Henley-On-Thames is synonymous with its Royal Regatta which has been held every July since 1839.
Our flights from Henley are also the closest hot air balloon to Windsor, with the chance the beautiful town so famous for its royal connections could come into view on a clear day.
Also look out for Henley’s five-arched bridge over the River Thames as you drift up, up and away, which built in 1786, and the nearby church of St. Mary.
Many buildings in Henley are designated ‘of special architectural interest’ including a 14th century chantry house, connected to the church and the Speakers house and originally the home of William Lenthall, Speaker of the House of Commons (1629-1640) who was a signatory to the warrant for the execution of Charles I.
Surrounded by the beautiful Chiltern Hills, Henley-On-Thames has also been a regular filming location for the TV series Midsomer Murders, with one episode even filmed during the Henley Regatta.
The main street has many Georgian frontages built on to older buildings, making Henley an ideal spot to start your hot air balloon ride adventure.
Our wonderful pilot Mark Shemilt will take you up, up and away over Henley-On-Thames – find out more about him (and his ballooning world records!) here.
Please meet in the car park for Tesco supermarket, off the A4155 on the south side of Henley-on-Thames. From here you will be taken to the launch site at Harpsden airfield.