Hamptons Relocate & Renovate Guide-Marlow

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Local Area Guide Marlow Relocate & Renovate
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A very warm welcome to Marlow and the surrounding areas from all of us at Hamptons. You will be moving into one of the most highly regarded areas in Buckinghamshire. Desirable homes, tree lined avenues, diverse shops and restaurants and an eclectic, vibrant population. Hamptons has been matching people with property, locally, nationally and internationally, since 1869.

We were pioneers, setting standards that few of our rivals could match and this hasn’t changed since.

Today, over 150 years since we first set up home in Pall Mall, with 15 decades of finding property and looking after people under our belt, our clients now consider us to be their, ‘home experts’.

Yours sincerely,

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Hamptons offers you a warm welcome to Marlow

Congratulations, if you are house hunting in Marlow, you have already won. A home in this great area with all it offers, automatically makes you the envy of many. Now in order to make your transition as smooth and hassle free as possible Hamptons have put together this great guide which will help you choose the best schools, learn a little about planning

and building control, read tips on where to shop, eat and lot’s more, all packed into one little guide with clickable links. Perhaps most importantly we have researched some of the leading local professionals and experts who can help you add value and personalise your soon to be new home.

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A little bit of history

“A big WELCOME and enjoy”

Marlow features in the Domesday Book of 1086 and its name derives from Old English meaning ’land left after the draining of a pond.’ The town rose to prominence due to its position on the Thames and there has been a bridge at the site since the 14th century. The current suspension bridge was designed by engineer William Tierney Clark in 1832 and served as a prototype for the larger Széchenyi Chain Bridge across the Danube, which brought him international acclaim. Prominent writers Thomas Love Peacock, Jerome K. Jerome, T.S. Eliot and Mary Shelley have all called the town home, with Shelley completing her classic gothic novel Frankenstein in the town.

Those looking to delve deeper into the town’s long history can take a trip to the Marlow Museum.


Why move to Marlow?

Marlow is frequently voted one of the best places to live in the UK which will come as no surprise to those familiar with the idyllic setting on the River Thames, its many wonderful schooling options and world-class restaurants. Riverfront living and glorious period homes ensure the town’s enduring appeal with families young and old.

Marlow has a vibrant food scene comprising rustic pubs, independent restaurants and high street favourites, with national chains well-represented by Côte Brasserie, Prezzo and Giggling Squid. The award-winning Vanilla Pod specialises in contemporary French-English fusion cooking, Sindhu at The

Compleat Angler hotel offers an updated take on classic Indian fare that can be enjoyed overlooking the river and the flavours of Suum Vietnamese Kitchen are exquisite. The town is also home to The Hand & Flowers, the only pub in the UK to hold two Michelin stars.

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Ideal living

Marlow’s picturesque architectural landscape is made up in part of characterful properties from the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian periods, there is also a strong stock of post war, modern and new build homes, and then riverside homes. Those looking for homes for sale or to rent in Marlow can choose from detached family homes, terraced houses and apartments. The Harleyford Estate just south of town is set on the river with a selection of residential properties, holiday homes and moorings on its private grounds.

The soaring spire of the Victorian All Saints Church dominates the skyline as you cross the Marlow Bridge into town.

Marlow enjoys ample green space in the form of parks, gardens and recreation grounds and sports clubs. The most extensive of these is the 23-acre Higginson Park which occupies a delightful position on the high street and the Thames, ideal for boat cruises to Windsor and Henley. The town is situated on the edge of the Chiltern Hills

Area of Natural Beauty with its expanse of rolling countryside and densely wooded hills. National Trust properties Cliveden, Hughenden and West Wycombe park are all a short drive away with sprawling grounds to explore.

Marlow railway station is the terminus of the line from Maidenhead, which can be reached in around 30 minutes and offers connecting services to London Paddington in a similar time.


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Famous Residents

Marlow and the surrounding area has been a home to rockstars, celebrities, athletes, academics, artists and common or garden members of the upper-crust for generations.

Here are a few notable names...

