Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate love than in the charming town of Henley-on-Thames? Nestled along the picturesque River Thames, Henley offers a romantic setting for couples to indulge in a day filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable moments. Here’s a guide to help you plan the perfect Valentine’s Day in Henley.
What to do
- Riverside Stroll:
Begin your day with a leisurely stroll along the riverbanks of the Thames. The scenic beauty of the riverside, with its swaying willow trees and historic bridge, sets the stage for a romantic adventure. Share tender moments, steal a kiss, and revel in the simple joy of each other’s company.
- A bite to eat in Henley:
Henley is home to a variety of charming restaurants and coffee shops, offering delectable cuisine to suit every palate. Reserve a table at one of the town’s finest establishments for a romantic candlelit dinner. From traditional British fare to international delicacies, Henley’s culinary scene will undoubtedly leave you and your partner satisfied. There is also a Malaysian Supper Club on at Pavillion Foods.
- Wine Tasting at Local Vineyards:
Henley and its surrounding areas boast some excellent vineyards and wineries. Arrange a wine-tasting tour to sample exquisite local wines with your beloved. The serene ambiance of the vineyards adds a touch of sophistication to your Valentine’s celebration. Try Fairmile Vineyard or a little further into the countryside near Hambleden, Chiltern Valley Wines.
- Get Creative:
Why not paint something together at the Kiln Ceramic Cafe? Or explore the Pavillion Cookery School or learn to make your own bouquet at The Henley Florist Flower School.
- Make it a Sleep Over:
The Relais Hotel have put together a glorious overnight package for Valentine’s Day with accomodation, 3 course meal, a bottle of Cremant and chocolate strawberries….
Looking for something extra special? Contact our local concierge company, Humphreys of Henley, to organise the most memorable day for you and your loved one.
The perfect gift
Henley’s town centre is full of fantastic shops to pick up something special.
- Bluebells of Henley or The Henley Florist – for the perfect bouquet
- Gorvett and Stone – for a delicious chocolate gift
- Henley Larder, Calvert Jones and Wild and Rust – stocking local produce to enjoy.
- David Roger Sharp, Anthony Paul or Lawsons – will help with something sparkly.
Explore the full range of shops in our Town Guide.
Henley-on-Thames provides a delightful backdrop for a memorable Valentine’s Day celebration. Henley offers a romantic escape for couples seeking to create cherished moments together. Make this Valentine’s Day one to remember in the heartwarming embrace of Henley’s charm.
Solo this Valentine’s Day?
Get this date in your diary – 23rd February – for a Singles Mixer at The Green Room…. maybe 2024 is your time to meet someone special…… Or pop into Singles Sunday Wine Tasting at Jacobini Wine Gallery on Sundays 4pm-6pm.