If you have chosen your holiday in England this year, or if you plan on choosing it for the next year, add to your tourist map Oxfordshire region. Henley on Thames is one of the most beautiful cities in England, recently voted by Times magazine as one of the best places to live in England if you want to get rid of the crowded city life for a quieter one in a rural area.
Henley on Thames recently received Britain in Bloom medal from the Royal Horticultural Society, because this small community in Henley has made it a real oasis of tranquility, becoming a small natural paradise that attracts thousands and thousands of tourists every year.
Positioned along the Thames River and surrounded by wooded hills and green fields, Henley invites you to relaxation, long lunches and all types of shopping.
Henley on Thames is the town where you have to enjoy the green areas. So plan a picnic here, rent a boat and ride on the Thames or just take a folding chair with you and admire the scenery.
The old and historical area of the gorgeous town is just a few steps away from the river. The main street has many Georgian buildings that cover older buildings. Among the most beautiful buildings of historical and architectural interest are St. Mary, City Hall, the city center square and the Century Stone Bridge.
If you are hungry or thirsty or you just want to enjoy the ambience of the city, the paved market square from the center offers you small fairytale cafes that tempt you with all sorts of traditional delights – from cakes to coffee or tea.
Walking on the narrow streets will make you discover all sorts of old architectures, styles and different ornaments.
Henley-on-Thames fascinated me because all the buildings tell a story, every showcase sent me to the puppets of the last century, the landscapes urge you to dream, and the stylish and narrow streets, located not far from the center … invite you to discover a labyrinth of other smaller stories where the new blends harmoniously with the old 16th-17th centuries.
Get back here at least once! Swans and ducks are just waiting to greet you from the Thames shore. See you soon! 🙂