Cuthbert Ottaway First Captain of the England football team

Jerome K. Jerome Author

Heston Blumenthal Celebrity Chef

Anna Acton Actress

Paul Ross Television and Radio

Musician Jim Capaldi Musician

Peter Firth Actor

Andrew Strauss

Former England Cricket Captain

Shakin’ Stevens Singer and Songwriter

Beth Cullen-Kerridge Sculptor

Ricky Gervais Actor and Writer

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Tom Kerridge, Michelin Star Chef Chris Evans, Radio and Television Personality
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Pubs & Live Music

The Botanist Bar

A place where antiquities and trinkets hang from the walls, and resident botanists craft unusual concoctions. Some arrive for the live music, some for the conversation; but here at The Botanist, all can enjoy a wondrous occasion. Explore a secret garden of food and drink, where our Botanists have foraged high and low to bring you a host of exceptional food and drink delights... sublime social times are guaranteed.

48 West St, Marlow SL7 2NB. 01628 488688


The Marlow Donkey

Duke of Clarence

Our mission is to bring good humoured, traditional fun with a twist to Marlow. Expect a relaxed atmosphere bursting with character. contemporary yet traditional cocktails, craft beer, small batch production gins, gourmet burgers, bespoke seasonal dishes, brunch, entertainment and even a shuffleboard perfect for some competitive socialising.

56-58 High St, Marlow SL7 1AH. 01628



Clayton’s Lounge

We are Claytons Lounge, Marlow’s new Cocktail & Gin bar. Offering a premium selection of seasonal drinks made freshly to order for the best experience possible. With music playing into the night, Claytons Lounge Marlow is the perfect place for early evening and late-night drinks. With plenty of big events planned, Clayton’s Lounge Marlow is the exciting new place to be. 16 Oxford Rd, Marlow SL7 2NL. 01628 290253


Whether you’re stopping for lunch, dining with the family, or catching up with friends, you’ll find our menu has got it covered. As part of the Greene King, who are the country’s leading pub retailer and brewer, we have a wide selection of ales, lagers and wines with traditional pub fayre.

Station Rd, Marlow SL7 1NW. 01628 482022

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The Old Brewery

A brand-new sports bar with Sky and BT, showing all the latest action LIVE. We take sports very seriously here at The Old Brewery, boasting three large TVs, one huge projector screen and four smaller TVs with their own little booths. Full table service is available throughout the big matches, ask at the bar for more details. We also have a spacious function room for those all-important business meetings and a separate VIP area for those big occasions. There is something for everyone with our food and drinks, including cocktails, sharer plates, gluten-free, vegetarian and the lovers of Gin and Whisky. We even have outside seating for when those warmer nights start drawing longer.

82 High St, Marlow SL7 1AQ. 01628 478737


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“Wet your whistle”

The Chequers

Welcome to our Marlow homestead, where our alluring abode is alive and kicking with live music, rip-roaring events, and an astounding array of tantalising tipples and ravishing refreshments. Come confer with our skilful chefs and pick your preference from our premium selection of succulent steaks. Hungry for more? Why not pop in for a pint of delectable cask ale and treat your tastebuds to our fresh and seasonal fare. 53 High St, Marlow SL7 1BA. 01628 482053


The Ship

Established in 1421 The Ship is Marlow’s oldest pub serving some of the best beer, ales, cider, and spirits as well as Artisan Wood Fired Pizzas. Great selection of Artisan Gins on our Gin Deck. Large, enclosed garden and decking at rear of pub perfect for the summer. Beams, open fireplace, and Wood burner for cosy winter days. Dog and Family friendly. All major sporting events can be enjoyed on our large indoor screen. Resident DJ on a Friday & Saturday night (10pm - 2am). Location just off Marlow High Street and great place to stop after a walk by the river or to boogie on a Saturday night.

The Ship, 23 West St, Marlow SL7 2LS. 01628 484360


The Oarsman

Should you wish to wet your whistle in Marlow you could hardly have a wider choice. ‘Old school’ inns and taverns, cocktail bars, live music venues, gastropubs, they all abide aplenty in Marlow. Here are a few suggestions but the best way to find your ‘local’ is surely to take the air and simply explore.

The Oarsman is a contemporary Bistro Pub and Wine Bar on Spittal Street in Marlow. For lunch and dinner, we serve bistro style, seasonal dishes from the open kitchen and small plates from the charcuterie and larder counter. We have created an extensive list of fine & rare wines, as well as a wide range of wines by the glass. We have a strong environmental ethos & support local suppliers where possible to serve the finest, seasonal produce. Winner of Top 50 Gastropubs ‘Newcomer of the Year ’23’ Award.

46 Spittal St, Marlow SL7 1DB. 01628 617755



Local Hotspots

Enjoy an artisan coffee, while exploring great fashion boutiques right in the picturesque heart of Marlow!

