Head of the River Race

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 23RD MARCH 2013

ADDRESS
Putney Bridge, Between Fulham and Putney, Hammersmith and Fulham, London SW6 3JD 
 
Dates:
23rd March 2013
 
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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Railway Stations

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Imperial Wharf Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The BNY Mellon Boat Race: Oxford vs CambridgeThe BNY Mellon Boat Race: Oxford vs CambridgeThe BNY Mellon Boat Race: Oxford vs CambridgeOne of London's oldest sporting events, first raced in 1829, The Boat Race is back in 2015 as England's two elite universities take to the water in a nail-biting rowing race between Putney Bridge and Chiswick Bridge in southwest London. Thousands of fines line the Thames each year to see Oxford (78 wins) battle against Cambridge, who are currently 11th April 2015Saturday 11th April 2015 Where:
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VENUE  Putney Bridge 
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