Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 7TH APRIL 2012

ADDRESS
, Between Fulham and Putney, Hammersmith and Fulham, London SW6 3JD
 
 
CONTACT
Not Available
 
Dates:
 
OPENING TIMES
2.15pm
 
PRICES
Free
 

Nearby

 
 

Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat RaceEngland's most famous universities square off in this four-mile rowing race which inaugurates the summer season in London. With it being the 158th annual Boat Race, this is one of the oldest sporting events in the world and is a spectacular display of strength and teamwork. Around a quarter of a million fans line the banks of the river to roar their encouragement (add to that 120m who follow the race on TV across the world). There's a great view - and some great pubs - around Furnival Gardens on the north side of the Thames near Hammersmith Bridge. Alternatively, you might like to watch from near the start at Putney Bridge, where the big screens on both banks allow spectators to monitor the race as it heads its way around the first bend. Nearby, at Bishops Park behind the South Stand of Fulham football ground Craven Cottage, you'll find food stalls, family attractions (bouncy castle, face painting and a climbing wall) and a large beer tent.

 

About Putney Bridge

Fine grade II listed stone bridge, opened in 1886, joining Fulham on the north side of the Thames to Putney on the south. Putney Bridge is famous as the start of the annual Varsity Boat Race. It also marks the finish of the annual Head of the River Race. More about Putney Bridge

Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race images

Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race   

Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race

Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race  

Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race More Images
 

LondonTown.com - Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Putney Bridge Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Parsons Green Tube Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Imperial Wharf Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race on LondonTown.com

 
March in London 2013

Michael Caine, one of the capital's favourite Londoners, is celebrated this March with an exhibition for his 80th birthday and the 75th anniversary of...

 
 
April in London 2012

The Queen celebrates her birthday with the annual Gun Salutes in Hyde Park - though the official celebrations don't take place until June. Other things...

 
 
March in London 2012

With winter on the way out, March's Ideal Home Show and the Country Living Fair are great occasions for a spring clean. Elsewhere, the Affordable...

 
 
March in London 2012

Head of the River Race Putney Bridge, SW6 3JD 17th March 2012 The Head of the River Race is one of the classic races on the rowing calendar,...

 
 
April in London 2012

Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race Putney Bridge, SW6 3JD 7th April 2012 - 8th April 2012 England's most famous universities square off in this four-mile rowing race which...

 
 
April 2011

Head of the River Race Putney Bridge, SW6 3JD 2nd April 2011 The Head of the River Race is one of the classic races on the rowing...

 
 
Family Fun

Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race Putney Bridge, SW6 3JD Saturday 7th April 2012 England's most famous universities square off in this four-mile rowing race which inaugurates the summer...

 
 
Going Out

Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race Putney Bridge, SW6 3JD 7th April 2012 - 8th April 2012 England's most famous universities square off in this four-mile rowing race which...

 
 
London's Best Events 2015

With an exciting calendar of entertainment, 2015 is another special year in London. Find out what's happening throughout the capital with our thorough guide to the best 2015 London events.

 
THE BEST

Hotels near Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race

Near Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
FIND YOUR PERFECT LONDON HOTEL
Check in
--
  • Check out
    --
  • Booking multiple rooms?

    Visit our group bookings page or call 020 7437 4370 for assistance

    Room 1

    2 Adults
  • ADULTS (12+)
    -
    2
    +
    CHILDREN (2 - 12 Years)
    -
    0
    +
    INFANTS (0 - 2 Years)
    -
    0
    +
    Okay
    Maximum 4 to a room.
    + Add another room
    The Lodge Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  30% off
    52-54 Upper Richmond Road, SW15 | 14 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    Located in west London's attractive Putney area, the Lodge Hotel offers a superior standard of accommodation, with rooms divided into three categories: standard, executive and luxury. ... More
     
     
     
    Holiday Inn Express Wandsworth
    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £40  27% off
    Smuggler's Way, SW18 | 19 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    There are very few hotels in this sort of price range in London that put you so close to such an attractive stretch of the river. ... More
     
     
     
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Chelsea
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £70  22% off
    Imperial Road, SW6 | 26 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    Located at Imperial Wharf, the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel London - Chelsea is nearby to the chic Kings Road and Chelsea Harbour. Famous London attractions ... More
     
     
     
     
    THE BEST

    Events near Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race

    Near Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    Today Only
    Sean Taylor Trio
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 2nd September 2015 - 8pm-11pm
    Half Moon, 93 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 | 6 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    Roots and blues from the international artist and his band....More
     
     
     
