One of the highlights from my recent trip to London was making a day trip to Henley on Thames, a beautiful market town set in the stunning Oxfordshire Chiltern Hills in the UK. It was a Saturday afternoon and after a late morning brunch at the Lloyds Club, London, my cousin sister drove me to the pretty little town of Henley on Thames. It was a distance of about 40 miles that we covered in an hour and a half. We had already booked a one hour cruise online with Hobbs of Henley that costed 10 GBP per person. However, since it was a weekend, we could not find a parking spot and were so delayed that we thought we had missed the cruise, when we called the cruise company who not only kept the cruise waiting for us, but also arranged a special parking right next to where we were supposed to board!
After an hour long beautiful cruise on the river Thames that went through the Henley bridge, a five arched bridge across the river, we walked around the lovely little town of Henley. The town comprised of narrow cobbled streets lined with cute cafes and shops, and flower branches covering charming old-fashioned homes and cottages. My cousin and I picked up some bags at White Stuff, a British fashion and lifestyle brand for men and women, and then we stopped for pizzas at an Italian restaurant called Zizzi.
The evening ended watching the beautiful sunset on the river Thames, as we sauntered slowly back to our car. Here are some pictures from the trip.
TIP: If you are a tourist and want to shop, it is good to always have a passport on you so you can claim your tax refund. Apparently, when we were buying bags at White Stuff, they had run out of tax refund forms and to make up for it, they offered us a 15% discount on our purchases after we showed them our passports.