Henley on Thames
Type: Towns & Villages
Winner of a Britain-in-Bloom Gold medal, this 13th century market town is one of the most beautiful towns in England. Henley enjoys a wonderful stretch of river with delightful independent shops, brilliant pubs, numerous cafes and great restaurants, while throughout the summer it hosts internationally renowned sporting events and festivals.
The Henley Royal Regatta is the most famous in the world and a highlight of the sporting calendar. Thousands of visitors flock to the area over five days to be entertained by more than 200 races with Olympians among the participants. The regatta takes place normally early July.
Henley is full of charming independent shops including our very own Boatique, where you can buy all sorts of boaty things including gifts and furnishings.
Henley-on-Thames, aka Causton, In Midsomer Murders, has appeared in numerous episodes. Fans of Detective Barnaby will recognise many of the filming locations within the town including Gabriel Machin’s butcher shop, Tudor House Antiques and the Argyll Public House.
Find out about Henley, Town of Festivals
Henley Town of Festivals
Henley has long been associated with festivals and regattas. Over the years new festivals have sprung up showcasing traditional links to the river, music and literature. There's plenty to choose from during the year including:
The Henley Royal Regatta is the most famous in the world and a highlight of the sporting calendar. Thousands of visitors flock to the area over five days to be entertained by more than 200 races with Olympians among the participants. The regatta takes place from 28 June to 2 July 2017.
First held 37 years ago, it showcases trades and crafts of a bygone era, as well as providing a fun day out for all the family. Highlights include: Gloriana - Her Majesty's Royal Rowbarge, "Little Ships" of Dunkirk, Amphibians, Battle of Britain Memorial, Classic & Vintage cars, motorcycles and bikes, Punch & Judy, Pop-up Pub and even camping on site.
Self-Guided Walking Tours
An easy to follow, self guided walking tour is available to download or call into the Visitor Information Centre in the Town Hall and pick up a free copy.
The Henley Royal Regatta is the most famous in the world and a highlight of the sporting calendar. Thousands of visitors flock to the area over five days to be entertained by more than 200 races with Olympians among the participants. The regatta takes place from 28 June to 2 July 2017 and 4 July to 8 July 2018.
Things to do in Henley
· The River & Rowing Museum, according to The Times one of the 50 best museum’s in the world
· Get on the river; hire a boat or go on a trip with Hobbs of Henley
· Have a go at canoeing with a 1 or 2 day package from Henley Canoe Hire
· Walk the Thames Path National Trail from Marsh Lock to Hambleden Lock
· Participate in one of Henley’s numerous festivals; music, fringe, literary or Rewind
· Enjoy a pint at one of two pubs with their own micro-breweries (The Henley Brew House and The Bull on Bell Street)
· The Traditional Boat Festival takes place in July and makes for a fun-filled family day out.
Explore the historic towns of Henley on Thames, Marlow, Cookham or Windsor and Eton in a fun-filled and challenging game – A Scavenger Challenge organised by Team Activity Group. Teams of up to six people are challenged to reach certain goals by performing various missions around the town. Find out more...
Henley on Thames restaurants and pubs
•The Giggling Squid, brilliant Thai
•Shaun Dickins at the Boat House, five star dining
•The Three Tuns, excellent pub grub
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Hobbs and Sons Ltd (now named Hobbs of Henley Ltd) was established in 1870 and has continued to...0.02 miles away
The Classic Boat Collection comprises of a range of stylish, iconic river launches operated by...0.09 miles away
Explore Midsomer countryside from the river with Hobbs of Henley.0.1 miles away
An art gallery specialising in contemporary and modern British art with between 8 and 10...0.11 miles away
Boatique is a charming independent shop with the emphasis on nautical clothing, gifts and...0.12 miles away
Our contemporary, award winning building is situated on the banks of the River Thames, a short walk...0.31 miles away
Henley is a market town in Oxfordshire and can be found in the beautiful Thames Valley region along...0.41 miles away
Fawley Court Historic House & Museum
Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and built in 1684 as a family residence, set in park designed by...1.14 miles away
Grey's Court Garden
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Hennerton Golf Club
Former 9-hole course expanded to 18 holes in June 2006. PGA professional tuition, pro shop, society...2.75 miles away
The Herb Farm and Saxon Maze
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