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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

Paperchase at Oxford’s Westgate centre at risk of closure
/ Retail & Leisure

UPDATED: Paperchase at Westgate centre in Oxford is closing

The Paperchase stores at Westgate Shopping Centre in Oxford and Bell Street in Henley-on-Thames could be at risk of closure after their parent company fell into administration.
Car parking fees in South Oxfordshire set to increase this spring
/ Transport

Car parking fees in South Oxfordshire set to increase this spring

Parking fees in car parks run by South Oxfordshire District Council, in Didcot, Goring, Henley, Thame, and Wallingford will increase from 01 April.
Phyllis Court Club classic motor enthusiasts raise hundreds of pounds for Sue Ryder. Image: Tom Horsfield from Sue Ryder left of cheque with members of Phyllis Court receiving the donation in memory of Pat Josebury
/ Community

Phyllis Court Club classic motor enthusiasts raise hundreds of pounds for Sue Ryder

Each August Bank Holiday, the motor enthusiasts display around 50 to 60 classic motors at the club for an enjoyable day out that also raises vital funds for charity.
Ewelme Park House - A Lutyens-style country house overlooking the Chilterns AONB
/ Home & Garden

Ewelme Park House – A Lutyens-style country house overlooking the Chilterns AONB

Ewelme Park House is a Lutyens-style property at the South Western end of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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.