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

H Cafe by Harrods, Henley-on-Thames
/ Food & Drink

Luxury department store Harrods has opened H Café in Henley-on-Thames

Knightsbridge-based luxury department store Harrods has opened H Café in Henley-on-Thames, its first-ever stand-alone cafe offering a delicious menu of dine-in and dine-out options replicating the current food-to-go and deli offering in the iconic food halls and restaurants in its five-acre, 330-department, seven-floored store in London. The H Café in
South Oxfordshire District Council
/ Environment

South Oxfordshire council and district should aim to become carbon neutral

A new council committee in South Oxfordshire has recommended that the council should aim to become carbon neutral by 2025 and the whole district by 2030.
The Michelin Guide UK 2020
/ Food & Drink

The Michelin Guide UK 2020

Find out which Oxfordshire restaurants and chefs gain Michelin stars in the Michelin Guide UK 2020 plus, which restaurants lost their stars.
George Michael's former home in Goring-on-Thames Oxfordshire
/ Arts & Entertainment

George Michael’s former home sells for £3.4 million

George Michael’s former home in Goring-on-Thames has been sold for £3.4m despite fans’ petitions to turn the Oxfordshire home into a memorial museum.
Waitrose Botley Road Oxford trails packaging-free shopping
/ Retail & Leisure

Waitrose Botley Road Oxford trails packaging-free shopping

Waitrose Botley Road Oxford trails packaging-free shopping. Buy and refill produce such as pasta, rice and cereals plus “pick and mix” frozen fruits.
Henley-on-Thames start of OVO Energy Women's Cycling Tour
/ Arts & Entertainment

Henley-on-Thames start for OVO Energy Women’s Tour stage three

Henley-on-Thames has been revealed as the start of the OVO Energy Women’s Cycling Tour through Oxfordshire on Wednesday 12th June. Elite cyclist Sophie Wright recently met with organisers, press and representatives from Henley Town Council and announced that the third stage of the race will start from Market Place in
The Old Rectory Oxfordshire by Louise Hold Interior Design
/ Home & Garden

Making The Old Rectory Oxfordshire into a wonderful family home

Oxfordshire-based interior designer Louise Holt turns The Old Rectory into a wonderful family home with character and a contemporary yet relaxed interior.
Lavender Cottage, Cold Harbour, Goring Heath, Reading RG8
/ Home & Garden

Lavender Cottage: A delightful Grade II listed family house

Lavender Cottage is a delightful Grade II listed family house with origins in the 17th century, beautifully extended and refurbished in recent years.
Property for Sale Harpsden Woods, Harpsden, Henley-on-Thames RG9
/ Home & Garden

Harpsden Woods: An impressive 7-bedroom family house

Harpsden Woods, Harpsden, Henley-on-Thames is an impressive 7-bedroom family house with indoor swimming pool, tennis court, pavilion and paddock in a sought after location with far reaching views.