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Henley-on-Thames

Henley-on-Thames Oxfordshire Edition - Local News & Events

About Henley-on-Thames

Welcome to the Henley-on-Thames edition of The Oxford Magazine.

A very genteel town in the far southeast of the Oxfordshire county, Henley-on-Thames is synonymous with the Royal Regatta that makes a splash in the social calendar at the turn of July. Thousands of spectators crowd the grassy banks for competitive events by some of the world’s finest rowers.

At other times you can simply bask in Henley’s refined character and go for strolls in the beautiful Chiltern landscape of wooded hills and green fields that climb up from the river. Little surprise that the town was recently voted as one of the best places to live in the English countryside by The Times.

The sublime Tudor country house and National Trust attraction, Greys Court, is on the edge of town and has appeared in TV shows like Downton Abbey. Also suitably plush is Nuffield Place, once the home of the car manufacturer William Morris.


Local news & stories

New homes to be built next to historic Stow House
/ Housing

New homes to be built next to historic Stow House

Four new homes on the grounds of a historic house to the northwest of Reading scraped through the South Oxfordshire District Council planning process despite objections over their scale.
Summer concerts at Stonor Park
/ Culture

Summer concerts at Stonor Park enjoyed by thousands

Thousands of music fans descended on Stonor Park in Oxfordshire at the weekend to enjoy three fantastic summer concerts staged by the Bedford-based promoter LPH Concerts & Events.
A bumper weekend of dance, live and classical music awaits at Stonor Park
/ Culture

A bumper weekend of dance, live and classical music awaits at Stonor Park

The weekend will feature the hottest in modern dance music with Café Mambo Ibiza on Friday, one of Scotland’s best-loved bands Texas on Saturday and the return of Stonor Park Proms on Sunday.
Café Mambo Ibiza returns to Stonor Park with huge outdoor dance music event
/ Culture

Café Mambo Ibiza returns to Stonor Park with huge outdoor dance music event

‘Café Mambo In The Park’ will see Café Mambo Ibiza bring the music and magic of the white isle to the stunning grounds of Stonor Park in Henley On Thames.
‘Sculpture in the Gardens’ returns to Greys Court for 5th year
/ Culture

‘Sculpture in the Gardens’ returns to Greys Court for 5th year

The Oxford Sculptors Group will return to exhibit on the grounds of Greys Court with a variety of sculptures available to purchase on display in the charming setting of the walled gardens.
Galliard’s sustainable retirement village Henley Meadows gains planning approval
/ Real Estate

Galliard’s sustainable retirement village Henley Meadows gains planning approval

The new £50m six-acre development in Lower Shiplake to be marketed as Henley Meadows is a JV between Galliard Homes, Probitas Developments, and O’Shea.
Rumer and Tom Speight to Support Texas at Stonor Park outdoor show this summer
/ Culture

Rumer and Tom Speight to Support Texas at Stonor Park outdoor show this summer

Set against the stunning backdrop of one of Britain’s most impressive historic homes, the crowds at Stonor Park are in for a rare treat when Rumer and Tom Speight each step up the mic ahead of Texas.
Stonor Park Proms is set to return in summer 2022.
/ Culture

Stonor Park Proms is set to return in summer 2022

Nearly 14 years since the last spectacular classical music concert took place, guests can once again enjoy this Stonor Park Proms in the summer of 2022
More than £450k grant funding awarded for new affordable housing in Henley
/ Housing

More than £450k grant funding awarded for new affordable housing in Henley

The funding by South Oxfordshire District Council from developer contributions (S106) has gone to the Henley and District Housing Trust to develop three properties for Social Rent.
South Oxfordshire Council launches grant funding for local community groups
/ Community

South Oxon Council launches grant funding for local community groups

Organisations delivering key services for residents and maintaining the natural environment, can apply for funding to help them continue to make a difference in South Oxfordshire.