Henley-on-Thames may be famous for its annual Royal Regatta, but you will find plenty of other places to visit during your stay.
Five of the top things to do in Henley include:
Relax on one of the pleasure boats which sail up and down the Thames and enjoy a view of Henley from the water. Regular services are operated by Hobbs of Henley, who can even organise special excursions in a wide choice of launches, including an Edwardian-style chauffeured launch, which will transport you back in time.
Wind in the Willows
Discover Wind in the Willows with Mole, Ratty and Badger in real-life 3D scenes at a special exhibition in the River and Rowing Museum. The classic story of Wind in the Willows was set around Henley’s river banks. The exhibition is a wonderful family attraction and provides fun and entertainment for kids of all ages.
The stunning Henley Bridge has 5 beautiful arches where many Olympic champions have rowed in the Henley Royal Regatta. Sir Steve Redgrave took part in the Regatta for 20 years. When crossing from the centre of town, take your time to sample the food and drink at the Little Angel, one of Henley’s most historic pubs which backs onto the cricket ground.
Afternoon tea is Henley is a real ‘taste of England’ and the town is home to several speciality tea rooms. Upstairs and Downstairs offers a range of teas, home-made scones with clotted cream and high tea with a range of sandwiches and delicious cakes. Starched table cloths and uniformed waitresses complete take you back in time. Well worth a visit!
Enjoy a walking tour around Henley’s Midsomer Murders film locations. Two episodes of the top TV series were filmed at the 17th century Argyll pub in the market square.
However long you plan to stay in Henley-on-Thames, take your time to enjoy the local attractions, pubs and restaurants in and around the town.
Choose from a wide range of luxury Henley Regatta accommodation rentals close to the main attractions and events in Henley-on-Thames.