Thames Towns

Henley on Thames

Picturesque, historic, usually tranquil and rather special is how most proud locals describe Henley- on- Thames. Visitors love it for the "quaint, olde- worlde” look and feel, the magnificent old bridge and long beautiful river walks beyond the town. It has a high standard of local restaurants, some excellent Brakespeare's pubs and a scattering of very pleasant shops and small businesses.

At first glance, the town has the feel and look of a rather special sleepy Thames-side village from the writings of a PG Wodehouse novel. However, this is more than a bit misleading. The town explodes with visitors during Regatta and Festival weeks in July and a variety of recently introduced or planned festivals, poetry meetings, an 80's revival concert, farmers' markets, etc, to keep it firmly on the map.

                                         Henley Regatta                                                     The New Orleans - charters from Hobbs of Henley

People want to live here or to visit for the day or a long week-end, and are justifiably proud of much of what is on offer. There can be considerable traffic congestion which is a problem associated with any well established town endowed with an historic bridge, funnelling the traffic through a small river crossing. Just add a few minutes longer on the journey time!

A wildlife bronze by Nick Bibby (sold by Whittington Fine Art Galleries)

Saturday mornings-

Dragon Boat racing of course!


Pick of the town-not a scientific study just our opinion

Special events include: 
Henley Royal Regatta
Henley Music Festival
The Thames Traditional Boat Rally 

Check out the 2019 calendar here

Special attractions
River and Rowing Museum Henley
Boat trips from Hobbs of Henley

Spice Merchant
The Green Olive
Loch Fyne

The Row Barge
The Three Tuns
The Little Angel in Henley
The Catherine Wheel



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