Experience the Olympics Live at Henley Market Place!

POSTED ON June 19, 2024

Henley-on-Thames is set to embrace the Olympic spirit this summer with “Henley Olympics Live,” a fantastic new initiative led by our new Mayor, Rory Hunt. From Wednesday, 31st July to Sunday, 4th August, the top of the Market Place will be transformed into a hub of excitement with a large screen showing live BBC coverage of the Olympic Games.

Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor, you’re invited to join the festivities and cheer on your favourite athletes. With rowing events featured in the mornings as well as sports including football, equestrian and athletics, the week will finish with the 100m final set for Sunday evening at 8:55 pm, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

To ensure everyone’s comfort, a limited number of chairs will be available. However, attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs to make the experience even more enjoyable. Those frequenting any of the Market Place shops with outdoor seating can also watch the events from their tables.

On Saturday 3rd August, together with our friends at Red Bull and Henley-hailing ADVHQ will be hosting the ultimate fitness test for rowing and fitness enthusiasts. The fitness test will incorporate the best parts of rowing whilst also providing a fitness challenge that will give participants the experience of a true athlete.

We are pleased to announce that the Thursday morning market will not be affected by the event, so you can enjoy your usual shopping while soaking in the Olympic atmosphere.

Stay tuned for more exciting additions to “Henley Olympics Live,” as we have some special surprises planned to make this event truly unforgettable.

Mark your calendars and join us at the Market Place from 31st July to 4th August for a memorable celebration of the Olympics right here in Henley-on-Thames!