Henley on Thames city life
Henley-on-Thames is a lovely Georgian town, famous for the royal regatta and has many interesting attractions for visitors.
These are the main landmarks of Henley-on-Thames:
- Henley Bridge
- The church of St. Mary
- Fawley Court
- The River and Rowing Museum
- Nuffield Place
- Stonor Park and Gardens - one of England’s oldest manor houses
- The Lemongrove Gallery
Henley is a world-renowned centre for rowing races, as each summer the Henley Royal Regatta is held on Henley Reach, a river on the north side of the town.
You can also watch matches of the local football, rugby and hockey teams. Join one of the various festivals Henley-on-Thames hosts, like the annual Henley Festival of Music and Arts, the Literary Festival or the Jazz and Blues Festival. Attend a theatre performance at Kenton Theatre – one of the oldest performing theatres in the UK.
In the evenings, you have many restaurants, bars and pubs to choose from and enjoy the company of your peers, as well as socialise with the friendly locals.
No trip to Henley-on-Thames is complete without taking a boat trip on Thames.
Whenever you want to change the scenery, you can visit nearby cities, like Reading (around 20 minutes away by car), Oxford (about 45 minutes away by car), or Milton Keynes (about an hour and a half away by car).
International atmosphere in Henley on Thames
The general atmosphere in Henley-on-Thames is not typically multicultural. Except for the annual royal regatta and other local festivities, the town does not attract a large number of international people. The only minorities who live here are Polish, Germans and Irish.
Weather Henley on Thames
In Henley-on-Thames you will experience mild winters and warm summers. October and November are the wettest months, with large number of rainfall precipitations. July and August are the warmest months, with average temperatures of around 23 °C (73 °F). The average temperature in winter is around 7 – 8 °C (44 – 45 °F).