Property available in Henley-on-Thames
Whether you seek a large country house on a prestigious estate, a handsome town house, a pretty character cottage in Henley, or a brick and flint cottage in one of the many surrounding villages, Knight Frank can find the property that's right for you.
A medieval settlement, Henley probably owes its existence to King Henry II who according to records dated 1179, purchased land for the “making of buildings”.
Henry VIII incorporated Henley-on-Thames in 1568, granting it the use of the titles ‘mayor’ and ‘burgess’. Situated on The Thames within easy reach of London and in the heart of England, it was a key location during the English Civil War.
During the 17th and 18th centuries Henley was well known for the manufacture of glass and the production of malt as well as the corn and wool trades.
This period of prosperity led to the construction in 1786 of the now famous Henley Bridge. As these industries declined, it is likely that Henley-on-Thames receded into obscurity becoming just another small English town until a proposal by Captain Edmund Gardiner at a public meeting on 26th March 1839 led to the establishment of an annual regatta.
In 1851 Prince Albert became the first royal patron of the regatta and it became known as Henley Royal Regatta, pushing the small Oxfordshire town into the limelight and giving it a lasting place in history.
Getting to Henley-on-Thames
- M4 (J8/9) 10 miles approx. Maidenhead
- M4 (J10) 12 miles approx. Reading
- M40 (J4 and J5) 10 miles approx. High Wycombe
- West London 32 miles approx. Hammersmith
- To London Paddington via Twyford 60-70 mins approx
- To Reading via Twyford 30 mins approx
- Heathrow Airport 25 miles approx.
- Gatwick Airport 60 miles approx.