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Things to do in Henley-on-Thames

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“A special riverside museum celebrating the history of rowing and Henley Regatta”
  • 15 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Lovely small cinema with a great cafe and bar, showing all the latest favourite movies.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Other Event
“Henley Royal Regatta is undoubtedly the best-known regatta in the world. It is a highlight of both the summer sporting calendar and the social season. The regatta takes part in the first week of July each year- well worth a visit!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pub
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“This place has such a charming, cosy atmosphere and is great for a quick drink before a movie or equally as nice for dinner and a full evening. Servers great gastropub-type food.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Theatre
“One of the longest running theatres in the country! Small and unique but offers brilliant shows throughout the year.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“Amazing spectacle after Henley Royal Regatta in July. Black tie , up market music festival on a floating stage ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“It has a great location in the centre of town, overlooking the river. Only plastics glasses are allowed outside. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Storage
“With 146 years' experience & the largest fleet on the Thames, Hobbs of Henley offer boat hire & public/private cruising. Why not take a trip on one of the daily public cruise sailings (April-September)? Relax and discover the river between Henley Reach and March Lock or Hambledon Lock on purpose built passenger boats which offer ample seating and all-weather viewing platforms, with access for less able guests.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“The most delicious freshly made curry with views of the river. Definitely worth a visit. They will also do takeaways. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 3 locals recommend
Town
“A beautiful market town set in the stunning Chiltern Hills with the river Thames running through it. Home of the Henley Regatta and Henley Festival, an excellent River and Rowing museum, great shops and plenty of good eateries, a grand day out!”
  • 63 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Another charming pub that serves gastropub-type food. Really great for a nice lunch after a long walk or cycle around Henley.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Expensive but on the river in Henley. Good for a celebration, lots of vegan options available.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing thai food in a relaxed environment. Very popular especially at weekends.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Lodging
“Behind the classic Georgian façade of this old brewery, you'll find a typically warm Hotel du Vin welcome - a tranquil haven to moor the soul. Superb breakfasts, wonderful lunches and dinners”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Upscale Italian Restaurant for a special night out. Authentic and friendly.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pub
“This place has such a charming, cosy atmosphere and is great for a quick drink before a movie or equally as nice for dinner and a full evening. Servers great gastropub-type food.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“It has a great location in the centre of town, overlooking the river. Only plastics glasses are allowed outside. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“The most delicious freshly made curry with views of the river. Definitely worth a visit. They will also do takeaways. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Another charming pub that serves gastropub-type food. Really great for a nice lunch after a long walk or cycle around Henley.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Upscale Italian Restaurant for a special night out. Authentic and friendly.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Expensive but on the river in Henley. Good for a celebration, lots of vegan options available.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing thai food in a relaxed environment. Very popular especially at weekends.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“A proper old English pub that retains many of its original features. The food is exceptionally good and they have achieved mentions in the Michelin Guides. Relaxed and cosy.”
  • 4 locals recommend

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