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The Great River RaceRegarded as the rowing equivalent of the London Marathon, the Great River Race gathers over 330 boats for a 21.6 mile race from the Isle of Dogs in east London to Ham House west of London. Bursting with colour, spectacle, intense competition and casual fun, the race challenges crews to row from the industrial cityscape of Docklands all the way along the Thames to the idyllic semi-rural Richmond shores. Since launching in 1987, entries have snowballed from a mere 72 entrants to a massive 330 boats carrying over 2,000 competitors, racing for 35 trophies. Festivities along the river at Richmond will begin at noon with live music, a children's beach, donkey rides and food and drink stalls, finishing with a spectacular riverside party at Ham.

 

About River Thames

The River Thames, part of the longest river in England, is the waterway that winds its way through the centre of the capital. Once a bustling trade route bringing foreign trade to the city, it's now more commonly used for recreational purposes and the non-conformist commmuter. More about River Thames

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Underground Stations

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Pimlico Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
St James's Park Tube Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Victoria Railway Station
 
17 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Westminster
 
11 minutes walk
 
Pimlico Masterpark
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £75  41% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Great River Race
For understated chic this hotel on the banks of the Thames opposite the Tate Britain is a top choice. The rooms are clean and modern and ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £116  34% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Great River Race
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The Great River Race, 16 John Islip Street, SW1P | 4 minutes from The Great River Race
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London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Friday 9th December 2016 - 11pm-6am
The Great River Race, 6a South Lambeth Place, SW8 | 5 minutes from The Great River Race
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
139 Vauxhall Walk, Lambeth, London SE11 | 5 minutes from The Great River Race
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South Lambeth Place, Lambeth, London SW8 | 5 minutes from The Great River Race
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London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, SE1 | 7 minutes from The Great River Race
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Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from The Great River Race
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
45 Millbank at Chelsea College of Art and Design, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from The Great River Race
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London > Shopping > House and Garden
Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 6 minutes from The Great River Race
Architectural salvage produces the most gloriously mismatched collection of pieces, all housed in this disused church. Stock changes constantly; look for anything from stuffed animals to ... More
 
 
 
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323 Kennington Lane, Kennington, London SE11 | 7 minutes from The Great River Race
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2nd Floor, Camelford House, 87-90 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Great River Race
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17b (Unit 20d) St George Wharf, Bankside, London SW8 | 5 minutes from The Great River Race
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48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 17 minutes from The Great River Race
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The Vaults, Arch 233 16 minutes walk from The Great River Race

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The Vaults, Arch 233 16 minutes walk from The Great River Race

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The Vaults, Arch 233 16 minutes walk from The Great River Race

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Westminster Abbey 19 minutes walk from The Great River Race

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The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 22 minutes walk from The Great River Race

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Tavener Ikon Of The Nativity And Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil
Concerts | On 9th December 2016 

St John's Smith Square 22 minutes walk from The Great River Race

The choir will perform John Tavener's Ikon of the Nativity and Sergei Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil....More

The Choir of King's College London
Concerts | On 9th December 2016 

St John's Smith Square 22 minutes walk from The Great River Race

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St James Theatre 24 minutes walk from The Great River Race

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