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THE COUNTRYSIDE CONNOISSEURS: WHO WE ARE

The Humphreys of Henley team are the experts in sourcing and creating fabulous things to do in the English countryside. Sam and Liza are your front of house team and, supported by our team of experts, we love creating imaginative, bespoke itineraries to suit every preference.

Sam Evans was inspired to launch Humphreys by her love of everything that is quintessentially English and her desire to share the hidden delights of the English countryside.

Sam has used her personal experience of travelling extensively during her corporate career, and applies her understanding of the frustrations of making the most of limited time, and never wanting to have the feeling that you may have missed the best bits.

Having created some imaginative itineraries for friends visiting the area, Sam recognised that it is too easy to just visit the countryside, and not truly experience the heart of England, that can so often be hidden behind closed gates and historical facades.

Proudly based in Henley on Thames, we take inspiration and influence from its rich heritage and traditional values. Henley symbolises the special qualities of English life, and we’re confident we have instilled this passion into all that we offer.

Sam studied International History and Politics followed by a successful career as an international consultant, working with a number of blue chip organisations. Sam’s role focused on enabling her client companies to work more effectively and efficiently and, most importantly, to help the individuals to achieve their full potential. The ability to develop strong working relationships and understand people and their priorities has made a significant contribution to the success and growth of Humphreys of Henley.

Samantha Evans

 Founder & Exquisite England Connoisseur

Liza Upton: Personal Concierge and Countryside Connoisseur

With 20 years’ experience in TV producing and then Event organising, my love for organising, attention to detail and creating the best ‘production’ or experience within budget, is my absolute passion and joy.

My desire to help create something that gives an individual or individuals the best experience of their life and memories never to forget, is what makes my job so personally fulfilling.

Liza Upton

Hector: The Boss

Hector joined Humphreys in June after the very sad departure of Humphrey, the namesake of the company and Sam’s beloved friend. Humphrey brought inspiration, laughter and love to the office, and Hector is doing a fine job of following in his paws.

Humphrey

The Experts

When you ask the Humphreys team to create memorable experiences to enhance your visit to the UK, you choose the team that offers the most welcoming Lords of the Manor, the finest falconers, the most inspiring shooting instructors, entertaining and expert guides: we only work with the best.

Humphreys only works with the best, and the images below show some of the experts with whom we are very proud to partner.

Anna – The Expert Guide

Toby – The Skipper

Dave – The Falconer

Nick – The Shooting Instructor