    On Soon
    The Meet & Jam Night
    London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Monday 3rd August and Monday 7th September 2015 - 7.30pm-10.30pm
    Half Moon, 93 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 | 6 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    A network of musicians and booking service for music studios bringing local musicians together all over the UK....More
     
     
     
    On Soon
    Dick Laurie & The Elastics Band
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 2nd Aug, 16th Aug, 6th Sep and 20th Sep 2015 - 1pm-4pm
    Half Moon, 93 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 | 6 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    The band play cheerful Dixieland jazz. Families are welcome and food is served from 12noon to 9pm....More
     
     
     
    THE BEST

    Entertainment near Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race

    Near Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Half Moon
    London > Entertainment > Live Music
    93 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 | 6 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    The Half Moon is a big pub not far from the riverside in Putney. With its own live music room, it hosts an amazing array of ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    606 Club
    London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
    90 Lots Road, SW10 | 31 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    Lots Road may be associated with auctions and designer showrooms, but it is also home to the 606 Club. This club will appeal to people looking ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Riverside Studios - Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Crisp Road, Hammersmith, W6 | 31 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    Excellent small studio theatre staging innovative comedy and more serious productions. The Riverside's location on the Thames in Hammersmith makes it the local theatre of West ... More
     
     
     
    THE BEST

    Sights and Attractions near Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race

    The best museums, galleries, attractions near Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Fulham Palace
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Bishops Avenue, SW6 | 6 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    A hugely popular afternoon out for weekending West London families, Fulham Palace is truly beautiful. Originally a country retreat for London's bishops (it only stopped ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Museum Of Fulham Palace
    London > Attractions > Museums
    Bishop's Avenue, SW6 | 6 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    The long history of Fulham Palace, previously home to the Bishops of London, is told through the on-site museum which opened in April 2007. Through interactive ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Pottery Cafe
    London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
    735 Fulham Road, SW6 | 16 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    All Fulham mums know and love the Pottery Cafe - it's practically a rite of passage for new mums to take their babies here to get ... More
     
     
     
    THE BEST

    Shopping near Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race

    The best shops and markets near Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Circa Vintage Clothes
    London > Shopping > Clothing
    64 Fulham High Street, SW6 | 6 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    The total antithesis of mass-produced, high-street fashion stores, Circa Vintage is a real one-off. Stocking an impressive range of antique garments, from billowing 30s chiffon creations ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Bishops Park
    London > Shopping > Specialists
    Bishops Park Tennis Centre, Bishops Avenue, SW6 | 8 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    A rose-nosed reindeer walks into a bar and the elf barman says: "Why the long face?" Rudolf duly replies: "I've got pines and needles". Yes, yes... ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Gina Conway Aveda Salon
    London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
    612 Fulham Road, SW6 | 16 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    This excellent hair and beauty clinic on the Fulham Road offers the full range of beauty treatments. Gina Conway is an American born hair and beauty ... More
     
     
     
    THE BEST

    Restaurants near Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race

    What are the best dining options near Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race London?
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Caparossa
    London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
    3B The Piazza, 30 Brewhouse Lane, SW15 | 2 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    A stone's throw from the banks of the Thames, Caparossa hosts a charming Mediterranean setting, perfect to serve the traditional delicacies from Southern Italy. Delightful charcuterie ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Enoteca Turi
    London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
    28 Putney High Street, SW15 | 3 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    Giuseppe Turi has been feeding the well-heeled people of Putney the authentic fine dining Italian experience since 1993. For the full gourmet gluttony try the gratinated ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Wagamama
    London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
    50-54 High Street, Putney, SW15 | 3 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    Taking inspiration from Japanese ramman-noodle bars, Wagamama is the ultimate in high-quality, fast food. Huge bowls of steaming, soupy noodles, chicken dumplings with a chilli-soy dipping ... More
     
     
     
    THE BEST

    Education near Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race

    Near Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 | 2.1 miles from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    The London School of Painting and Drawing
    London > Education > Evening Classes
    23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 2.5 miles from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
    London > Education > Arts and Drama
    155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 32 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    LAMDA is among the most famous and prestigious acting schools in the world. It is very hard to be selected for a course here, but almost ... More
     
     
     
    THE BEST

    Leisure near Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race

    Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Bishops Park
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Bishop's Avenue, SW6 | 7 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    This long strip of parkland running alongside the Thames with views over the river towards Putney gets its name from the former resident of Fulham Palace ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Hurlingham Club
    London > Leisure > Activities
    Ranelagh Gardens, SW6 | 10 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    If you know anyone who's a member of The Hurlingham Club get them to take you there. A true gem in the middle of Fulham, the ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Craven Cottage - Fulham FC
    London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
    Stevenage Road, SW6 | 12 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    The much-loved, ramshackle home of Fulham FC, Craven Cottage gets its name from the royal hunting lodge that used to sit where the centre circle of ... More
     
