Henley Regatta 2024

14 May 2024
2-7 July 2024

Experience the Best of British Tradition this Summer

As summer approaches, a quintessential English experience awaits - the prestigious Henley Royal Regatta. Why not combine the excitement of this annual upscale event in Henley-on-Thames with a tranquil luxury stay at The Compleat Angler, in nearby Marlow?

As the summer sun casts itself upon the River Thames, there's no better way to spend a few days than by experiencing the magic of the Henley Regatta and our famous Macdonald hospitality. Whether you're a rowing enthusiast, a lover of luxury, or simply seeking a taste of English tradition, this iconic pairing promises an unforgettably elegant escape. 

When is the Henley Regatta this Year?

The Henley Royal Regatta is surely one of the most esteemed events in the British sporting calendar. Established in 1839, it showcases world-class competitive rowing in a setting that is as sophisticated as it is historic.

This year the event takes place from the 2nd to 7th July, and will present over 300 races of international standard. Athletes will include a mix of seasoned Olympic rowers as well as debuts from fresh sporting talent.

Set to draw crowds of thousands throughout the week, this year's regatta will welcome visitors from around the globe. Expect an atmosphere of refined jubilation along the riverbanks, with everyone in their finest threads as they sip champagne and enjoy the exhilarating event in style.

Mens' rowing team

Where to Stay Near Henley?

Located just a few miles down the Thames from the regatta, Macdonald The Compleat Angler is the perfect riverside retreat.

Offering a luxurious getaway from the festivities, and right on the willow-fringed riverbank, this historic hotel boasts elegant rooms and suites; fine dining including seasonal British fare at our Riverside Restaurant, and innovative Indian cuisine at Sindhu by Michelin-starred chef Atul Kocchar; and always-impeccable service.

If you're lucky, you may be able to spot present and future Olympic rowers training on the river from nearby Marlow Rowing Club.

Whether you choose to unwind in our opulent accommodations after your day in Henley, or indulge in a gourmet meal overlooking the water, every moment promises relaxation and indulgence.

Compleat Angler Exterior

Discover Marlow: A Riverside Gem

Beyond the hustle and bustle of the regatta, Marlow beckons with its quaint charm and beauty.

Take a leisurely stroll along the riverside promenade, explore the town's boutique shops, or perhaps embark on a scenic river cruise to soak in the idyllic surroundings.

Just outside the hotel stands the beautiful Marlow Bridge, rebuilt in the 19th century by engineer William Tierney Clark. It's one of only two of his structures still in use. Cross over to discover Higginson Park, home to expansive lawns, meticulously-tended flowerbeds, and occasional festivals and events

Alternatively, continue the riverside theme with a visit to the River and Rowing Museum, a 20-minute drive away, which includes over 20,000 rowing exhibits plus sections on children’s classic The Wind in the Willows and the British artist John Piper.

However you decide to spend your time with us, Marlow offers a perfect sanctuary during your Henley Regatta experience.

Bridge on Marlow Weir, Compleat Angler