Coopers Roastery & Coffee Bar

Breakfast, Brunch and lunch, with friendly and relaxed service. Ideal for friends, families and meetings over coffee, cake and delicious food and various other drinks. Our delicious artisan coffees and roasted in house for that fresher and delectable taste. Come and visit us to try for yourself.

Meter House, Fieldhouse Ln, Marlow SL7 1LW. 01628 475266


Strawberry Grove

The Cedar Coffee Shop

If you want artisanal Coffee, sandwiches, excellent food and other hot and cold drinks accompanied by brilliant staff who make you feel welcomed then this is the place for you, after your first time here you won’t want to go anywhere else.

28 West St, Marlow SL7 2NB. 01628



The Mixing Jug

We’re proudly partnered with Coffee Specialists, The Roasting Party, to ensure our coffee makes a mark and stands out from the crowd. We aim for each cup to go from Roastery to cup in 7-14 days ensuring maximum freshness. Our coffee is Roasted to mellow acidity whilst still creating body and sweetness, crafting perfectly balanced, moreish flavours. Our Team are expertly barista trained to ensure we get the best in every cup. Using an innovative circular bucket system, we create no packaging waste from the roastery to cup.

6, Liston Court, High St, Marlow SL7 1ER www.themixingjug.co.uk/

Our newest café in Marlow is a warm and luxurious space to relax, unwind and grab a coffee and cake or some bagels and brunch. As well as our cafes, we also offer a range of other services, including picnic hampers, Afternoon Teas and cakes delivered direct to your door, along with a curated selection of local produce and food found in our cafes.

91 High St, Marlow SL7 1AB. 01628 486636


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Sahara Boutique

Sahara’s Marlow boutique is situated right in the heart of this idyllic market town, on its vibrant High Street. A wonderful starting point to explore the area, you’ll find the beautiful Higginson Park just moments away, while the bank of the Thames is just a short stroll away. Visit our store to discover incredibly personalised service, where our style advisors are on hand for whatever advice you might need.

96 High St, Marlow SL7 1AQ. 01628 484841


Daisy Boutique

A diverse range of ladies clothing and accessories in Marlow. Separates, knitwear, linen ranges, cottons, cashmere, hareem trousers, silk and linen palazzos, Robell trousers, pashminas, ponchos, scarves, casual dresses, tunic tops, leather bags and jewellery. Our stock is constantly changing, in order to offer fresh new ideas.

42A High St, Marlow SL7 1AW. 01628 471604


Un Dimanche Paris

At the heart of the French style is a soul. Un Dimanche à Paris is that soul. A French independent multi-brands boutique that offers a personal and inspiring shopping experience for all. We understand what “Effortless” looks like, because that’s what we are made of. We live the stripes of the Côte d’Azur and breathe the cutting edge of the streets of Paris. Our ever-changing collection reflects just that. It is hand-picked and refined, guaranteeing the latest and most unique selection.

64 High St, Marlow SL7 1AH. 01628 477111



Repertoire Fashion has been one of the UK’s leading independent retailers of men’s designer clothing for over 20 years. Repertoire offers an unrivalled selection of pieces from classic labels and luxury brands, including Hugo Boss, Polo Ralph Lauren and Armani. With four stores across the South East, visit us in-store or shop online to find exquisite pieces to add to your wardrobe. Every season, our expert buyers source the latest designs, adding new labels to the collection to continuously bring you new and exciting pieces. With readyto-wear, casual pieces, shop Billionaire Boys Club and Belstaff to create an off-duty look. Or, for more formal sophistication, discover Eton and Paul Smith.

6-8 High St, Marlow SL7 1AW. 01628 476996


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Marlow Arts

Why not enjoy a night at one of the great theatres spotted around Marlow!


The new Amphitheatre area next to Maudsley Memorial Garden and created as part of the York Stream renovation project. With regular entertainment from local students and performers this makes a great meeting place to relax and enjoy. St Ives Rd, Maidenhead SL6 1QU. www.enjoymaidenhead.com/play/arts-culture/maidenhead-amphitheatre

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts

Maidenhead venue for live music, comedy, theatre, cinema, and classes. Two performance spaces - the Courtyard Theatre and Studio, plus a gallery and cafe bar in an 18th century barn. Altwood Rd, Maidenhead SL6 4PF. 01628 788997



Nova Fine Art was established by a group of individuals with diverse backgrounds but a shared passion for fine art and great service. We combine experience of buying, selling and creating artwork so our approach is a holistic one and we are committed to integrity, fairness & professionalism in all our dealings with our clients, creators & colleagues alike. We know all our artists personally and take the time to understand the narrative behind each extraordinary artwork they create for us. Every picture does tell a story … and it’s one we’d love to share with you.

