Town Hall, High Street, THAME, Oxfordshire, OX9 3DP

Tel: 01844 212 833



Nestled at the foot of the Chiltern Hills, Thame boasts historical buildings, beautiful parks, a Museum, a Theatre and a vibrant High Street. 

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 market place for which it was originally designed. The town is also one of the most frequently used filming locations for the popular ITV series, Midsomer Murders. 

Thame’s 800-year-old weekly charter market has a variety of offers, including fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, clothing and household goods.  

Throughout the year, the town hosts a wide variety of events, including Music in the Park, a Carnival, the Arts and Literature Festival, a Street Fair, a Food Festival, the Towersey Festival and more. 

Whether your interests are walking, cycling, history, or Midsomer Murders, there are an abundance of trails available in and around Thame. Visitors can find out more from the Information Centre. 

Top five things to do in Thame 

  1. Take in a show at The Player’s Theatre: the theatre hosts drama, live music, opera, jazz, Shakespeare, pantomimes and more 
  2. Visit Thame Museum: which tells the story of the historic town and its people. Open to all, it providesSave & close family-friendly activities for all ages 
  3. Watch award-winning chocolate being made at Rumseys Chocolaterie: whilst enjoying hot drinks and fine patisserie 
  4. Watch a film at the Thame Cinema: The cinema is organised by a team of local people with a love of good films 
  5. Cuttlebrook Nature Reserve: Discover the rich diversity of wildlife on Thame's award-winning nature reserve 

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Thame is located 14 miles east of Oxford, 10 miles south-west of Aylesbury and 47 miles from London. It is well connected to Birmingham and London by the M40 motorway and has excellent road links to Chinnor (B4445), Princes Risborough (A4129) and Bicester (B4011). Thame is easily accessible from the M40 at J6, J7 and J8a heading west and J8a and J6 heading east. The A418 links Thame to Oxford and Aylesbury. 


Public Transport Directions

By Train:

Haddenham and Thame Parkway is only 2 miles from Thame and is on the Oxford / Birmingham to London Chiltern Line. The station is on a direct line into a London Marylebone, a journey that takes under an hour. Sapphire 280 (Arriva) provides a regular link from the station to the town centre.

By Bus:

The Link 40 Carousel bus goes from High Wycombe to Thame. The 280 and X8 Arriva bus travels via Thame from Aylesbury to Oxford. The London to Oxford Tube drops off at Thornhill Park and Ride, where a connecting 280 bus will take you to Thame. 

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