Continuing our watery theme we visit this fascinating museum which showcases a collection of magnificent steam pumping engines in a Victorian pumping station on the Thames. It provides a history of London’s water supply, using the pumps to take water from the Thames and transfer it into London’s reservoirs. The hands-on exhibits bring the machinery to life and there is Visitor Shop and Café.
Later to Henley-on-Thames, an attractive town scenically located on the banks of the river Thamesand home of the famous Royal regatta held annually in July.
Forever associated with messing about on the river and the stories of The Wind in the Willows and 3 Men in a Boat, this stretch of the Thames meanders through the town affording lovely riverside walks or the opportunity to sit on one of the many benches and watch the water go by! You can visit the marina to see the impressive line-up of boats or the jetties with riverboats and rowing boats for hire or the award-winning River and Rowing Museum is well worth a visit.
The town also offers stylish shopping and lunch opportunities before continuing homewards, arriving around tea-time.