The Great River Race

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 27TH SEPTEMBER 2014

ADDRESS
Ham, Borough of Hounslow, TW10 7RS†
TELEPHONE
TWITTER
Dates:
27th September 2014
OPENING TIMES
Sat 27 Sep | Start 12.15pm
PRICES
FREE for spectators
SITE

Nearby

The Great River RaceRegarded 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.

About Ham

Ham is a picturesque area of Richmond named after the old English word for 'a place in the bend in the river' as opposed to any porkish pretensions. Most famous for Ham House, a lavish stately home which boasts a statue by (funnily enough) John Bacon the younger in its grounds, Ham and neighbouring Petersham provide a perfect itinerary for a day trip out of central London. More about Ham

The Great River Race images

The Great River Race†

The Great River Race

The Great River Race

The Great River RaceThe Great River RaceThe Great River RaceMore Images

LondonTown.com - The Great River Race Location Map

Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Richmond Tube Station
29 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Twickenham Railway Station
11 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Ham Street
0 minutes walk
Ashburnham Road
8 minutes walk

Further articles featuring The Great River Race on LondonTown.com

September in London 2012

The Great River Race Ham, TW10 7RS 15th September 2012 Regarded as the rowing equivalent of the London Marathon, the Great River Race is bursting with colour, spectacle,...

September 2011

The Great River Race Ham, TW10 7RS 17th September 2011 Regarded as the rowing equivalent of the London Marathon, the Great River Race is bursting with colour,...

What to do in London Throughout 2014

Find out what's happening in London throughout 2014 with our comprehensive guide to the best entertainment in the city for the year ahead. From January through to December, 2014 is shaping up to be something special - so read on to get the best out of London town.

THE BEST

Hotels near The Great River Race

Near The Great River Race
Richmond Gate Hotel London
Richmond Gate Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel† from £70† 25% off
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
Richmond Hill Hotel London
Richmond Hill Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel† from £49† 40% off
Richmond Hill, TW10 | 19 minutes from The Great River Race
Richmond Hill Hotel offers you the best of both worlds, a classic setting and a contemporary hotel. Steeped in history, character and charm the 17th Century ...More
Marriott London Twickenham London
Marriott London Twickenham
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel† from £70† 35% off
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
THE BEST

Events near The Great River Race

Near The Great River Race
Follow A Trail To Santa's Grotto London
Now On
Follow A Trail To Santa's Grotto
London > Events > Seasonal †Dates: 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd Dec 2014 - 10am-3.30pm
Ham House & Gardens, Ham Street, Ham, Richmond, TW10 | Same location as The Great River Race
A visit to Santa....More
Visit Father Christmas London
Now On
Visit Father Christmas
London > Events > Kids Events †Dates: 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd Dec 2014 - 10am-3.30pm
Ham House & Gardens, Ham Street, Ham, Richmond, TW10 | Same location as The Great River Race
With a Christmas craft making session and a gift....More
Christmas Holiday Trail London
On Soon
Christmas Holiday Trail
London > Events > Kids Events †Dates: 27th December 2014 to 4th January 2015 - 10am-4pm
Ham House & Gardens, Ham Street, Ham, Richmond, TW10 | Same location as The Great River Race
Explore the gardens with a New Year's family trail....More
THE BEST

Entertainment near The Great River Race

Near The Great River Race
The Bearcat Comedy Club London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Bearcat Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Turk's Head, 28 Winchester Road, TW1 | 18 minutes from The Great River Race
The Turk's Head pub in St. Margarets, Twickenham is home to The Bearcat Comedy Club which occupies an old hall attached to the pub. Every Saturday ...More
The Turk's Head London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Turk's Head
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Winchester Road, St Margaret's, TW1 | 18 minutes from The Great River Race
The Turk's Head pub in St. Margarets, Twickenham is home to The Bearcat comedy club which occupies an old hall attached to the pub. Every Saturday ...More
Puppet Theatre Barge London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Puppet Theatre Barge
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
THE BEST

Sights and Attractions near The Great River Race

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Great River Race
Ham House & Gardens London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ham House & Gardens
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Ham Street, Ham, Richmond, TW10 | Same location as The Great River Race
Perched on the edge of the River Thames and first built in 1610, this ornate but almost melancholic Stuart mansion combines extensive formal gardens with a ...More
Marble Hill House London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Marble Hill House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 | 10 minutes from The Great River Race
The waterside Palladian villa, Marble Hill House, was built for Henrietta Howard, the mistress of King George II when he was Prince of Wales. Set between ...More
Pottery Cafe London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pottery Cafe
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
322 Richmond Road, East Twickenham, TW1 | 16 minutes from The Great River Race
All Richmond mums know and love the Pottery Cafe - it's practically a rite of passage for new mums to take their ...More
THE BEST

