The Great River Race
THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 27TH SEPTEMBER 2014
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Regarded as the rowing equivalent of the London Marathon, the Great River Race covers 21 miles from Millwall Slipway in London's Docklands to Ham in Surrey. 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 300 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.
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Hotels near The Great River Race
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Richmond Hill, TW10 | 19 minutes from The Great River Race
The Richmond Gate hotel is set right next to Richmond Park, London's most spectacular green space, making it a fantastic place to stay, especially in summer. ...More
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Twickenham Rugby Stadium, TW2 | 24 minutes from The Great River Race
Located in Twickenham, the Marriott London Twickenham is only six miles from London Heathrow airport and 20 minutes away from central London. The 4-star property provides ...More
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 2nd August to 16th November 2014 - Various Times
Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 | 5 minutes from The Great River Race
Working with photographer Othello De Sousa Hartley, young people will explore the stories and histories through people and places and the impact of the First world ...More
Entertainment near The Great River Race
London > Entertainment > Theatres
83 Petersham Road, Opposite Terrace Gardens, TW10 | 18 minutes from The Great River Race
For a completely different kind of theatre experience, hop on board the Puppet Theatre Barge. Launched in 1982, this floating puppet theatre has 50 seats and ...More
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
371 Richmond Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 | 18 minutes from The Great River Race
Spending most of our time in pubs swilling foreign lager pushed by multi-national breweries, the British nation has turned their back on their home-grown beer. Often ...More
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
10 Paved Court, Richmond, TW9 | 24 minutes from The Great River Race
William Curley, patissier and chocolatier, has worked with the best in the business and still advises and supplies chefs including Marco Pierre White, Pierre Koffman and ...More
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
Off Petersham Road, Petersham, TW10 | 11 minutes from The Great River Race
When a top chef claims to be opening a 'simple', 'low-key' restaurant, it is usually press-speak for some folie de grandeur two doors down from the ...More
London > Education > Cookery Courses
16-20 Wendell Road, W12 | 5.1 miles from The Great River Race
Courses in practical cookery for enthusiastic amateurs at London's best cookery school. Evening courses at Leiths run from 6.45pm to 9.15pm on a variety of topics ...More
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