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Cookham

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

Understand[edit]

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.

See[edit]

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.

Do[edit]

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.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • 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.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

  • 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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