Shopping near The Great River Race

The best shops and markets near The Great River Race
Sandy's London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sandy's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
56 King Street, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 | 12 minutes from The Great River Race
...More
The Real Ale Shop London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Real Ale Shop
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
William Curley Patissier & Chocolatier London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
William Curley Patissier & Chocolatier
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
THE BEST

Restaurants near The Great River Race

What are the best dining options near The Great River Race London?
Osteria Pulcinella London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Osteria Pulcinella
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
36 Church Street, TW1 | 10 minutes from The Great River Race
...More
Pizza Express London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
21 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 | 11 minutes from The Great River Race
...More
Petersham Nurseries Cafe and Teahouse London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Petersham Nurseries Cafe and Teahouse
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
THE BEST

Education near The Great River Race

Near The Great River Race
The Kids Cookery School London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Kids Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
107 Gunnersbury Lane, W3 | 4.5 miles from The Great River Race
The Kids' Cookery School in West London is a unique venue offering cookery classes and workshops for children aged three upwards. Children can have fun creating ...More
The Artists Theatre School London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Artists Theatre School
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Ealing Studios, W5 | 4.5 miles from The Great River Race
The Artists Theatre School provides Saturday drama workshops at Ealing Studios run by working actors for students in age groups from 5 years to adult. Fees ...More
Leiths School of Food and Wine - Evening Classes London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Leiths School of Food and Wine - Evening Classes
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
THE BEST

Leisure near The Great River Race

The Great River Race gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Ham House Gardens London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ham House Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Ham Street, Ham, TW10 | Same location as The Great River Race
These extensive formal and historic gardens perched on the edge of the River Thames are attached to the 17th century Stuart mansion Ham House. In 1626 ...More
Twickenham Stadium London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Twickenham Stadium
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
Rugby Road, Twickenham, TW1 | 25 minutes from The Great River Race
The home of English rugby at Twickenham is England's second largest stadium (after Wembley Stadium), with steeply banked stands that create an impressive roar when an ...More
Richmond Park London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Richmond Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Park Office, Holly Lodge, TW10 | 30 minutes from The Great River Race
Only 30 minutes or so from central London, Richmond Park is English countryside as you might imagine it depicted in a glossily illustrated Robin Hood story: ...More
THE BEST

Pubs near The Great River Race

The best pubs near London The Great River Race.
The Victoria London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Victoria
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
10 West Temple Sheen, SW14 | 2.1 miles from The Great River Race
Paul Merrett, Michelin star chef and presenter of BBC 2's 'Ever Wondered About Food' and author of 'Using the Plot Tales of an Allotment Chef' owns ...More
White Swan London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
White Swan
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 | 6 minutes from The Great River Race
With probably one of the most idyllic settings of any of London's pubs, the White Swan is well worth a visit if you're in this neck ...More
St Margarets Pub & Dining London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Margarets Pub & Dining
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
107 St Margarets Road, TW1 | 14 minutes from The Great River Race
Gastropub...More
THE BEST

Nightlife near The Great River Race

The Great River Race clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Vinoteca Chiswick London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vinoteca Chiswick
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
18 Devonshire Road, W4 | 4.2 miles from The Great River Race
Vinoteca opens 7th October 2013. Vinoteca has been doing a fine job of serving fine wines in an informal setting since the company opened its first ...More
Munki London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Munki
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Putney High Street, SW15 | 4.7 miles from The Great River Race
Cocktails for cheeky monkeys are served at Munki, a late night bar offering sophisticated drinks at a 100-cover venue split over three floors and overlooking Putney ...More
Tea Box London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tea Box
London > Nightlife > Bars
7 Paradise Road, TW9 | 24 minutes from The Great River Race
Mostly the pick of London's traditional afternoon teas are found within the city's top hotels. But the Tea Box in Richmond's Paradise Road exists only to ...More
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near The Great River Race

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Great River Race.
Ham House & Gardens London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ham House & Gardens
London > Business > Venue Hire
Ham Street, Richmond-upon-Thames, TW10 | Same location as The Great River Race
...More
Orleans House Gallery London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Orleans House Gallery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 | 5 minutes from The Great River Race
Orleans House Gallery is sited in a picturesque woodland garden by the Thames at Twickenham. The gallery hosts†a lively programme of temporary exhibitions while the adjacent ...More
Petersham Nurseries London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Petersham Nurseries
London > Business > Venue Hire
Off Petersham Road, Petersham, Richmond, TW10 | 11 minutes from The Great River Race
...More
 
