UK Travel Guide



Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire

When one thinks of Henley-on-Thames one usually thinks of the Royal Regatta which first took place in 1839. However, long before it became well known for this important rowing race, the town was established as a point for the supply of timber and grain up the river Thames to London. It is situated about 35 miles to the west of London between Oxford and Reading. The Henley Bridge a five arched bridge was built in 1786 and is a fine example of Georgian architecture as are many of the brick and half-timbered buildings which line the main street of the town. Now though Henley-on-Thames is a smart commuter town becoming alive at the beginning of July when the regatta takes place.