Head of the River Race
THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 23RD MARCH 2013
The 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.
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Hotels near Head of the River Race
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52-54 Upper Richmond Road, SW15 | 14 minutes from Head of the River 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
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Imperial Road, SW6 | 26 minutes from Head of the River Race
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Crisp Road, Hammersmith, W6 | 31 minutes from Head of the River 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
London > Shopping > Clothing
64 Fulham High Street, SW6 | 6 minutes from Head of the River 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
London > Shopping > Specialists
Bishops Park Tennis Centre, Bishops Avenue, SW6 | 8 minutes from Head of the River Race
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London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
3B The Piazza, 30 Brewhouse Lane, SW15 | 2 minutes from Head of the River Race
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London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
28 Putney High Street, SW15 | 3 minutes from Head of the River 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
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
50-54 High Street, Putney, SW15 | 3 minutes from Head of the River Race
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 | 2.1 miles from Head of the River Race
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23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 2.5 miles from Head of the River Race
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155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 32 minutes 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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