Information about Parking in Henley-on-Thames
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Henley-on-Thames is located in Oxfordshire, England, 30 miles from central London and a short drive from Windsor, Reading and Oxford. It is easily accessible from the M4, M40, A4130 and A4155.
The picturesque town boasts a picture-perfect location by the river, surrounded by green hills. The town was recently voted as one of the best places to live in the English countryside.
The town is best known for hosting the Henley Royal Regatta, a world-renowned five-day sporting spectacle.
With a history stretching back to 1839, Henley Regatta is one of the longest established sporting events in the country
If you are visiting the town during the regatta, it is highly recommended that you pre-arrange parking well in advance. The small town becomes extremely busy during the duration of the even and the limited car parks are in very high demand.
This is where YourParkingSpace can help. We offer long-term and short-term off-street parking options throughout Henley-on-Thames are that can be pre-booked in advance.
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Parking in Henley-on-Thames
Visitors are encouraged to use the long term Car Parks at Henley Station and Dry Leas (Henley Rugby Club). The town centre and Riverside are located within a 5-minute walk of these car parks.
Alternatively, you can browse the options available at YourParkingSpace. We have short term and long term options available within easy access of the town centre.
Parking in Central Henley-on-Thames
Street parking in central Henley-on-Thames is restricted, and drivers are encouraged to use the nearby car parks and walk the rest of the journey into town.
These 4 options are located within a 5-minute walk of the town centre.
- Henley Station: Sat Nav RG9 1AY, 302 Spaces
This is Henley’s largest car park. Close to the river and a short walk from the town centre.
Directions to town centre: turn left at the main entrance to the car park, walk 2 minutes along Station Rd then turn right into Reading Rd.
- Mill Meadows: Sat Nav RG9 1BE, 129 spaces
This is the main car park to use to explore the riverside and parks. Bear in mind that this car park becomes very busy during the summer months.
This car park is right next to Mill Meadows, alongside the River Thames. To reach the town centre, follow the towpath towards Henley Bridge and turn left into Hart Street.
- Dry Leas/Henley Rugby Club: Sat Nav RG9 2JN, 110 spaces
This is the most convenient car park if you are approaching Henley from Oxford (A4130) or Marlow (A4155).
To get to the town centre, turn right at the entrance of the car park. Cross the zebra crossing onto Bell Street and continue until you reach the town centre.
- Southfields/Goodall Close: Sat Nav RG9 2AN, 55 spaces
This is the long-term car park that is closest to the town centre.
To reach the town centre, walk along Goodall Close, then turn left onto Greys Rd. The main shopping streets are located at the bottom of Greys Rd.
Henley-on-Thames is all about the river. Popular activities include walking, picnics and river cruises.
The town is also well-known for its beautiful historical buildings, with the most visited being St Mary’s Church, the Town Hall, Market Place and Henley Bridge.
The main street has a good selection of cafes and eateries, and throughout the town, you will find a wonderful selection of independent shops, art galleries and book stores.
You can also visit the acclaimed River and Rowing Museum, selected by The Times as one of the best 50 museums in the world.
Henley’s Mill & Marsh Meadows are the parks adjacent to the river and is well worth a visit. It is recognised as one of the best green spaces in the country.
Henley Station is located 5 minutes walk from the River Thames and Town Centre.
It offers regular services to Twyford with connections to London, Reading and Paddington.
There are regular services to and from Maidenhead, High Wycombe, Reading and Wallingford.
Disabled Parking in Henley-on-Thames
Free parking is available within council-run carparks for those holding a valid disabled badge.
These are clearly marked within each car park. If these spaces are not available, you can park in any car park space free of charge, as long as you display your badge correctly.
Visit the Oxfordshire County Council's website to apply for a blue badge.
There is 2 electric vehicle charging stations in Henley-on-Thames:
- Kings Road Car Park, RG9 2DG
- David Bray Motor Engineers Ltd, RG9 1UF
Overnight, Weekends & Bank Holidays
During evenings, Sundays, and Bank Holidays, street parking restrictions are not in place on many streets around Henley-on-Thames station.
Street parking, however, is difficult to find, as many local residents without garages park their cars on the streets overnight.
Many council-run car parks in the area are open 24/7, but many charge for parking even during bank holidays.
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I hear Midsomer Murders was filmed in Henley-on-Thames. Can I visit the film locations?
Yes, the best way to do this is to join a Midsomer walking tour.
What is the best pub in Henley-on-Thames?
There are a large number of pubs to be discovered, but locals recommend The Anchor in Friday Street or the Bird in Hand in Greys Road.
What is the best restaurant in Henley-on-Thames?
There are many options, but a good one is The Three Tuns, which was mentioned in the Michelin Guide.
Are there any overnight river cruises?
Yes, a number of canal boats offer onboard accommodation while cruising the upper Thames.
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Latest Henley-on-Thames parking reviews
Would recommend for anyone going to the Madejski Stadium. Cheaper than paying on the day at the hotel. plenty of spaces and easy to find.Ian
Having had a very long and tiring journey back from Germany I arrived to find my battery flat. I then unfortunately had to wait over 3 hrs for RAC to come and restart it. The car otherwise was good, I do however want to give huge thank you to the night staff who looked after myself and 2 friends while we waited. The receptionist (sadly I cannot remember his name) very kindly even tried ringing his friends to see if they had jump leads. Thank you so much . I would definitely recommend this space again .Hilary
Overall a nice place to park, however I had to wait for 15-20 mins to get a space on Friday evening. May be it’s that time of the week when things get busy. During daytime, there are ample spaces to park.Something to bear in mind.Saurav
Easy to find, lots of spaces availableNeil
Great parking space and super close to the city centre.Neil
Small space but fine for me as have a small carCarol
Very fit for purpose and quite expensive.Edward
Easy to find and five minutes to oracle, perfect and will book againPazayannur Narayanan
Great parking space fairly easy to find Good value for money and close to shopping centreLinda
No issues - Great space - will happily use again - Thanks!Neil