 

Hotels Near

The Great River Race

 
 
Near The Great River Race All London hotels
Check-in:
Check-out:
Number of rooms:
Room 1:

What's On Today

Near Ham

 
 
 
Visit Father Christmas
Kids Events | Until 23rd December 2014 

Ham House & Gardens

With a Christmas craft making session and a gift....More

Follow A Trail To Santa's Grotto
Seasonal | Until 23rd December 2014 

Ham House & Gardens

A visit to Santa....More

Carols By Candlelight
Concerts | On 20th December 2014 

Landmark Arts Centre 20 minutes walk from Ham

Surrey Brass and local choirs perform carols, seasonal music and words, with audience participation. Seasonal refreshments available....More

Snow White's Christmas Club
Sporting Events | Until 10th January 2015 

Richmond Theatre 1.39 miles from Ham

Ever wanted to be beautiful Snow White? Or her silly friend Muddles? Then this is your chance! Richmond Theatre invites ...More

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
Theatre | Until 11th January 2015 

Richmond Theatre 1.39 miles from Ham

Jerry Hall star as the Wicked Queen in this year's Richmond Theatre panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Hall ...More

 
Dave Lambert
Concerts | On 20th December 2014 

The Grey Horse 2.15 miles from Ham

The singer performs a range of country-rock, blues and soft rock covers....More

The Crossroaders
Concerts | On 20th December 2014 

The Grey Horse 2.15 miles from Ham

JP's rock and country blues band....More

Kingston Town Centre Christmas Lights
Kingston Town Centre Christmas Lights
Seasonal | Until 1st January 2015 

Kingston upon Thames 2.52 miles from Ham

Kingston always puts on a good show to mark the switching on of the Christmas Lights and this year they ...More

 
Glorious Georges
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Hampton Court Palace 2.9 miles from Ham

At Hampton Court a special display will take place in the rooms the Georgian court once occupied in the Baroque ...More

Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink
Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink
Seasonal | Until 4th January 2015 

Hampton Court Palace 2.9 miles from Ham

The striking Tudor facade of Hampton Court Palace provides a majestic backdrop to this popular open air ice rink. Located ...More

 
 

Trending Now

 
 
London's Top Musicals
London's Top Musicals

The has always been the world's most exciting theatre scene and the musical is the cornerstone of its success. ...More

 
New Year Events and Entertainment in London
New Year Events and Entertainment in London

If fireworks leave you cold, and loud clubs make you long for earplugs, fear not! There are plenty of ...More

 
Temple
Theatre | 21st May 2015 - 25th July 2015 

The Donmar Warehouse

Steve Waters' new play, Temple, takes audiences to the heart of 2011's Occupy London crisis at St Paul's Cathedral. The ...More

The Hard Problem
The Hard Problem
Theatre | 21st January 2015 - 16th April 2015 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

Sir Nicholas Hytner's last production at the National before he steps down as Artistic Director will be Tom Stoppard's neuroscience ...More

 
Open Air Theatre
Open Air Theatre
Theatre | 15th May 2015 - 12th September 2015 

Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park

A visit to the magical Regent's Park Open Air Theatre really is an essential part of spending summer in London, ...More

 
Christmas Market at Tate Modern
Christmas Market at Tate Modern
Shopping | Until 24th December 2014 

Tate Modern

After six years on the South Bank, the German Christmas Market has moved to Bankside, just outside Tate Modern, for ...More

 
The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Theatre | Until 26th September 2015 

Her Majesty's Theatre

Andrew Lloyd Webber's most enduring hit has been running since 1984 and is still as popular with audiences and critics ...More

 
Radicals and Victuallers
Radicals and Victuallers
Opened 14th November 2014 

Serving up an unusual selection of burgers - filled with fried egg and peanut butter, or Nik Naks and pastrami ...More

 
Honest Burgers Liverpool Street
Honest Burgers Liverpool Street
Opened 17th November 2014 

A firm favourite on London's ever-growing burger scene, Honest Burgers now has an outlet in Liverpool Street, open from late ...More

 
Brew Putney
Brew Putney
Opened 24th November 2014 

At 3,000 square feet Brew Putney on Lower Richmond Road is the fourth and largest Brew Cafe, offering not ...More

 
 
 
 
SALE
Hotels near Ham

From cheap budget places to stay to luxury 5 star hotels see our discounts for Ham hotels, including Richmond Hill Hotel from 93% off.

 
 
Call now: hotel deals 0207 420 4960