Walking & History Tour of Henley
Henley is easy to walk around so a self-guided tour is an simple option. But to help you, download the leaflet and map to discover the history of the town’s buildings in this fascinating and easy walk around historic Henley. Download here
If you want to delve further take a guided tour with Henley-on-Thames Heritage, including Ghost Tours, Murders, Buildings, Men of Power and other fascinating walks.
Get on the River
The River Thames is at its most elegant as it flows under the towns beautiful 18th century stone bridge. To enjoy it in all its glory with its stunning backdrop of Chiltern Hills and teeming bird life join one of the regular summer public cruises offered by Hobbs of Henley or Salters Steamers, or pilot yourself in a small motor or rowing boat from Hobbs or Hoopers.
Visit the River & Rowing Museum
Acknowledged by The Times as one of the best 50 museums in the world and with lots to do for families, including an immersive Wind in the Willows experience much loved by children of all ages. In the award winning building by architect Sir David Chipperfield there are also fascinating displays about the river, the town of Henley and the sport of rowing, alongside special exhibitions and a fabulous café.
Browse Henley’s independent shops
As an old market town Henley is blessed with a plethora of small, quirky and independent shops. Have a look for antiques, handmade chocolates, beautiful boutiques, cards, gifts, high quality art galleries, antiquarian books plus a traditional independent bookshop all in the easily navigated historic town centre.
Discover hidden pubs
Henley once up a time had more pubs per head of population than any other town in the south east. While those days are gone the town still has many interesting public houses to choose from. Hidden in some of the smaller streets but never too far from the river or town centre are a few exceptional establishments, look out for the Anchor in Friday Street, the Row Barge in West Street or the Bird in Hand in Greys Road.