Although Henley is within relatively easy reach of Oxford and London, it may as well be on the other side of the world. The vast, wooded hills that overlook this historic town give it a cosy, warm feel - it's completely different from the intensity and crowds you find in London. Everywhere you look in Henley there's something historic to marvel at.
One of Henley's most famous historical landmarks is the Henley Bridge - constructed back in 1786. The bridge has served the town for nearly 250 years and it's still going strong. Back in 2011, the bridge was repaired after being hit by a passing boat - but the bridge is now back in service! It's not just the bridge in Henley that offers a glimpse into bygone times - there are also landmarks like the town square and the town hall - as well as the historic local church. There's something beautiful about the old architecture and buildings you find on display in Henley.
As you'd expect from a town situated on the River Thames, Henley offers strong transport links both to London, Oxford and other major towns in the vicinity. Rail links are particularly strong, there's a direct service between Henley's station and London Paddington during peak hours. Road and coach links into London are also strong - and the major airports such as Gatwick and Heathrow are within driving distance. Henley is a great place to live in its own right thanks to the rich local history the town boasts - it's also the perfect place to reside if you're planning to commute into London or Oxford.