The world’s most prestigious rowing club

When you join Leander, you are welcomed into the community. Our historic private members’ club is a home from home for the distinguished rowers and coaches who visit during Regatta and year-round for Henley residents who love the river.

Visitors to the Clubhouse enjoy the best drinking and dining views down the iconic Henley Royal Regatta course, from the elegant bar and outside on the smart new decking.

Our friendly staff organise regular social events and fitness classes. Leander’s excellent chefs provide a tantalising menu that keeps our Members coming back with their guests time and again!

New Members welcome: Apply here for Full, Athlete, Club, Joint Club or Overseas Memberships

We are open…


12pm-10pm Monday – Saturday  |  12pm – 8pm Sunday


7.30am – 11pm Wednesday – Saturday  |  8am – 4pm Sunday

Breakfast weekdays 7am to 9am (weekends 8am to 10.30am)   |    Lunch 12.00 to 2.30pm   |   Dinner 6.30pm to 9pm

Deck menu

Jubilee Party tickets – 2nd June

Henley Royal Regatta 2022

Car parking is only for Members and guests who are using the Club.
Please present your card at the bar to order food or drinks.

This is an announcement…!

Coming up for Members & their guests …

Dan at the BBQ


You are are invited to our summer garden party and fete on the Jubilee bank holiday Thursday 2 June!

Leander’s athletes will be running traditional stalls as well as an ergo sprint championships for the whole family, with proceeds from these helping our bid to send the athletes to the Head of the Charles. 

Live music, BBQ, bouncy castle and an ice cream van (giving away ice creams to the first 100 customers). 

Tickets include food from our BBQ and carvery from 12pm-5pm.

From 5pm, tickets are £5 on the door and don’t include food. The menu will be available to  purchase until 9pm.

Tickets £20 per adult, £5 per child under 16.

Click here for tickets!

summer drinking and dining

Join us for fabulous summer in the garden at Leander, with delicious outdoor dining from our new food shack every day.

For lunch, you can expect a range of healthy grains, rices and salads with add-ons from the grill. We’ll also be offering Leander favourites (burgers, hot dogs and fish and chips) plus an tempting new pizza menu created by our in-house pizza chef.  In the evenings, the menu will be expanded to include weekly changing food styles and themes.

Sundays will be a variation on our Sunday roast; fresh summer salads, BBQ roasted joints and fish and some tasty accompaniments. Click here for full dates and details! 



Dan at the BBQ

Leander Club during henLEy royal regatta

28TH JUNE  – 3RD JULY 2022

This year, most of the garden will be tented so that not even the weather can put a stop to the socialising and celebrations. In the garden, on the deck and under the tent, we’ll be offering ample space for casual drinking and dining throughout the week with Hardy Yard PizzaPrairie Fire BBQThe French Coffee Van and Henley Gelato keeping everyone well fuelled. A wide selection of drink will be available at two outside bars.

The formal buffet lunch in our beautiful stretch tent in the garden on Wednesday to Saturday is now fully booked. Inside the Clubhouse, our traditional formal dining for breakfast, lunches, teas and dinner is also fully booked. To add your names to a waiting list for any of these bookings, please email regatta@leander.co.uk

Leander 6 nations screenings

The Clubhouse

Members and their guests are welcome to settle in our relaxing bar with views down the Regatta course. It’s a great spot to ‘work from home’, enjoy a delicious lunch, or gather for evening drinks and a meal in the restaurant. Dress code is smart casual, children welcome until 6pm.

It’s your home from home!


While remaining true to our heritage and culture, we want our Members to enjoy greater benefits from belonging to Leander Club. So we’re introducing more ways to enjoy our food, social spaces and hospitality. We have a programme of events and music for Members and their guests and we are open for B&B accommodation.

Check out our What’s on page for the latest weekly and special events.







“With a reputation for good oarsmanship, good fellowship and sporting excellence, we are committed to the recruitment and nurturing of rowing talent and the development of world-class athletes.”

Founded in 1818, Leander Club is a private Members’ club that boasts an unsurpassed record in rowing achievements. It is home to heroes such as Sir Steve Redgrave CBE, Sir Matthew Pinsent CBE, triple gold medallist Peter Reed OBE and double gold medallists James Cracknell OBE, Steve Williams OBE, and Alex Gregory MBE, as well as the champions of tomorrow…

We also welcome bookings for private events from non-Members

our history

  • 1818 – Leander Club is founded on the Tideway
  • 1831 – Leander defeats Oxford in a race from Hambleden Lock to Henley Bridge
  • 1860 – Club moves to Putney
  • 1866 – Club builds first boat house at Putney
  • 1897 – Club purchases land in Henley-on-Thames and begins new Clubhouse construction
  • 1908 – first Olympic medal won (pictured)
  • 1998 – Membership is opened to women

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