Thame

Thame is a thriving market town, perfectly situated at the foot of the Chiltern Hills, just 14 miles from Oxford. From historical buildings to beautiful parks, the Thame Museum, The Players Theatre, a vibrant High Street, and regular events – Thame has lots of exciting attractions and activities for all the family.

Like many traditional market towns, Thame grew from Anglo-Saxon roots but has since developed its own individual character whilst preserving its rich history. Ancient medieval buildings stand alongside Georgian and Victorian architecture and the iconic boat-shaped high street stands as testimony to the marketplace for which it was originally designed. The beauty of the town offers a quintessentially English experience and is the reason that Thame is one of the most frequently used filming locations for the popular ITV series, Midsomer Murders.

Although Thame is a ‘historic’ market town, there is nothing historic about our markets which continue to thrive today with regular markets throughout the year. Regular Arts and Craft fairs are also hosted in the Town Hall. True to its tradition as a market centre, the streets of Thame are also home to a whole variety of fantastic independent and well-known shops, eateries & pubs. There is always something going on in Thame’s buzzing events calendar. This includes a Country Show at Easter; Music Festivals in May and July; a vibrant Carnival and Fete in June; Towersey Music Festival in August; a Horse & Country Show, a Food Festival and a Street Fun Fair in September; an Arts & Literature Festival in October, and of course our fun-filled Christmas Lights Switch-on.

For visitors and locals alike, a friendly and helpful team are on hand in the Town Hall Information Centre to provide you with all the latest information about the town and surrounding area. Whether your interests are in walking, cycling, history, or Midsomer Murders, there’s an abundance of trails available in and around Thame. To help you explore, leaflets are available from the Information Centre or download them from www.thametowncouncil.gov.uk/visit-thame

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May 22 @ 10:00 am - September 5 @ 5:00 pm
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Samson Kambalu: New Liberia

Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BP United Kingdom

For his largest solo exhibition to date, Samson Kambalu’s powerful installation creates the atmosphere of an initiation ceremony for a utopia of international racial justice that equally values each person.…

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May 22 @ 11:00 am - September 5 @ 2:00 pm

Creative Space – Samson Kambalu: New Liberia

Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1BP United Kingdom

Inspired by Samson Kambalu’s major new exhibition New Liberia, the Creative Space is a family-friendly place, specially curated for all our visitors to explore, experiment and play. Members of our team…

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May 26 @ 1:00 pm - October 6 @ 1:00 pm
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Mini Concerts in The Oxford Covered Market

The Oxford Covered Market, The Covered Market
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3DY United Kingdom

Upcycled Sound and OCM launch a new digital series, Live Sessions at The Covered Market. With much of the historic market being closed over lockdown, the Oxford producers and their…

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