79 High St, Marlow SL7 1AB. 01628 563801


Clarendon Fine Art Contemporary

Every Clarendon Fine Art gallery is entirely bespoke and individual, reflecting and enhancing its community in styling, artwork, and atmosphere. We would like to invite you to come in to meet the team and explore our awardwinning collections; great art for you and your home in a luxurious environment and a warm and sociable atmosphere. Our phenomenal portfolio of fine artists ranges from top international names and award winners to the most exceptional new talent and we host regular personal appearances from major international names as well as exhibitions, private views and other events.

26 High St, Marlow SL7 1AW. 01628 472795


Empire Cinema

Get ready for the ultimate premium cinema experience at Empire Cinema in High Wycombe. Showing the newest and best films straight from Hollywood, there’s so much choice. And with luxury seat upgrades available, the popcorn won’t be the only thing you treat yourself to. There’s loads of choice with 8 different screens, so you may have to

take a family vote to decide which film to see, but once you’ve decided what to see and chosen your snacks, it’s all ‘lights, camera, action!’ from there. With optional upgrades to luxury leather electric reclining chairs or snug sofas, you can enjoy the movie magic in the most comfortable way possible.

Crest Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1UA.

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Discover the latest hit films from around the globe at Cineworld High Wycombe. Share the magic of the big screen with your whole family at this convenientlylocated 12-screen cinema, no matter the weather. Experience the latest cinematic technology and enjoy smoother action on screen minus the strain on your eyes with HFR-RealD 3D technology. Movies are always better with a snack, so grab a bucket of popcorn and a sweet treat from Baskin Robbins before you begin; once the film is on, you won’t want to step away from your seat!

Denmark Street, Eden, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2DB,. 0330 333 4444


Wycombe Swan Theatre

Wycombe Swan is a theatre in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. The Wycombe Swan complex consists of the main theatre that seats 1000 in comfortable seating and an impressive stage to host a variety of performances. Please see our website for upcoming showcases and performances. The complex is also host to The Wycombe Swan Town Hall, and the Oak Room, all of which can be hired for events and functions. All details are on our website. We look forward to welcoming and entertaining you.

St Mary St, High Wycombe HP11 2XE. 0343 310 0060



Family days out

Marlow is a great destination for a family trip offering entertainment for kids of all ages. We’ve picked some of the most popular family-friendly things to do and sorted them into a handy list.

Higginson Park and Court Garden Leisure Complex

Formerly a garden dating back to 1758, Higginson Park, a Green Flag Park, has been a public park since 1926 with large expanses of lawn, formal flowerbeds, fine trees, and a maze. Higginson Park has indoor and outdoor catering, and public toilets. There are many fine trees and large expanses of lawn with formal flowerbeds and a brick in grass maze, created by Adrian Fisher to mark the Millennium. The park has a large children’s playground and a skate park which is open all year. The Thames Path passes through the park and there is an area of protected wetland with kingfishers and a variety of swans, ducks, and other waterfowl. A statue to Sir Steve Redgrave, the five-gold medal winning Olympic rowing hero, stands proudly looking out to the river.

Higginson Park and Court Garden Leisure Complex. High St, Marlow SL7 1AW. www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/higginsonpark

Longridge Activity Centre

Longridge is an activity centre in a stunning location on the banks of the Thames near Marlow. Set in a unique riverside location, Longridge provides a range of exciting water sports and land-based activities aimed at young people of all abilities. As well as 12 acres of beautiful water meadows we have our own island, ‘Taylor Island’ for the ultimate swallows and amazons experience. Taylor island also gives us a sheltered backwater in which young people can experience the river with confidence. 85,000 young people will visit our world-class facilities this year and Longridge boasts a proud 50-year history and an excellent safety record. Our visitors range from schools and youth groups to individuals and corporate clients not to mention the Women’s Olympic Rowing Team and GB Kayaking Teams.

