Guests in the boaters enclosure at Henley Royal Regatta

Henley Royal Regatta 2018: The Boat Race like no other

Henley Royal Regatta is a trademark event synonymous with the English social season.  Not only a competitive rowing event with unrivalled tradition and a stamp of notoriety on the calendar for top rowers around the world, but also a seasonal affair for the garish, the whimsical, and the well-heeled to clink champagne flutes in fashion’s latest summer dress.

Held in Henley since 1839, this Royal Regatta attracts spectators from every corner of the globe. With an attendance of approximately 300,000 spectators a year, the banks of the Thames hold the bubbling atmosphere of a stadium, simply incomparable to any other rowing event of its kind.


A traditional feature that separates Henley from the rest is that it permits school, college and university students the chance to row and race against the champions in their sport. The Regatta typically features over 200 races and welcomes more than 500 crews to display their sporting talents on the River Thames.

This year, Henley Royal Regatta has officially named three new women’s events which had been previously introduced at the event in 2017. The Women’s fours will be named ‘The Town Challenge Cup‘; the pairs will be named ‘The Hambleden Pairs Challenge Cup‘; whilst the women’s double sculls will now be entitled ‘The Stonor Challenge Trophy’. The outstanding female rowers will no doubt provide a breathtaking spectacle of sporting prowess to win these newly named trophies.

Enjoy the summer event of the year in style from within the luxurious confines of Henley Royal Regatta’s exclusive hospitality areas

Nothing quite speaks style and sophistication like the Boaters Enclosure hospitality packages at Henley.  Situated near Temple Island, the Boaters Enclosure is an exclusive hotspot where attendees can enjoy the privacy of a hospitality facility, whilst enjoying unrivalled views of the starting line. The packages offers a splendid four-course luncheon, a champagne reception, and an array of fine wines to complement the delectable food on offer. Not to mention, the Boaters is the perfect marquee garden area to boast your summer frocks and blazers for a spot of fun in the sun.

Alternatively, you can enjoy Henley hospitality on the scenic banks of Fawley Meadows, where one can indulge in the luxuries of a private outdoor area, board a river-boat cruise, enjoy the live entertainment of the day, and enjoy the exceptional hospitality service of the staff.

The Henley Royal Regatta will be held from Wednesday 4th to Sunday 8th July. Treat yourselves to a truly Royal affair; book your Henley Royal Regatta Hospitality packages today.