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Henley-on-Thames is a gorgeous market town based on the River Thames which has won the prestigious Britain-in-Bloom Gold medal. Henley plays host to some of England’s most important and culturally exclusive events during the summer season and, it’s easy to see why so many people flock here to revel in the sights.
The town enjoys some of the best independent shops, pubs, cafes, and restaurants in the UK. It’s riverside location, surrounded by beautiful wooded hills and open fields create a vast area of pure idyllic joy.
The Henley Royal Regatta is doubtless the most important event of the year, this social affair sees thousands of visitors flock to the area for five days of sporting entertainment. Taking place in early July, there are more than 200 races, with many wonderful vantage points to soak in the action.
Beyond the regatta, the town also hosts the Thames Traditional Boat Festival, used to showcase trades and crafts from the past. It also provides an excellent place to showcase classic & vintage cars, motorcycles, and bikes.
Henley Royal Regatta is the best-known Regatta in the world. Set on the River Thames, this wonderful sporting occasion attracts thousands of spectators every year to the beautiful market town of Henley-on-Thames for over 300 international standard races.
Henley-on-Thames enjoys excellent travel links due in part to its close proximity to London.
The Stewards’ Enclosure requires gentlemen to wear lounge suits, or jackets/blazers with flannels and a tie or cravat, ladies are required to wear dresses or skirts with a hemline below the knee. Outside of the enclosure, the atmosphere is less formal though most dress up, wearing club blazers and other rowing apparel.
Please allow extra time to enter car parks near the Regatta due to security measures and the one-way system in place during the Regatta which is indicated by signs. The main taxi drop point during the Regatta is on the main road, just a short walk from the enclosures.