Quarry Wood Rd, Marlow SL7 1RE. 01628 968960


Marlow Museum

An interesting and informative selection of displays and exhibits providing an insight to the history of this beautiful and historic town and the surrounding area. Admission is free. The Marlow Museum is handy to the town centre, Court Garden Leisure Centre, Higginson Park and the Pound Lane car park. As well as the permanent displays, there are feature displays that are changed to something new every few months. Our past displays have included: General Higginson, 20 Women of Marlow, Borlase, Lace Making, Marlow Donkey, Natural History of the River, Little Marlow, Archaeology. In school holidays there are often special activities for children, some of which continue throughout the summer. Court Garden, Pound Ln, Marlow SL7 2AE. 01628 485474


Level Up Outdoors

Engaging outdoor experiences that educate and inspire people of all ages. The team at Level Up Outdoors is passionate about working with young people and adults to help them develop and realise their potential.

Westhorpe Farm, Westhorpe Farm Ln, Marlow SL7 3RQ. 01628 308338


The Marlow Mystery Treasure Trail

The Marlow self-guided mystery themed Treasure Trail is a great way to explore as a family and learn more about the town whilst having fun. Follow the directions and answer the clues within your Trail booklet to eliminate suspects and get closer to discovering whodunit. Your family (6 years plus) will need to work together to solve the clues which can be found on plaques, statues, and other fascinating features around the town. You’ll be searching high and low to solve this 2.5-hour Trail, but when you reach the end, you’ll be earning top detective awards for your efforts. Head to the Treasure Trails website to get exploring Marlow today!

Pound Road, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 2AE. 01872 263692


Ray Mill Island

Ray Mill Island is an island in the River Thames in England at Boulter’s Lock near Maidenhead, Berkshire. It is immediately to the east of Boulter’s Island, separated by the former millstream. The island is now a park administered by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Boulters Lock, Ray Mead Rd, Maidenhead SL6 8PE. 01628 685757


Absolutely Karting Maidenhead

Thrill seekers, listen up! Our double level Maidenhead go karting track takes karting to a whole new level. Experience 800m of exhilarating straights, challenging bends, tricky chicanes, and exciting ramps in karts that can reach speeds of up to 45mph (speeds are limited for children). Whether you’re a karting beginner or expert, our track is ideal for thrill-seekers. If you want to perfect your karting skills against other drivers, or race against your family and friends, our Race Experience sessions are perfect. We also have great facilities to host birthdays, stag and hen celebrations, work-bonding sessions, or any type of group karting. Add to that our six-week Race Academy programme where drivers between 8 and 13 years old can receive tuition from expert instructors, and we’re a venue for everyone.

The Arena, Stafferton Way, Maidenhead SL6 1AY

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Local Schools

Where our children spend most of their week and how they are being educated is a decision which should take some serious consideration. We have put together this list of suggestions to make your life a little bit easier. Many local schools and nurseries offer free tours so please go and visit your choice options before making that final important decision.

Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School is a state grammar school providing quality education for pupils aged 11–18 in the centre of Marlow, which is recognised for excellent academic learning and outstanding extra and super-curricular programme. Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School is an outstanding environment in which to learn. Our teachers are all subject specialists who are experienced in getting the very best out of their students.

West St, Marlow SL7 2BR. 01628 816500


Danesfield School

Danesfield is an inspiring primary school that develops happy, well-rounded children with a love for learning, underpinned by our values: Respect, Happiness, and Ambition. We follow the principles of ‘Growth Mindset’, where we encourage children to believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work. This creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.

Henley Road, Marlow SL7 2EW. 01628 483031


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Holy Trinity C of E School

Every child is unique and deserves the opportunity to be happy, to feel valued, and to experience success. We want all our children to be happy in school, to have a passion for learning and to be the best that they possibly can. Our Federation ethos encourages children to be supportive of each other, respectful and well-mannered, as well as giving them life skills, confidence, and a positive self-image. Education is about partnerships, and strong, committed partnerships between our schools, our parents and the local community play a crucial role in children’s positive development into young adults. We work together to give your child the best start in life.

Wethered Rd, Marlow SL7 3AG. 01628 482831

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St Peter’s Catholic Primary School

St Peter’s Catholic Primary School is a small and friendly school of around 130 pupils in the Thames side town of Marlow, South Bucks. We teach Reception through to Year 6. We are an inclusive school and welcome children from all faiths and backgrounds. At St Peter’s we pride ourselves in the pastoral care we provide. We strive to provide an outstanding education by promoting a caring, Catholic ethos that encourages each individual child, whatever their background or abilities, to thrive and fulfil his or her potential. It is our priority to ensure that every child is happy at school and is inspired to love learning and that every family feels part of our school community.

