The Boat Race

DESTINATIONS england london the-boat-race

POINTS OF INTEREST

The Boat Race

Join more than a quarter of a million merry devotees along the banks of the River Thames between Putney and Mortlake for a glimpse of the annual Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race, held on the last Saturday of March or the first Saturday of April. Sink a few pints and soak up the tweed-cap-and-Barbour-clad Thames-side atmosphere as these heavyweight eight-man university crews clash oars and tussle head-to-head for supremacy. First raced in 1829, the 4-mile route is a picturesque stretch between Putney and Chiswick Bridges. The equally exciting women's eight Boat Race is also held the same day.

BACK TO LONDON

Ready for a trip of a lifetime to London?

CONTACT US TODAY

Please don't close or refresh the page while we are processing your submission
Please be patient, this could take a few minutes.