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Henley Royal Regatta

Henley Royal Regatta is one of the highlights of the rowing season. Based up river from London on the non-tidal Thames at Henley in Berkshire the first of the annual races were held back in 1839. The tradition continues today attracting a wide array of people, and not just to watch the rowing, but to enjoy the atmosphere, fine food and plentiful beverages.

An event for all to enjoy it could be compared with the horse racing at Ascot and the tennis at Wimbledon. Pimms, champagne and fine food at the hospitality marquees contrast with the competitive and tense action on the river. For more information on the many races held over the five days please select this link: Henley Royal Regatta Races

There are many packages you can book on to in advance some in busy riverside location, others in quieter settings with hospitality boats escorting you to observe the racing. The Henley Regatta Garden Party offers the peace and quiet of a riverside venue just off the main course, but with several trips on traditional luxury passenger boats to watch the action out on the River Thames.

For more information about the Henley Royal Regatta see the official website: HRR

For hospitality packages see Henley Regatta Garden Party

The Henley Regatta is this year being held on Wednesday 30th June – Sunday 4th July 2010

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This entry was published on 10/03/2010 at 5:57 pm. It’s filed under River Thames, River Thames Special Events and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Henley Royal Regatta

  1. I would agree with the author. We have organised a number of very successful River Cruises down the Thames this year already for varying sizes of groups.
    Ned Railway requested Team Tactics for an evening event as a thank you for a team internally as part of a project. Guests would come mainly from the UK but also from Europe. Team Tactics suggested an evening’s cruise in Central London with a choice of entertainment which included casino tables, belly dancing (!) giant scalectrix, cocktail making. The clients numbers kept on increasing so it was decided to keep entertainment to a minimum and just enjoy the boat cruise.
    Another recent corporate event was Kenwood’s annual worldwide conference for 180 guests. As part of the proposal we suggested a river cruise which again was a huge success, complemented by the Singing Waiters. The day included hiring the Odeon Leicester Square for the conference, transport via old Routemaster Buses, viewing London’s skyline on the London Eye and finishing on board a boat for dinner. We have some cracking photos of some guys flaked out in the boat after a very long day!

  2. Hello,

    Great blog, really useful as I’m thinking of hiring a boat for my wedding next year.Thanks!

    Thought you might enjoy a little film I made (terrible sound, sorry, we forgot our muffler) about seven of the River Thames bridges earlier in the year

    All the best,
    James

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