The Thames is at its loveliest as it flows through this pleasant Georgian market town, spanned by an elegant suspension bridge built in 1832.
The river here is the venue for the annual ceremony of 'Swan Upping' when the new crop of cygnets are identified and tagged by the Queen's Swan Marker, as well as for the Marlow Town Regatta, held in June.
Marlow Town has a wide range of restaurants bars and pubs such as The Chequers who host live bands and shops accommodating for everyone’s needs. With the picturesque surroundings, wide range of services and its close proximity to London, Marlow has become a desirable place to live. Marlow is also home to the Rebellion Beer Company who are Marlow's only brewery serving beer from their onsite shop.
With its prosperous shops, restaurants and bistros, every month in Marlow has a holiday feel. Marlow has inspired great literary writers, including Frankenstein author Mary Shelley and T.S. Eliot, both of whom lived here.
Chef Tom Kerridge now has 3 food spots in Marlow town centre, Michellin Star restaurant The Hand and Flowers, The Coach and The Butchers Tap. All aim to create different atmosphere for different tastes but, all are exceptional and Kerridge has made an impact on the town. He hosts his second 'Pub in the Park' in Marlow during summer 2018, which has over 18000 visitors. Not forgetting Marlow's oldest 16th century pub, The Ship which you can stop by and have a drink in.
Head to Marlow Museum to find out about the history of Marlow and the surrounding district. Although this is a small independant museum, it is worth a visit as their exhibitions are ever changing to fit in with themes and events.
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