Prospect Rd, Marlow SL7 2PJ. 01628 472116


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Great Marlow School

A co-educational secondary school in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. It takes children from the age of 11 through to the age of 18. Great Marlow continues to be an integral part of the local community. The governance of the school is a key strength and has played an integral role in shaping the vision, values, and ethos of this establishment. The governors are a dedicated, highly qualified, professional team of people who work extremely effectively with the leadership team to ensure continuing success. Students thoroughly enjoy school and are clearly proud to attend GMS. Visitors always comment on the fantastic atmosphere that pervades the school, the purpose and commitment, but also the smiles and obvious enjoyment of everyone involved. We are extremely proud of our school and encourage parents and carers to browse this website for further information.


Marlow Montessori School

We offer a truly wonderful learning experience for every individual child to develop and explore at their own pace. Please contact us to arrange a visit or for any further information. Alongside our classroom learning, we also offer a Forest School experience. The philosophy of Forest School takes some of its ideas from Montessori and will encourage and inspire children to develop their personal, social, and emotional skills through activities that have them directly interact with their natural surroundings, and with each other. In addition, there is much opportunity for free play and individual exploration following the Montessori methods.

Frieth Rd, Marlow SL7 2JQ. 01628 477855


Spinfield Primary School

Spinfield School made the Sunday Times Schools’ Guide 2021 ranking in the top one per cent of primary schools in England. Spinfield is a Primary, Co-Ed school located in Buckinghamshire County, South East. It has 211 students from age 4-11 yr with a student-teacher ratio of 21 : 1. At this school, 88% of pupils achieved higher standard in reading, writing & maths at key stage 2.

Terrington Hill MarlowBuckinghamshire SL7 2RE Tel: 01628 473551


Marlow C Of E Infant School

A nurturing and supportive place for children to begin their school life. From their first steps through our doors to when they spread their wings to move on to their next stage in education, children are treated as individuals. Needs are identified and the learning and environment are tailored to meeting these needs. Our school Christian vision is at the root of all we do and is the basis for our curriculum design and decision-making process.

Sandygate Rd, Marlow SL7 3AZ. 01628 483983


Claytons Primary

The only primary school in the beautiful Thameside village of Bourne End and occupies an extensive site at Well End. Surrounding the buildings are widespread, delightful grounds and excellent outdoor play and sports facilities, providing every facility for children in the age range 3 to 11.

Wendover Road Bourne End Bucks SL8 5NS 01628 525277


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Fitness & Health

Leading a hectic life? Need somewhere to tone your body, recharge your muscles or simply stretch? We have put together the best locations for you to do just that. Whether you fancy going for a swim or need regular fitness classes, we know that our recommended providers will do their best to keep you in shape.

Court Garden Leisure Complex

Fantastic community leisure centre in Marlow, offering a gym, swimming facilities, group workout studios and more. Flexible memberships available, but non-members are also very welcome. We’re passionate about helping you stay physically active and emotionally engaged in fitness, sport, and wellbeing. Our mission is to put our heart and soul into ‘creating active places and healthy people’ - it’s about creating a place for everyone.

Pound Ln, Marlow SL7 2AE. 01628 405200 www.placesleisure.org/centres/courtgarden-leisure-complex


My name is Helena, and I’m a passionate and friendly Pilates Teacher with a fully equipped Pilates Studio and a wealth of knowledge and a unique approach to teaching — one that is inspirational and embodies the physical, spiritual, and emotional aspects of wellbeing. A combination of exercises, fitness programs, and coupled with my knowledge of the human body and how it should move allows me to provide clients with amazing results.

Barnhill Cl, Marlow SL7 3HA. 07939 038903


The Marlow Club | Gym | Pool | Classes

The Premier Health and Fitness Club in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. We pride ourselves on our safe and spacious facilities and delivering the highest levels of service to our members. Members can feel safe and confident whilst receiving a 5* service on every visit.

Globe Park, Fieldhouse Lane, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1LU. 01628 475709


Leo Gym Marlow

Discover the power of your potential.

Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a complete beginner, Leo will be with you every step of the way as you level up. Leo Gym is our answer to being different from boring gym routines, overcrowded gyms, no atmosphere, no fun, and no results. At Leo Gym, every session is professionally programmed, coach led and the numbers in each class are capped to ensure you get the attention you need. Offering you the best quality experience.

