Head of the River Race  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 23RD MARCH 2013

ADDRESS
, Between Fulham and Putney, Hammersmith and Fulham, London SW6 3JD
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
12.45pm
 
PRICES
Free
 

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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

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
 
 
 
 

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The Lodge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £84  28% off
52-54 Upper Richmond Road, SW15 | 14 minutes from Head of the River Race
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £45  37% off
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Imperial Road, SW6 | 26 minutes from Head of the River Race
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Half Moon, 93 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 | 6 minutes from Head of the River Race
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141 Upper Richmond Road, SW15 | 2 minutes from Head of the River Race
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Half Moon
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93 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 | 6 minutes from Head of the River Race
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Between Fulham and Putney, SW6 | Same location as Head of the River Race
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3 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 | 2 minutes from Head of the River Race
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London > Shopping > Clothing
64 Fulham High Street, SW6 | 6 minutes from Head of the River Race
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Caparossa
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3B The Piazza, 30 Brewhouse Lane, SW15 | 2 minutes from Head of the River Race
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Enoteca Turi
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
28 Putney High Street, SW15 | 3 minutes from Head of the River Race
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50-54 High Street, Putney, SW15 | 3 minutes from Head of the River Race
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London > Education > Professional Training
10 Hurlingham Studios, Ranelagh Gardens, SW6 | 4 minutes from Head of the River Race
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9 Hurlingham Studios, Ranelagh Gardens, SW6 | 4 minutes from Head of the River Race
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Lower Richmond Road, SW15 | 4 minutes from Head of the River Race
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68-70 Putney High Street, SW15 | 4 minutes from Head of the River Race
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Fulham, SW6 | 4 minutes from Head of the River Race
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Boathouse
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Duke's Head
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8 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 | 4 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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Munki
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12 Putney High Street, SW15 | 2 minutes from Head of the River Race
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Star and Garter
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4 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 | 4 minutes from Head of the River Race
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3 Putney Bridge Approach, SW6 | 3 minutes from Head of the River Race
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10 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 | 4 minutes from Head of the River Race
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Thames Bridge TrekThames Bridge Trek2016-09-10T07:00:00+01002016-09-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Putney Bridge,   Between Fulham and Putney      SW6 3JD
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