Henley-on-Thames

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.

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November 2019

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Humanities Light Night! – “Oxford Research Unwrapped”

Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6GG United Kingdom

Join us for an exciting night of light & sound installations, and interactive activities for all ages! Free and all welcome!

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November 16 @ 12:00 pm - November 17 @ 4:00 pm

One World Festival 2019

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
Free

Celebrate the communities and faiths of Oxfordshire through a dazzling array of activities, performances, talks and crafts for all ages. A full event programme will be announced soon. Expect dance, stories, crafts, talks, singing and much more!

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November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until November 24, 2019

Illuminated Evenings 2019

Fairytale Farm, Southcombe
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5QH United Kingdom
£3.00 – £6.50

Don't miss our Illuminated Evenings on Saturdays and Sundays from 12th October to 24th November, with some new light features for 2019. The park will be open all day as normal, but when daylight fades the entire Enchanted Walk will become a magical wonderland of fairy lights, which will delight children and adults. The Mermaid Garden, Giant's Camera, The Extinct Band, Giant Party Poppers, and Light Fountains will be a blaze of colour and the Dancing Water Fountains will be…

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