Lifestyle: Springtime Adventures in Henley-on-Thames and Marlow

As spring breathes new life into the picturesque towns of Henley-on-Thames and Marlow, there’s a plethora of activities to indulge in, from outdoor escapades to cultural delights. Here’s a curated list of experiences to make the most of Spring.

1. Vineyard Tours and Tastings: Embark on a wine-tasting journey through the lush vineyards surrounding Henley and Marlow. Experience the beauty of the countryside while sampling exquisite wines at local vineyards such as the Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery, Fairmile Vineyard, JoJo’s and Oaken Grove Vineyard.

2. Riverside Cycling Tours: Explore the scenic beauty of the River Thames and its idyllic surroundings on a guided E-bike cycling tour (with the option to cycle without E-bike assistance)! Pedal along tranquil riverbanks, meandering through charming villages and verdant countryside.

With picturesque trails catering to cyclists of all levels, you can immerse yourself in nature’s splendour while enjoying an invigorating ride, with many cafe options for a well earned coffee and cake stop. Make sure you contact Broomwagon Cycle Tours, where Mark is available to give you guided tours and lots of tips of places to see. Contact to book.

image courtesy of Broomwagon Cycle Tours

3. Theatre Performances: Enrich your spring evenings with captivating performances at the local theatres in Henley-on-Thames and Marlow. From thought-provoking dramas to lively musicals, there’s something for every theatre enthusiast. Check out the listings at venues like the Wycombe Swan.

4. Delectable Dining Experiences: With an abundance of delicious cuisine to enjoy, you can even indulge in alfresco dining by the riverbanks, soaking in the scenic vistas as you savour delicious cuisine.


Make sure you check out the menu at The Crowne Plaza in Marlow where you can enjoy delectable afternoon teas, British or authentic Indian menus in their sophisticated AA Rosette Glaze Restaurant or quality bar meals in their contemporary Aqua Bar.

If you are planning on visiting the area, The Crowne Plaza in Marlow is a refrubished 4 Star AA Rosette Awarded Hotel boasting complimentary parking and access to Quad Wellness & Spa, 168 bedrooms with King-size beds, 42” TV with Chromecast & HDMI and USB ports, 10 state of art meeting rooms with 75” TV’s & Clickshare, and more!

5. Marlow’s Literary Connections: Explore the literary heritage of Marlow, renowned for its association with literary giants such as Mary Shelley and Jerome K. Jerome. Visit historic sites like Shelley’s Cottage or take a leisurely stroll along the Thames Path, drawing inspiration from the natural beauty that inspired famous literary works.

6. Nature Walks and Garden Strolls: Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of spring with leisurely nature walks and garden strolls. Discover hidden gems like the Marlow Common or the Henley River & Rowing Museum Garden, where vibrant blooms and tranquil settings await. Take a moment to reconnect with nature and rejuvenate your senses amidst the beauty of the season.

7. Boutique Shopping and Art Galleries: Peruse the eclectic mix of boutique shops and art galleries dotted throughout Henley and Marlow. From unique artisanal crafts to contemporary artworks, you’ll find a treasure trove of delights to explore. Discover locally crafted souvenirs or immerse yourself in the vibrant arts scene of these charming towns.

As the flowers bloom and the landscape awakens, Henley-on-Thames and Marlow beckon with an array of springtime adventures waiting to be embraced. Whether you’re seeking outdoor escapades, cultural experiences, or culinary indulgence, these quaint towns offer the perfect backdrop for a memorable spring getaway.

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