Things to do in Thame

Things to do in Thame

A bustling historic market town packed with shops and attractions, and comes with all the hallmark charm and varied architecture you can expect from an old Anglo Saxon settlement.

Food and drink in Thame 

The Six Bells

Gorgeous outside and in, The Six Bells promises a quintessential rustic gastro pub experience. With roaring fires and Sunday roasts for when it’s cold, or a cool pint out in the garden area during the hot summer months, any time is the best time to visit this delightful English pub.


Hailing from the Bay of Naples, this family run business embraces their cultural tradition of warmth and welcome to all visitors, as well as providing excellent Italian cuisine.


If the name alone doesn’t intrigue you, then the promise of freshly blended milkshakes and home baked cakes will. Dine in at this charming cafe or take away and enjoy a smoothie on the movie.

Enjoy a vast array of independent shops

All About Rose

Home and gift shop with a modern theme. All About Rose offers a wide range of wall art, home décor, scents and unique gifts. Run by sisters Mandy and Lisa and named after their late mother, so that she can continue to help others feel at home even after passing on.

Baban Boutique

Priding themselves on their personal service and unrivalled product knowledge, Baban Boutique offers a safe and welcoming environment with a unique range of ladies fashion. Specifically affordable, wearable and durable fashion that you will not find in the multiples.

The Book House

An independent book shop since 1983, they provide a wide range of books, gifts and cards alongside an unrivalled customer service. Best place in town to go to get your kids into reading.

Vegan Bunny Co

Sustainability being the name of the game, the owners’ mindset evolved from selling purely vegan products, into expanding towards a plastic free and carbon neutral approach. Their candles are made with natural ingredients, waxes and pure essential oils free from toxic artificial fragrances, Zinc and pesticides. Perfect for the conscientious shopper and comes with adorable branding and packaging.


With an extensive range of art supplies, paper-craft goodies, jigsaws, children’s craft kits, greetings cards, and gorgeous gifts. Glynswood has pretty much all you could ever need for any crafts project. If advice is what you need however, then their experienced staff are all art enthusiasts, able to offer helpful advice and assistance on the fly.

Discover historical attractions in Thame

The Phoenix Trail

While the name sounds like the place a Kung Fu master goes to test his mettle and achieve enlightenment (maybe I’ve been watching too many old martial arts movies), the Phoenix Trail is actually a very relaxing experience. Its name is derived from its former use as a railway line, now it is reborn as a safe haven for cyclists and horse riders to venture along the gorgeous countryside away from the busy roads - the elevated train line makes for some lovely views!

Walkers and their dogs are also welcome of course; the Trail makes for an excellent evening amble.

Thame Museum

Learn the story of this historic town and its people. Open to all, and providing family friendly activities for all ages, as well as permanent galleries, exhibitions and talks throughout the year, this is the definitive place to go for an enriching cultural experience.

Discover Thame’s weekly market full of independent traders

Thame hosts a weekly market in the town centre, full of local grown goods and craft products, from freshly baked breads to delicate amethyst bracelets. Most stalls are best explored in person, but here is one example of what you can expect to find.

Enjoy some theatre in Thame at The Player’s Theatre

Nestled just off Upper High Street in a converted 100-year-old church hall, the theatre is known for the wide variety of performance arts on show, as well as its excellent and friendly staff. It promises a very cosy and personable experience that has something new to offer with every visit.

So there we have it, ShopAppy’s choice picks for the best places to check out during your visit to Thame. There are many more shops on show on our website, so have a browse you never know what you might like. 

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