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Cookham is a small village in the county of Berkshire in the South East of England.


Cookham is situated on the River Thames between towns of Maidenhead and Marlow. The village is famous for being the home of the artist Stanley Spencer.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Cookham station is at the a branch line that runs to Marlow from Maidenhead which is at a junction with the main London PaddingtonReading line.

  • 1 Cookham Railway Station, Cookham Rise. Trains link Cookham with Maidenhead every hour.

By foot[edit]

It is about 1 hour walk along the river from Maidenhead.

Get around[edit]

By foot — that's a small place.


Stanley Spencer Gallery
  • 1 Stanley Spencer Gallery, The Kings Hall, High Street (at the W corner of High Street), +44 1628 471885, . Nov-Mar Th-Su 11:00am-4:30pm; Apr-Oct 10:30am-5:30pm. A small gallery devoted to Stanley Spencer, a distinguished English painter. Albeit it's small, it's still known as the largest collection of his works on display at any one time. Adults £5 Concessions (Seniors, Students) £4. Stanley Spencer Gallery (Q7599961) on Wikidata Stanley Spencer Gallery on Wikipedia
  • 2 Holy Trinity Church. A parish church mostly built in the 12th century. In the Churchyard besides it there is a memorial stone to the Sir Stanley Spencer.
  • 3 Cookham Bridge. This iron bridge was opened in 1867. It was depicted in Stanley Spencer's Swan Upping at Cookham painting.


At the Cookham Lock

Have a walk along the shores and islands of the River Thames:

  • 1 Cookham Lock. One of the routes starts from Odney Lane near the gallery, then goes via bridge to Formosa Island, then to Cookham Lock Island and finishes at the lock.
  • 2 Cookham Reach Sailing Club (C.R.S.C.). Another route is to W of the bridge towards a sailing club.



  • 1 The Ferry, Sutton Road. 11am-11pm. A nice pub and a restaurant overlooking the Cookham Bridge and the river moorings.
  • 2 The Bel and Dragon, High Street. Yet another cosy pub and a restaurant close to the gallery.
  • 3 Spice Merchant Cookham (Cookham Tandoori), High Street. Reportedly a good Indian restaurant.



  • The Bel and Dragon. They are also offering some en-suite rooms to stay.

Go next[edit]

Walk along the River Thames either to Maidenhead or to Marlow.

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