Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire United Kingdom

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Why

I visited Henley-on-Thames and fell in love with it. I’m not sure why I love rivers so much, but I do and the Thames passes through this town. It is also the home of the Henley Regatta held in the summer time.

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom - The Red Lion Hotel - Geese

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom – Geese

 

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom - The Red Lion Hotel - Mill Meadows

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom – Mill Meadows

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Where

Henley-on-Thames is located as the name suggests on the Thames River southeast of Oxford and due west of London in the United Kingdom in the county of Oxfordshire.

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How To Get Here

By Train

There is easy train service from most anywhere in the United Kingdom. Check the National Rail Web site for details. The journey time from London is about an hour; so easy peasy.

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom - The Red Lion Hotel - Train Station

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom – Train Station

By Plane

The nearest commercial airports for Henley is in Central London. Here you have a choice of six local airports with service from almost everywhere in the world: London-City (LCY), London-Gatwick (LGW), London-Heathrow (LHR), London-Luton (LTN), London-Southend (SEN) and London-Stansted (STN). Once in London, you can take a combination of buses, the London Underground and the train out to Henley-on-Thames.

By Bus

Local bus service to neighboring towns such as Reading is provided by Arriva. No service by the major bus companies such as National Express or MegaBus

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom – Arriva Bus

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

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Where To Stay

This town does not have a large selection of hotels, but the ones it does are quite local and charming. Popular ones are The Red Lion Hotel, the Imperial Hotel (my favorite) and The Catherine Wheel.

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom - The Red Lion Hotel

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom – The Red Lion Hotel

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom - The Red Lion Hotel - The Imperial Hotel

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom – The Imperial Hotel

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

 

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Where To Eat

There are plenty of places to eat both on the High Street (main street) and by the banks of the Thames.

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom - The Chocolate Cafe

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom – The Chocolate Cafe

 

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom - Cafe Rouge

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom – Cafe Rouge

Henley on- Thames, United Kingdom - The Angel on the Bridge

Henley on- Thames, United Kingdom – The Angel on the Bridge

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

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What To Do

This a walking town. Just walk along the Thames and enjoy what it has to offer. There are lots of locals walking their dogs and joggers along the Thames Footpath. There’s also the Lock where you can watch the boats pass. In the summertime, there is the Henley Royal Regatta which is one of the largest regattas in the world.

You may also take a boat ride down the Thames.

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom - New Orleans Boat

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom – New Orleans Boat

 

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom - The Henley Bridge

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom – The Henley Bridge

See St. Mary’s the Virgin Parish Church

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom – St. Mary’s the Virgin Parish Church

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

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Additional Information

  1. Language Spoken: English
  2. Currency: GBP
  3. Visit Britain
  4. Henley-on-Thames Tourism Information
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom - Seagull

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom – Seagull

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