Henley-on-Thames The Essential
In the first week of July, oarsmen come from around the world to this charming town for its Regatta, England's premier amateur event of this kind. Dating from 1786, the elegant five-arched bridge is adorned with carved heads of Father Thames and the goddess Isis. Henley has numerous timber-framed inns and Georgian (or earlier) houses.
Sweet Thames, run softly till I end my