Henley is famous for its annual regattas and music festivals. The thoroughly English market town provides excellent shops and restaurants and is the perfect departure point for a voyage of discovery to unlock the secrets of the Thames. The Thames is a metaphor for the region through which the historic river flows. Whether it’s historic royal residences such as Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace or fantastic theme parks, the Thames has a lot of attractions for the whole family.
The County of Oxfordshire, together with Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, provided the backdrop for the world-fa-mous detective series “Midsomer Mur-ders” featuring the fictional Inspector Barnaby. If you are sitting in one of the quintessentially English pubs in which scenes from the series were shot, sipping on a whisky, you will feel as if you are Barnaby… Many picturesque Midsomer locations await your visit during your Linssen cruise on the Thames.
Between the historic towns, the picturesque course of the river – which was the source of inspiration for the novels “The Wind in the Willows” and ”Three Men in a Boat” – provides the perfect opportunity to switch off and relax. The famous towns and villages on the Thames – Henley, Sonning, Wallingford, Bray, Marlow and Windsor – hold out the promise of culinary delights in their riverside restaurants.
You can charter a Linssen on the River Thames and embark on a “culinary cruise”. Sail from town to town and eat in world-famous, top Michelin star restaurants. On a Linssen boating holiday, you feel as if you’re living a week or more in luxury. A one-week trip will take you either to Runnymede and back downstream or to Oxford and back up-stream. To hire a Linssen from Hobbs of Henley, you do not need to have completed an official training course or have a pleas-ure craft driving licence, but boating experience is essential.
Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AZ
Phone: +44 (0)1491 572035
Team Hobbs of Henley: Jonathan and Suzy Hobbs
THE THAMES – HOBBS & LINSSEN. OVER 200 YEARS OF BOATING HISTORY
Established in 1870, Hobbs of Henley Ltd is still a family-run business today and is a byword for chartering luxury-class vessels.
You too can charter a Linssen from Hobbs of Henley and embark on a “culinary cruise”. Sail from town to town and eat in world-famous, top Michelin star restaurants. “On a Linssen boating holiday, you feel as if you’re living a week or more in luxury”, says Jonathan Hobbs. “The Linssen Grand Sturdy ‘9’ Series are very stylish boats, real eye-catchers. For years, luxury yachts of this kind were considered unaffordable on the Thames. But now you can have them!”
From five generations we have gleaned all-round experience on the Thames and enjoy an excellent reputation for our 144 years of first-class hospitality on the river.
You can hire the yachts on a weekly basis from April to October. At certain times of the year, you can also hire for a few days or for a weekend. We offer exclusive day trips with a captain during Regatta week in Henley. A one-week trip will take you either to Runnymede and back downstream or to Oxford and back upstream. To hire a Linssen from Hobbs of Henley, you do not need to have completed an official training course or have a pleasure craft driving licence, but boating experience is essential.
Managing Director Jonathan Hobbs believes that the Linssen Grand Sturdy ‘9’ Series is the perfect complement to his luxury charter fleet. He looks forward to a successful business relationship between the two famous boat companies.
We will be delighted to welcome you to Henley and to share the secrets of our truly “Royal” river with you.