Moorings

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A boat trip down the Thames would be incomplete without a stay in historic and picturesque Henley at our visitor moorings.

Visiting & parking

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Henley on Thames is one of the most beautiful towns in England, recently voted by The Times as one of the best places to live in the countryside and a regular winner of Britain in Bloom medal.

Local Directory

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To take you directly to websites that you might find useful we have set up this page of useful links.

Weddings

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Unique venues for ceremonies, receptions, meetings, events and filming, all in the heart of picturesque and historic Henley-on-Thames.

Markets

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Henley is a Market Town, and has held regular Markets since the 13th Century.  We continue this proud tradition today.

Events

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As well as attending the many events detailed in our eventspage, there are number of ways you can get actively involved in things that are happening in Henley.

News

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This page covers Events, Community Projects and Local Developments with which Henley Town Council are involved, there are always plenty of exciting things to report.  

Council

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Henley on Thames Town Council is committed to assisting residents with local issues and the officers aim to help, advise or point anyone with a problem in the right direction.

Welcome to Henley-on-Thames
A town and civil parish on the River Thames in Oxfordshire.

Henley-on-Thames is arguably one of the most beautiful towns in England. We were recently voted by The Times as one of the best places to live in the English countryside. Henley’s riverside location, surrounded by a Chiltern landscape of wooded hills and green fields, lends itself to relaxation, long lunches and great shopping. There’s a pub where Charles I drank, a Chantry house, a butcher that smokes his own meat and independent shops still offering the personal touch. Henley is a regular winner of RHS Britain in Bloom medals and the home of a well-known TV detective! We are home to the Henley Royal Regatta, arguably the best-known regatta in the world. It is one of the jewels in Henley’s crown. The historic decision to establish the regatta was made in our very own Town Hall.

Henley-on-Thames is twinned with the Falaise, Leichlingen and Bled.  We also have a friendship link with Boroma in Somalia.

This website is managed by Henley-on-Thames Town Council. The Town Council is the most local tier of local government and works in partnership with South Oxfordshire District Council and Oxfordshire County Council. These three local government bodies look after different aspects of the town and community infrastructure. If you wish to find out more about who looks after what, then please have a look at our How we work page.  
If it is a Town Council responsibility, please get in touch by clicking here.

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Henley Town Council - picturesque view of Henley town

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Henley Town Council - Boat sailing through Henley

Visit Henley-on-Thames

If you live outside of Henley and you would like help in planning your visit, please see visit-henley.com or contact us.  Our Visitor Information staff will offer friendly advice on things to do in Henley as well as in the surrounding area and further afield.  We can help with accommodation, and let you know about walks, cycle rides, local transport, river trips and places to eat and shop.

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Henley Town Council - Henley town market
Henley Town Council - Henley town market

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Jubilee Park
The Sports Facility at Jubilee Park is managed by Henley-on-Thames Town Council.

The facility is currently home to the Hockey Club and AFC Henley and is generally in use by these clubs on weekday evenings and at weekends from September to April inclusive.  It is also used by a number of local schools and organisations. It is available for general hire outside of these times.

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Old Fire Station Gallery
Henley-on-Thames offers a variety of venues for hire which are suitable for wedding ceremonies, receptions, meetings, events and filming. The Town Hall includes a Main Hall, Council Chambers and Committee Room.

The Old Fire Station Gallery is a converted fire station providing a magnificent gallery for artists to display their paintings, sculptures, tapestries and photography. 

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Town Hall
Henley-on-Thames offers a variety of venues for hire which are suitable for wedding ceremonies, receptions, meetings, events and filming. The Town Hall includes a Main Hall, Council Chambers and Committee Room.

Henley-on-Thames Town Hall can provide romantic ceremonies and lavish receptions. We will ensure that every moment of your big day is a memorable one. With a choice of several licensed rooms, we will have the perfect option for you and your guests. Enjoy the grand marble staircase, the timeless glamour of the Queen Elizabeth II Hall, or the wood-panelled, historic Council Chamber, all in our grand, Grade II* listed Town Hall.


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Allotments – Watermans
There are two allotment sites in Henley, Watermans Allotments and Greencroft Allotments, which are owned by Henley Town Council and run by the Henley-on-Thames Allotments Association on behalf of the Council.

The Watermans site is on the southern edge of the town on the road going towards Reading.  The entrance is near the roundabout by Tesco supermarket.


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Allotments - Greencroft
There are two allotment sites in Henley, Watermans Allotments and Greencroft Allotments, which are owned by Henley Town Council and run by the Henley-on-Thames Allotments Association on behalf of the Council.

The Greencroft site is situated over the bridge to the east of the town. Take the left after The Little Angel along Matson Drive and the allotments are just beyond the cricket field.


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Fairmile Cemetery
Just on the edge of Henley, where it meets the beautiful Chiltern hills, is the Fairmile Cemetery, which has provided a tranquil and picturesque place of remembrance since 1868.

Its two flint flushwork chapels are still in use, with one available for services, and the other recently renovated into a columbarium, with niches available to buy for the keeping and display of urns.


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Freemans Meadow
Freeman's Meadow is an informal open space just minutes from the town centre. Tucked away behind residential roads, the park has a variety of mature trees and a large field for play.

The children’s play area was upgraded by the Town Council in 2019 and having been designated a Town Green in 2020, the park now has protected status and is one of the town’s best spaces to relax and play.

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Market Place
Henley-on-Thames offers a variety of venues for hire which are suitable for wedding ceremonies, receptions, meetings, events and filming. The Town Hall includes a Main Hall, Council Chambers and Committee Room.

The centre section of the Market Place is available for hire for commercial or charitable ventures. If you are a charity or local organisation or a new Festival and wish to apply for free use of Council rooms or venues please refer to our Grants & Support page on this website.


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Kings Arms Barn
Henley-on-Thames offers a variety of venues for hire which are suitable for wedding ceremonies, receptions, meetings, events and filming. The Town Hall includes a Main Hall, Council Chambers and Committee Room.

The King's Arm Barn and Margaret Day Room can be hired for your Meeting or Corporate Event. This is a delightful Meeting venue packed with authentic charm and offering practical space for small to medium meetings.


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Makins Recreation Ground
There is lots to do at Makins Recreation Ground.

Our recently upgraded play park has picnic tables and benches, as well as a large field, outdoor gym and skatepark and comes with a lovely view!


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Mill Meadows
Mill and Marsh Meadows form the principal recreational park in Henley and are located adjacent to the River Thames upstream of Henley Bridge.

The towpath bordering the park on the eastern side, forms part of the Thames Path – a national trail which stretches 184 miles from the Thames’s source in the Cotswolds to the Thames Barrier in London. 


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