The town of Henley on Thames was recently voted by The Times as one of the best places to live in the English countryside. Its stunning riverside location lends itself to relaxing down-time with beautiful walks, amazing restaurants, great British pubs, and quirky shopping.

Top things to do and see in Henley

  • Enjoy the view from the beautiful 18th century stone bridge over the river Thames
  • Visit the River and Rowing Museum
  • Browse Henley’s independent shops and boutiques
  • Discover the fascinating history of Henley by going on a Walking and History Tour
  • Visit one of Henley’s traditional English pubs, such as the Row Barge in West Street

Eating & Drinking

HWR recommends The Anchor in Friday Street, The Row Barge in West Street and The Bird In Hand in Greys Road. If you’re a real ale fan, why not take part in the Henley Ale Trail, which is a great way to enjoy local craft ales whilst seeing some of Henley’s most notable historic buildings? Click here for more information.

For traditional English cream teas, visit Upstairs & Downstairs in Duke Street or the Chocolate Café, which serves irresistible chocolates! Cream tea is served on the regatta site at the Chairman’s Enclosure.

For more information on visiting Henley, visit the official tourist guide website at, or download the Henley Trail.