Adjacent to the River Thames, Henley is overlooked by a beautiful Chiltern landscape of wooded hills and green fields.

The town was first described in the 12th century and is until today considered as one of the most beautiful English market towns with many interesting historical buildings. Its historic St Mary’s Church, the Town Hall, the market square, many local shops, plus its own theatre/cinema, mean Henley is a delightful place for mooching about.

Best known for its annual Royal Regatta, Henley attracts some of the world’s finest rowers. Why not enjoy your own boat trip down the Regatta course and stop off at the town’s award-winning River and Rowing Museum.

The stretch of river between the regatta finish and Henley Bridge is the location for the annual Henley Festival of Music and Arts. Now a popular hospitality venue, it attracts some of the world’s top entertainers to perform on a floating stage in front of a dinner-jacketed audience; as well as holding exhibitions of art and sculpture.

Henley is 25 miles south-east of Oxford and there are delightful walks around the town, leading you along the Thames Path and up into the Chiltern Hills for wonderful views of the Thames Valley.

Visit the Henley-on-Thames Tourist Information Centre and discover more about this picturesque and historic town.

If you would like to take a walk around Henley and explore the beautiful surrounding countryside, here is a Henley walk route map.

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September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

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Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AG United Kingdom

Embark on a thrilling night of adventure with a brand-new collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival! The Banff Mountain Film Festival joins the world’s best…

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St Peter’s Players present Ghosts at The Grange

Oxfordshire United Kingdom
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What: St Peter's Players present Ghosts at the Grange by Karen Doling. Licensed bar available. When: Wed 22nd September - Saturday 25th September at 7:30PM. Where: Wolvercote Village Hall Tickets:…

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Adam Kay – This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of A Junior Doctor)

New Theatre Oxford, George Street
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Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this “electrifying” (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music. The show has been seen by over 200,000…

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