ll be spoilt for choice here too – with two award winning restaurants offering fine dining in stunning surroundings.
Discover heritage and culture
Along the banks of the River Thames lies a wealth of history and culture. Views of the Queen’s favourite royal residence can be seen from the River Thames in Windsor, where the walls of Windsor Castle can be seen high above the town.
Look round Abingdon Abbey with it’s Anglo-Saxon foundation of about 670AD or the 12th century Dorchester Abbey. Enjoy finding out more about the River Thames and its rowing heritage at the River & Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames or explore the works of artist, Stanley Spencer at the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham.
Go shopping along the River Thames
When it's gloomy outside why not spend a day out under one roof and enjoy loads of exciting shops and fantastic places to eat? From the Westgate Centre in Oxford to The Oracle in Reading and the Eden Walk in Kingston upon Thames, there is always a shopping centre close by.
If big shopping centres aren't your thing and you prefer a selection of individual boutiques and shops then visit the riverside towns of Abingdon, Henley-on-Thames or Marlow. Find out more on our Towns page.
Enjoy the great outdoors
Make the most of the stunning scenery along the River Thames with a waterside walk, followed with a drink in a cosy pub along the way. With the Thames Path National Trail following the River Thames along its entire course, there are plenty of places to explore – if you don’t know where to start take a look at our Walking section for lots of ideas.
For those with disabilities there are 12 short walks along the Thames Path specially designed to cater for wheelchairs or for those who have difficulty walking. Find out more in our Walks for All section. If fishing is your thing or you’d like to give it a go, the River Thames has something for everyone… Find out more in our Fishing pages.
Explore the beautiful, relaxing and inspiring
Whether you fancy a day out with the family, a romantic getaway with your loved one or you simply want to explore the Thames' history, we've got an idea to suit you.
Why not spend some time with your loved one. The River Thames has lots to offer, whether you want to enjoy a romantic evening out or a relaxing weekend away.
There are loads of ways to enjoy the River Thames with your family - we've come up with lots of ideas to keep your little ones entertained!