     
     
    THE BEST

    Pubs near Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race

    The best pubs near London Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race.
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Boathouse
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    Brewhouse Street, SW15 | 3 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    Sitting on the riverfront in Putney, The Boathouse is a lovely place for a pint, especially when the sun shines. Watch the boats bob up and ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Duke's Head
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    8 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 | 4 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    Messing about on the river is all very well but sometimes it's even better to watch others doing it while you get the pints in. And ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    The Coat & Badge
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    8 Lacy Road, Putney, SW15 | 5 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    Gastropub... More
     
     
     
    THE BEST

    Nightlife near Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race

    Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Munki
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    12 Putney High Street, SW15 | 2 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    Cocktails for cheeky monkeys are served at Munki, a late night bar offering sophisticated drinks at a 100-cover venue split over three floors and overlooking Putney ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Bar Local (Fulham)
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    2-8 Dawes Road, Fulham, London SW6 | 22 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    In Bar Local, where cocktails are king, there's a decent, eclectic menu of tall drinks that won’t break the bank awaiting you. The house speciality is ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    The Lucky Pig Fulham
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    374 North End Road, Fulham, London SW6 | 22 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    The Fulham outpost of the popular underground drinking den, The Lucky Pig in Fitzrovia, offers an all-day menu as well as hand-crafted cocktails and prosecco on ... More
     
     
     
    THE BEST

    Meeting venue hire near Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race

    Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race.
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Olympia London
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 | 2.1 miles from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    Times have changed since the Olympia first flung open its doors to the public on Boxing Day 1886 for the Hippodrome Circus, with the promise of ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Chelsea Football Club and Conference Centre
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Stamford Bridge Ground Fulham Road, Fulham, London SW6 | 27 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    What a difference a game makes... at the end of 1993, a couple of surprise results lifted the Blues out of mid-table and into the Champions ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Earls Court Conference and Exhibition Centre
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Warwick Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 33 minutes from Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    ... More
     
     
     
     
     

    Hotels Near

    Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race

     
     
    Near Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race
    All London hotels
    Check-in:
    Check-out:
    Number of rooms:
    Room 1:

    What's On Today

    Near Putney Bridge

     
     
     
    Sean Taylor Trio
    Concerts | On 2nd September 2015 

    Half Moon 6 minutes walk from Putney Bridge

    Roots and blues from the international artist and his band....More

    My Eyes Went Dark
    Theatre | Until 19th September 2015 

    Finborough Theatre 1.67 miles from Putney Bridge

    An original drama inspired by real events written by Matthew Wilkinson, in which two actors perform a gripping tale of ...More

    Free Swing Jam Session
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 16th December 2015 

    Le QuecumBar 1.75 miles from Putney Bridge

    ...More

    Free English Classes For Adults
    Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2015 

    Chelsea Theatre 1.76 miles from Putney Bridge

    ...More

    Yogalates: Workshop
    Sporting Events | Until 23rd September 2015 

    Chelsea Theatre 1.76 miles from Putney Bridge

    Exercise session....More

    Bugsy Malone
    Bugsy Malone
    Theatre | Until 5th September 2015 

    Lyric Hammersmith 1.89 miles from Putney Bridge

    With Sir Alan Parker giving rare permission for a professional production of his world famous musical Bugsy Malone, this ...More

     
    Valhalla
    Theatre | Until 24th October 2015 

    Theatre 503 2.07 miles from Putney Bridge

    As violence sweeps the city, a couple escape to an isolated Nordic research facility. On the brink of discovering a ...More

    And Then Come The Nightjars
    Theatre | Until 26th September 2015 

    Theatre 503 2.07 miles from Putney Bridge

    Bea Roberts's play is a story of enduring friendship in a requiem for rural England. From the bloodbath of the ...More

    The Craft Of Drawing And Painting: Celebrating Tradition Today
    Exhibitions | Until 4th October 2015 

    Leighton House Museum 2.21 miles from Putney Bridge

    An exhibition featuring the work of a community of artists who trained at the first atelier founded in the UK, ...More

    Young Producers: Workshop (Ages 16-29)
    Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2015 

    Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) 2.24 miles from Putney Bridge

    Learn the basics of producing events....More

     
     
     
    SALE
    Hotels near Putney Bridge

    From cheap budget hotels to luxury 5 star suites see our deals for Putney Bridge hotels, including The Lodge Hotel from 85% off.

     
     
    Call now: hotel deals 0207 420 4960