Head of the River Race  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 23RD MARCH 2013

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, Between Fulham and Putney, Hammersmith and Fulham, London SW6 3JD
 
 
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12.45pm
 
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Head of the River RaceThe Head of the River Race is one of the classic races on the rowing calendar, a warm up for the Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race that follows the exact same course backwards, from Mortlake to Putney Bridge along the Thames. There are 420 crews in all, rowing down the 4.25 mile course, testing their willpower and teamwork in this uniquely macho sport. It is also a particularly nice stretch of the river, so even if you are not that excited by rowing, this is a really nice spot to enjoy a walk or a pint and watch the boats glide past - hopefully the tides will dictate that the race coincides nicely with an early pub lunch, but you'll have to book early if you want a seat that faces the river.

 

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

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Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

 
Imperial Wharf Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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52-54 Upper Richmond Road, SW15 | 14 minutes from Head of the River Race
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Head of the River Race, 93 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 | 6 minutes from Head of the River Race
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Head of the River Race, 93 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 | 6 minutes from Head of the River Race
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Ravenna Road, SW15 | 11 minutes from Head of the River Race
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8 Lacy Road, Putney, SW15 | 5 minutes from Head of the River Race
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461 North End Road, SW6 | 22 minutes from Head of the River Race
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Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 | 2.1 miles from Head of the River Race
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Stamford Bridge Ground Fulham Road, Fulham, London SW6 | 27 minutes from Head of the River Race
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