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The World's Oldest Boat RaceThe world's oldest competed sporting event, The Race for Doggett's Coat and Badge Boat Race, held every year since 1715, moves to September for the first time in its history to coincide with Totally Thames. The World's Oldest Boat Race, an outdoor exhibition showcasing never seen before archives, goes on display at the same time as the river focused festival, revealing the traditions of the Thames watermen.

 

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The courtyard between the Guildhall Art Gallery and the church of St Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall Yard is the entrance way to both. It's also home to an occasion lunch food market, open air film screenings - and it's the site where The Worshipful Company of Carmen holds its cart-marking ceremony each July. More about Guildhall Yard

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Moorgate Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Bank Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
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Whitechapel Overground Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
 
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Q-Park Bucklesbury House
 
5 minutes walk
 
Barbican Centre 22 Legion
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 3 minutes from The World's Oldest Boat Race
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7 Gracechurch Street, EC3V | 7 minutes from The World's Oldest Boat Race
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24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 8 minutes from The World's Oldest Boat Race
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Modern Couples: Make Your Own Relationship Rules
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The World's Oldest Boat Race, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from The World's Oldest Boat Race
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Britten Sinfonia: Mahler And Brahms
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 17th January 2019 - 7.30pm-9.30pm
The World's Oldest Boat Race, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from The World's Oldest Boat Race
Sir Mark Elder conducts the ensemble for the second instalment of their Brahms Symphony Cycle, paired with Mahler's emotionally charged Songs Of A Wayfarer, and Britten's ...More
 
 
 
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Macbeth
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th and 18th January 2019 at 7.15pm & 17th January 2019 at 1.30pm and 7.15pm
The World's Oldest Boat Race, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from The World's Oldest Boat Race
Christopher Eccleston makes his RSC debut as the power-hungry warrior opposite Niamh Cusack as his murderous wife in Polly Findlay's blood-soaked staging of Shakespeare's psychological thriller ...More
 
 
 
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Guildhall School Of Music And Drama
London > Entertainment > Arts and Drama
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 4 minutes from The World's Oldest Boat Race
Part of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama , this is Grade II-listed building on Silk Street houses the Silk Street ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from The World's Oldest Boat Race
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from The World's Oldest Boat Race
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London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Gresham Street, City, London EC2P | Same location as The World's Oldest Boat Race
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The City Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
80 Basinghall Street, EC2V | 1 minute from The World's Oldest Boat Race
Learn about the square mile, the area's 800 year history, its people and its architecture, at The City Centre, where exhibitions, public events ... More
 
 
 
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Bank of England Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Bartholomew Lane, City, London EC2R | 3 minutes from The World's Oldest Boat Race
Sorry, no free samples here but you can get your hands on a real gold bar. Housed within the Bank of England, the Bank of England ... More
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 3 minutes from The World's Oldest Boat Race
We love the average Ted Baker store but with Ted Baker & Friends the cool fashion label has taken the shopping experience one step further - ... More
 
 
 
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Flittner
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
86 Moorgate, City, London EC2M | 4 minutes from The World's Oldest Boat Race
An old-fashioned barber’s patronised by city gentlemen and established in 1904. As well as a shampoo and cut you can also have the traditional hot towel ... More
 
 
 
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Beau Gems
London > Shopping > Jewellery
26 Royal Exchange, City, London EC3V | 5 minutes from The World's Oldest Boat Race
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London > Restaurants > British restaurants
11 Telegraph Street, Moorgate, City, London EC2R | 1 minute from The World's Oldest Boat Race
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Hawksmoor Guildhall
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
10 Basinghall Street, City, London EC2V | 1 minute from The World's Oldest Boat Race
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London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
10-12 Basinghall Street, City, London EC2V | 1 minute from The World's Oldest Boat Race
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London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 11 minutes from The World's Oldest Boat Race
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London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 12 minutes from The World's Oldest Boat Race
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 14 minutes from The World's Oldest Boat Race
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from The World's Oldest Boat Race
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 9 minutes from The World's Oldest Boat Race
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120 Fenchurch Street
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
120 Fenchurch Street, EC3M | 10 minutes from The World's Oldest Boat Race
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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 8 minutes from The World's Oldest Boat Race
One of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, ... More
 
 
 
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
10-12 Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 9 minutes from The World's Oldest Boat Race
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2 - 3 Creed Lane, City, London EC4V | 9 minutes from The World's Oldest Boat Race
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Reserve Bar Stock Exchange
London > Nightlife > Bars
46 Gresham Street, City, London EC2V | 2 minutes from The World's Oldest Boat Race
Reserve Bar Stock Exchange in the City uses the stock market model to price its drinks - prices change in line with their popularity on the ... More
 
 
 
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Dirty Martini, St Paul's
London > Nightlife > Bars
130 Wood St, City, London EC2V | 3 minutes from The World's Oldest Boat Race
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Veeno St Paul's
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1st Floor One New Change, EC2V | 4 minutes from The World's Oldest Boat Race
Italian wine bar Veeno champions Italy's after-work culture of drinking, eating and relaxing, and specialises in family grown Sicilian wine alongside authentic ... More
 
 
 
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Guildhall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gresham Street, City, London EC2P | Same location as The World's Oldest Boat Race
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Brewers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 1 minute from The World's Oldest Boat Race
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One London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 4 minutes from The World's Oldest Boat Race
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Britten Sinfonia: Mahler And Brahms
Concerts | On 17th January 2019 

Barbican Centre 5 minutes walk from The World's Oldest Boat Race

Sir Mark Elder conducts the ensemble for the second instalment of their Brahms Symphony Cycle, paired with Mahler's emotionally charged ...More

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Theatre | Until 19th January 2019 

Barbican The Pit 5 minutes walk from The World's Oldest Boat Race

Masked performers, sound, music, automatons and sculptural puppets brings Patrick Sims's magical cabinet of curiosities to life, containing hints of ...More

 
Modern Couples: Make Your Own Relationship Rules
Exhibitions | On 17th January 2019 

Barbican Centre 5 minutes walk from The World's Oldest Boat Race

Literary & Education, Talk....More

Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy And The Avant-Garde
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Exhibitions | Until 27th January 2019 

Barbican Centre 5 minutes walk from The World's Oldest Boat Race

An exploration of how relationships can become a playground for activity, Modern Couples puts the work of over 40 artist ...More

 
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New Street Grill 10 minutes walk from The World's Oldest Boat Race

Sink your teeth into meaty Sweeney Todd pie if you're brave enough. The New Street Grill pie, created especially for ...More

 
Macbeth
Theatre | Until 2nd February 2019 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 12 minutes walk from The World's Oldest Boat Race

Robert Hastie, Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, directs this production of Shakespeare's sinister Scottish play staged at the Sam Wanamaker ...More

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The Queen Of Hoxton 12 minutes walk from The World's Oldest Boat Race

This winter, step back in time to 1900s surrealist Paris at the Queen of Hoxton. The venue's legendary rooftop has ...More

 
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XOYO 14 minutes walk from The World's Oldest Boat Race

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Exhibitions | Until 14th July 2019 

Tate Modern 14 minutes walk from The World's Oldest Boat Race

A free, year-long exhibition at Tate Modern, Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33 explores German art in the period ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 24th February 2019 

Tate Modern 14 minutes walk from The World's Oldest Boat Race

Cuban artist Tania Bruguera has been chosen as the next artist to create a site specific art work for Tate's ...More

 

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