Thame

Oxfordshire

Type:Town

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

Tel: 01844 212 833

Thame

About

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, a Museum, a 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 market place 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 shows at Easter; Music Festivals in May and July; a vibrant carnival and fete in June; Towersey 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 Light 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 walking, cycling, history, or Midsomer Murders, there are an abundance of trails available in and around Thame to help you explore, available to pick up from the Information Centre, or download from our website.

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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. 

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2019 Tourism South East Member 2019 2019

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