Fieldhouse Ln, Marlow SL7 1LW. 07809



Redgrave Sports Centre

Gym memberships, group exercise classes, personal training and much more info on our excellent gym and fitness services. We also offer a Dance Studio which is a bright and colourful studio, perfect for our weekly exercise classes and is used by several our community partners offering Dance and Cheerleading, Taekwondo, Street Dancing and more. The All-Weather Pitch surrounded by floodlighting is ideal for hockey and football all seasons round. You can join one of the local clubs who use the pitch regularly such as Marlow Hockey Club, Marlow Minors, Marlow Youth, Marlow United FC, Henley Lions, MW Football and Bourne End Juniors or simply book a space for five/six or seven a side football with your friends.

Wycombe Rd, Marlow SL7 1JE. 01628




Experience a new level of yoga, Pilates and Reformer Pilates in our state-of-the-art, boutique studio in Marlow, Bucks, situated in the heart of The Marlow Club. Our classes are led by the very best expert teachers in a variety of styles like Vinyasa, Iyengar, Restorative, Mat Pilates, Barre and many more. We welcome everyone and offer general and intermediate level classes.

Globe Park, Fieldhouse Ln, Marlow SL7 1LU. 01628 475709


Qu Quad Wellness & Spa

At the newly refurbished Crowne Plaza Marlow, is amongst the best Health Clubs and Spas in the Thames Valley area. With its modern and extensive facilities overlooking the lake, Quad is the perfect environment in which to relax and unwind. Facilities include 18m Swimming Pool, Indoor & Outdoor Spa Pools, Sauna & Steam Room, large Life Fitness Gym and Aerobics Studio. Become a member and enjoy exclusive benefits, from discounts on food and beverages in the AA Rosette-awarded Glaze Restaurant and stunning Aqua Bar & Conservatory, to reduced rates on relaxing Spa Treatments, and complimentary Fitness Classes including Yoga, Pilates and Aqua.ad Wellness & Spa

Crowne Plaza, Fieldhouse Ln, Marlow SL7 1GJ.


The Wellness Barn

A beautiful space where you can escape from the everyday pressures of life and find your sanctuary here. The wellness barn is part of a non-profit social enterprise with an aim to reach a large amount of people within the community to offer classes, workshops, training, and retreat days to bring more health, happiness, joy and connection to everyone. Want to feel wonderful? then I invite you to choose whichever class or workshop you feel attracted to and take the first steps to inner wellness. As a nation we can do better than we have been doing, if every individual decides to better themselves then the whole of humanity rises. Be the change you wish to see. Come join us for a happier, healthier, kinder, and more joyful world. Be part of the change you wish to see.

Pump Ln N, Marlow SL7 3RD


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Local Restaurants

The Ivy Marlow Garden

The Ivy Marlow Garden brings friendly, sophisticated all-day dining to the heart of Buckinghamshire. From modern British classics to Asian-inspired cuisine and fantastic vegan and vegetarian dishes, there’s something for everyone to love. The main restaurant, just off the river in Marlow, is a beautiful place to relax, with glamourous Art-Deco detail, a show-stopping onyx bar and caramel banquettes that bring a sense of informal luxury and a vibrant pop of colour. 66-68 High St, Marlow SL7 1AH. 01628 902777


Suum Kitchen

“Suum” is a creative name for the restaurant derived from “sum vầy”, meaning a cozy gathering around dining table. Suum offers you a specially selected, elaborate menu. All our aromatic and delicious dishes are prepared according to original recipes, just like the way a Vietnamese family cooks for each other at home. We choose quality, healthy & fresh ingredients that are inspired by the varied aromas from the gardens and rivers of the Red River delta.

Anglers Court, 40-42 Spittal St, Marlow SL7 1DB. 01628 471110


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The Coach

The Coach is a welcoming British pub in the heart of Marlow, serving simple, classic and inventive food. Enjoy a small plate seasonal menu from Head Chef Sarah Hayward where traditional dishes are given a contemporary twist and served as and when they are ready. The Coach is relaxed, with small TV screens to catch the latest sports and a focal L-shaped pewter bar allows guests to experience the buzz of pub life.

