Things to see and do - Henley-on-Thames
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Henley-on-Thames Travel guide
Henley-on-Thames : Michelin's recommendations
In the first week of July, oarsmen come from around the world to this charming town for its Regatta, England's premier amateur event of this kind. Dating from 1786, the elegant five-arched bridge is adorned with carved heads of Father Thames and the goddess Isis. Henley has numerous timber-framed inns and Georgian (or earlier) houses.
Tourist attractions Henley-on-Thames : Things to see and do
st. Hart GB - Henley-on-Thames RG9 2AU
The 1550 tower of St Mary's Church, built in the 13C and enlarged in 1400, dominates it. Note, inside the church, the funerary monument of Lady Periam (early 17C), and, outside, the hospice and cantor's house.
Meadows Mill GB - Henley-on-Thames RG9 1BF
The River and Rowing Museum (Mill Meadows) opened its doors in 1998 in a very pretty building partly made of shingle. It covers three subjects: the development of boating, from Greek triremes to modern competition boats; the flora and fauna of the Th..
Hart Street GB - Henley on Thames RG9 2AR
This wisteria-clad historical hotel is uniquely located by the banks of the River Thames, close to Heathrow and Reading airports. Originally a coaching inn on the road to Oxford, the Red Lion Hotel has been offering hospitality to guests for over 60..
Marlow Road GB - Henley on Thames RG9 2HT
Founded in 1906, Phyllis Court Club is situated in a historical manor which dates back to 1301. Guests can enjoy the beautiful gardens, a library equipped with computers and free Wi-Fi, and view of the Thames. The Club is located directly at the fini..
New Street GB - Henley on Thames RG9 2BP
This historic former brewery boasts light and elegant rooms with rustic, original features and fine Egyptian linen. Just 45 metres from the beautiful riverside, the hotel features its own French bistro. Each luxurious room at Hotel du Vin Henley fe..
Reading Rd GB - RG9 4BX Shiplake
An appealing pub with a delightful garden; inside, open fires, flickering candles and hop bines set the scene. The large blackboard offers tasty snacks and the interesting main menu features a number of Eliza Acton inspired dishes.
Station Rd GB - RG9 1AZ Henley-on-Thames
This modern restaurant is sure to please with its floor to ceiling glass doors and decked terrace overlooking the Thames. The young chef-owner offers an array of menus; attractively presented dishes centre around local ingredients.
New St GB - RG9 2BP Henley-on-Thames
5 Market Pl. GB - RG9 2AA Henley-on-Thames
Pretty, red-brick, town centre pub with a lively, open-fired front bar and a formal dining room for a more intimate meal. Seasonal, traditional dishes are well-presented, satisfying and full of flavour. Homemade bread. Friendly service.
Shiplake Rd GB - RG9 4DP Shiplake Row
This 18C building may look like a rural inn but inside it has a modern, formal feel. Creative cooking uses top quality produce and flavours are pronounced. It's named after George Orwell, who spent his childhood in the area.
Lower Assendon GB - RG9 6AH Henley-on-Thames
A pretty former pub - now a cosy restaurant that's popular with the locals. Appealing menus offer tasty, well-executed modern classics; the afternoon tea with homemade preserves is a hit. Service is friendly and attentive.