Henley on Thames

South Oxfordshire


Henley Visitor Information Centre, Henley Town Hall, Henley On Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2AQ

Tel: +44 (0)1491 578034

Henley on Thames


Voted by The Times as one of the best places to live in the UK, Henley-on-Thames enjoys a wonderful stretch of river with delightful independent shops, brilliant pubs, numerous cafes and great restaurants. 

Throughout the year, the town hosts internationally-renowned sporting events and festivals, including the Henley Royal Regatta, the Literary Festival, Henley in Bloom and the Christmas Festival. 

Henley’s 15th century Chantry House, the River & Rowing Museum and St. Mary’s Parish Church, dating from 1204, bring the town’s rich heritage and culture to life. 

Henley-on-Thames, aka Causton, has appeared in numerous episodes of Midsomer Murders. Visitors can retrieve a map from the Visitor Information Centre that will allow them to embark on a self-guided walking trail of Henley’s Midsomer locations. 

If you fancy exploring the beautiful countryside, the town is bounded by the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It offers many opportunities for visitors, including golfing, boating, walking and cycling. 

Top five things to do in Henley-on-Thames 

  • Hobbs of Henley boat trips: Hobbs of Henley provides a variety of ways to enjoy the River Thames, from public cruises or self-drive and chauffeur-driven days out, to its newest boats, luxury Linnsen self-drive cruisers, the only ones for hire in the UK.
  • Stonor Park: Discover the house, gardens and chapel along with the art work of St Edmund Campion and gaze at the beautiful deer herds which have grazed the parklands since medieval times.  
  • Grey’s Court: Owned by the National Trust, Greys Court is a Tudor country house and gardens containing fascinating displays, a tearoom and shop 
  • Henley Royal Regatta: Visited by more than 300,000 people each year, Henley Royal Regatta boasts six days of over 300 rowing races.
  • Lovibonds Brewery: Pioneers in the UK craft beer movement, Lovibonds Brewery has brewed award-winning American-style craft beer since 2005 

Places to visit near Henley on Thames

A world of heritage, culture and beautiful rural countryside awaits in South Oxfordshire. Featuring the River Thames and the Chiltern Hills, these towns and villages near Henley on Thames have much to offer.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

The town is located 5 miles from the M4, 8 miles from Reading, 24 miles from London Heathrow and 38 miles from Central London. 


Public Transport Directions

Henley has its own railway station, with London Paddington just under an hour away. There is a good bus service with three buses per hour linking Henley with Reading, High Wycombe and Wallingford, with the option to connect onward to Oxford.

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