3 West St, Marlow SL7 2LS. 01628 401538


Giggling Squid

The Giggling Squid is all about the spirit of Thai mealtimes - plentiful dishes, exotic ingredients, and bold flavours to be enjoyed with your favourite people. Lunch or dinner - inside or under open sky - or a home feast with our takeaway and delivery options, we offer Thai favourites to suit your mood. Whilst our adventurous menus feature ingredients found only in Thailand, our expert Thai chefs also cook up classics such as Thai Green Curry, Pad Thai and our signature Salt & Pepper Squid alongside our popular lunch Thai tapas sets and vegan menu. We want our guests to feel like they’re being welcomed into our home - with bright, vibrant interiors, bold florals and cosy banquettes, our restaurants are a feast for the eyes and the tastebuds.

24 West St, Marlow SL7 2NB. 01628 483047

www.gigglingsquid.com/restaurant/ marlow/

Megan’s at Liston Court

Dog friendly, neighbourhood restaurant, voted most romantic restaurants in London, best brunch & best bottomless brunch in London. Open for brunch, lunch, dinner & cocktails. Brunch is all day everyday with bottomless brunch on weekends. Known for posh kebabs, mezze plates, the espresso martini & THE half-baked cookie dough. A great casual & fun spot for parties & groups with private dining & famous sharing platters.

21 High St, Marlow SL7 1AU. 01628



Vanilla Pod

Intimate French-influenced fine-dining eatery serving seasonal dishes in T.S. Eliot’s former home. The restaurant first opened its doors in 2002 and has been making culinary memories for over 18 years. Owner and chef Michael Macdonald set out to create a restaurant fully owned and managed by him and his wife Steph, one where customers could enjoy exceptional food in a relaxed and intimate atmosphere. To this end, the Vanilla Pod has one sitting per evening, allowing guests the chance to spend as long as they want, savouring their meals and the company of their guests, truly unwinding from the outside world.

31 West St, Marlow SL7 2LS. 01628 898101


La Cantina del Vino Marlow

A family and friendly restaurant featuring good authentic Italian food in a comfortable, modern surroundings. La Cantina’s Team welcomes you to their home, a beautiful, converted barn tucked in delightful courtyard setting a few steps from Marlow high street. Once inside you’ll discover a stunning two-level galleried restaurant, exposed oaked beams and matching décor along with the warmest of welcomes creates the perfect ambiance to enjoy the delightful cuisine.

6-7 Morris Pl, Marlow SL7 1DF. 01628 477885


The Hand and Flowers and The Shed

Our food is built on strong French foundations, using the highest quality fresh British produce. We like to take classic or traditional dishes and update them with our own little twist. Our approach to food is robust and unpretentious. We also offer private dining in our little intimate dining room, The Shed.

32 West St, Marlow SL7 2NB.


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‘Virtually’ all you need

Some suggested local social media groups to help you connect, learn, buy, sell and have fun.

This is Lane End & Marlow


Marlow Mums Chat Group


Marlow-on-Thames Businesses


It’s a Marlow Thing (Official)




Marlow Town Council


Marlow Entrepreneurs




Help and support from your local Council

You should inform your Local Authority of where you are moving from and where you are moving to around a month before you move. You can do this here. https://system8.rbwm.gov.uk/ publicaccesslive/selfservice/services/ changeofaddress/coastart.htm

You’ll need to include the forwarding addresses for every adult in the property that pays council tax.

Search for information and services from your council. Information for residents about Buckinghamshire Council including council tax, bins and recycling, schools, leisure, streets and parking, this and lot’s more at the below link.


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Planning & Building Control

Unsure which services you need?

If you are thinking of making changes to your property, you may need to apply for planning permission and / or Building Regulations approval. If you’re not sure which applications to make, please use the guidance below to help you to decide what you need to do.

Please note that many developments will require both.

What is planning?

Planning is the process of deciding whether a proposed development should go ahead or not. It uses national and local policies to consider the development in its context and may look at the impact of the work on neighbours and the wider community, existing architecture, the land, the layout, and existing or proposed infrastructure (such as drains, transport and schools).

You will probably need planning permission if your proposed development will do any of the following:

• create a new building, or change the use or appearance of an existing building

• affect the sunlight, privacy or outlook for neighbouring properties

• affect the nearby area with noise disturbance, smell or fumes

• work on or around listed buildings or any conservation areas

• affect traffic volumes, road safety or access

• change the density of development in an area

• use significantly different materials or finishes from nearby properties

• have an effect on existing trees

What is building control?

Building control applies national statutory regulations to ensure the structural quality of any building work, in areas such as safety, public health, accessibility, and the materials used. Most substantial building projects (such as an extension, knocking down walls or converting a garage or loft) will need Building Regulations approval.


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