Area Guide


Set in the Chiltern Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, High Wycombe has become an extremely sought after part of the country. With the stunning Chiltern Hills sat in the backdrop, it goes through a rebirth with every change of season and offers some of the most magnificent landscapes in the region. The hills themselves, all 833 square miles, make for fantastic walking and cycling opportunities.

The Arts

The newly refurbished Wycombe Arts Centre provides residents with an abundance of art and culture. From theatre, spoken word poetry and stand-up comedy to open mic jam nights, music festivals and children's events, residents are never at a loss for things to do. For more traditional art the Whitewall Galleries offer exhibitions of local artist's work as well as collectable editions and sculptures from internationally acclaimed artists.

Sport & Leisure

The Wycombe Leisure Centre is a state-of-the-art leisure centre that the entire community enjoys. Activities are many and varied, including swimming, badminton, football, gymnastics and martial arts. The town also houses the famous Wycombe Wanderers football team as well as the High Wycombe Rugby Club.

Shopping & Dining

Years ago residents would have to travel into the Capital for some decent shopping or dining. How things have changed! Now it's Londoners travelling up to High Wycombe for the variety of stores and local restaurants. The main shopping centre comes by way of the Eden Shopping mall. With over 100 stores it offers everything from fashion to cinema and fine dining. The many smaller high-streets in the area lay home to a variety of independent businesses, cafes and local restaurants.


Not even 30 minutes from London, High Wycombe is connected to the capital by over 120 trains per day travelling into London Marylebone. For those commuting into the capital it makes for some of the most reliable journeys in the entire country. From the High Wycombe National Rail station, it is possible to journey to just about every corner of the UK.


High Wycombe boasts some of the best primary, secondary and Grammar schools outside of the capital. Of the many state schools, 86 per cent are rated either “good” or “outstanding” by Ofsted, the government schools watchdog. High Wycombe also offers a range of private and boarding schools, including the all-girls Wycombe Abbey School, which produces some of the best A-level results in England.

Spotlight on Marlow-on-Thames

Thompson Wilson in High Wycombe is just a few miles outside the charming little town of Marlow-on-Thames. Located on the River Thames, Marlow is without doubt one of the loveliest riverside towns. Set amongst the rich meadows of the river valley and alongside the woodlands of the Chiltern Hills, it offers visitors some of the most scenic views in the South.

The vibrant Georgian market town is made up of historic streets and an abundance of boutique shops, restaurants, cafes and bistros all adding to the town’s unique charm. The town’s most famous landmark is the suspension bridge which spans the River Thames and joins the counties of Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. Marlow has always been known as a fashionable riverside resort and attracted many famous people to the area. Residents of the town have included Thomas Love Peacock, Jerome K. Jerome, T.S. Eliot and Mary Shelley who finished her Gothic masterpiece Frankenstein while living in the town.

Leisure in Marlow


Take a boat trip with Salters Steamers to Henley or Windsor or enjoy a 40 minute return cruise to Temple Lock.


Take a walk in the award-winning Higginson Park. Set in 23 acres of lawn beside the River Thames and Thames Path the park has great facilities for all the family to enjoy including a large playground, cafes, skate park, a brick in grass maze, and boat hire.

Accommodation & Dining

Stay at the Macdonald Complete Angler a 17th century, 4 star hotel, where most of the rooms have gorgeous river views. The hotel also boasts an award winning restaurant. Other dining options include the Lounge and Walton Bar, The Riverside Restaurant and Sindhu by Atul Kochhar a Michelin-starred chef who offers diners the very best of traditional Indian cuisine in a contemporary setting.

Local Pubs

1. The Queen's Head The Queens Head, Marlow's little secret, is a rose cladded but in the heart of Little Marlow. What more idyllic setting could there be to enjoy a delicious meal? Gourmet ingredients and expert preparation ensures that their menu is one of the best around.

2 The Ship Established 1580, The Ship is Marlow's oldest pub ... Enjoy Real Ales from our an award winning local brewery as well as draught Czech and Italian beers.

3 The Prince of Wales The Prince of Wales is a very comfortable and spacious pub with three distinct bar areas. It successfully manages to retain the atmosphere and ambience of a real 'local' - a quality fast disappearing in these days of themed pub chains.