Henley's chief feature is its High Street. One of the best known in England, its rich diversity of architecture - red brick, black and white half timber and plaster - blends together as no single building.
To walk along Henley high street is to see Warwickshire's townscape at its best. On the east side of the street stands the Stone House and northwards again are grouped a number of half timbered buildings, including The Gables (15th century), The Three Tuns (17th century) and the Bluebell with its high gateway, from the 15th century. Opposite the Guild Hall is The White Swan, a restored coaching inn, where it is thought that the poet Shenstone was inspired to write his famous line about 'the warmest inn'.
There are many excellent signposted footpath walks of variying distances around Henley. The Heart of England Way passes through Henley and crosses the High Street between numbers 96 and 98. The Stratford canal is owned by the National Trust and a stroll along its towpath will take you past some of the most beautiful countryside in Warwickshire.
Henley has attractive high class shops. At Tudor Dairies the most famous ice cream in the Midlands is sold. A retail market is held every Wednesday and most Sundays in Warwick Road.