The Mayor of Thame is delighted to welcome you to our community, a thriving market town in the heart of Oxfordshire, perfectly situated at the foot of the Chiltern Hills. Thame is an award-winning town, coming runner-up Small Market Town in the 2016 Great British High Street Competition, and winning Rising Star Award in the 2015 Competition. The town also came second place in the RTPI’s England’s Greatest Places competition.
Like many traditional market towns, Thame grew from Anglo-Saxon roots but has since developed its own individual character whilst preserving its rich history; ancient medieval buildings stand alongside Georgian and Victorian architecture and the iconic boat-shaped high street stands as testimony to the market place for which it was originally designed.
A Market Town
Thame is a historic market town in the heart of Oxfordshire, but there is nothing historic about our markets which continue to thrive today.
Things To Do
From historical buildings to beautiful parks, Thame has lots of exciting attractions and activities for all the family.
Everything you need to know about getting to and from Thame.
Thame is one of the most frequently used filming locations for the popular ITV series, Midsomer Murders.
Housed in the Old Court House, the Museum houses a vast collection of artefacts and exhibits spanning centuries of the town’s history
A first-class venue for visiting and in-house performances featuring plays, comedy and pantomime, musical performances, and drama.
Whether your interests are walking, cycling or history, there are an abundance of trails in and around Thame to explore.
For visitors and locals alike, our friendly and helpful team are on hand to provide you with all the latest information about the town and surrounding area
Festivals & Events
From fun-filled festivals to traditional market days, annual events to traditional community activities – there is always something going on in Thame.
Discover more about Thame’s history, which dates back around 6,000 years
Eat, Drink, Shop
True to its tradition as a market centre, the streets of Thame are home to a whole variety of fantastic independent and well-known shops, eateries & pubs
Places to Stay
Browse our directory for some wonderful places to stay during your time in Thame.