The Xchanging Boat Race  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 26TH MARCH 2011

ADDRESS
, Between Fulham and Putney, Hammersmith and Fulham, London SW6 3JD
 
 
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www.theboatrace.org
 
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OPENING TIMES
5pm
 
PRICES
Free
 

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The Xchanging Boat RaceEngland's most famous universities square off in this four-mile rowing race which inaugurates the summer season in London. This is the 157th annual Boat Race and following their win last year, Cambridge have extended their aggregate lead to 80-75 (there was a controversial dead heat in 1877). The Dark Blues of Oxford have been the dominant force since the Millennium, winning seven of the 11 outings. But last year's win by a length-and-a-third by the Light Blues denied their rivals three successive victories. While the result means little to most Londoners, it's a spectacular display of strength and teamwork, and around a quarter of a million fans line the banks of the river to roar their encouragement (add to that 120m who follow the race on TV across the world). There's a great view - and some great pubs - around Furnival Gardens on the north side of the Thames near Hammersmith Bridge. Alternatively, you might like to watch from near the start at Putney Bridge, where the big screens on both banks allow spectators to monitor the race as it heads its way around the first bend. Nearby, at Bishops Park behind the South Stand of Fulham football ground Craven Cottage, you'll find food stalls, family attractions and a large beer tent.

 

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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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Putney Bridge Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Parsons Green Tube Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Imperial Wharf Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Lodge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £84  34% off
52-54 Upper Richmond Road, SW15 | 14 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
Located in west London's attractive Putney area, the Lodge Hotel offers a superior standard of accommodation, with rooms divided into three categories: standard, executive and luxury. ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express Wandsworth
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £36  29% off
Smuggler's Way, SW18 | 19 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
There are very few hotels in this sort of price range in London that put you so close to such an attractive stretch of the river. ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Chelsea
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £63  35% off
Imperial Road, SW6 | 26 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 18th January 2017 - 8pm
The Xchanging Boat Race, 93 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 | 6 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
Blues and folk originals come from this London-based quintet. Support from We Happy Few and Seagrass....More
 
 
 
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British Invasion Show
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 19th January 2017 - 8pm
The Xchanging Boat Race, 93 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 | 6 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
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The Xchanging Boat Race, 93 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 | 6 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
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93 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 | 6 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
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Putney Arts Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Ravenna Road, SW15 | 11 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
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606 Club
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90 Lots Road, SW10 | 31 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
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Bishops Avenue, SW6 | 6 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
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London > Attractions > Museums
Bishop's Avenue, SW6 | 6 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
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735 Fulham Road, SW6 | 16 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
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Bishops Park Tennis Centre, Bishops Avenue, SW6 | 8 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
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612 Fulham Road, SW6 | 16 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
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3B The Piazza, 30 Brewhouse Lane, SW15 | 2 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
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Enoteca Turi
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28 Putney High Street, SW15 | 3 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
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50-54 High Street, Putney, SW15 | 3 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
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1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 | 2.1 miles from The Xchanging Boat Race
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London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 2.5 miles from The Xchanging Boat Race
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London > Education > Arts and Drama
155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 32 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
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Bishop's Avenue, SW6 | 7 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
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Ranelagh Gardens, SW6 | 10 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
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Stevenage Road, SW6 | 12 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
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Duke's Head
London > Nightlife > Pubs
8 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 | 4 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
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The Coat & Badge
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8 Lacy Road, Putney, SW15 | 5 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
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London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Putney High Street, SW15 | 2 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
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Bar Local (Fulham)
London > Nightlife > Bars
2-8 Dawes Road, Fulham, London SW6 | 22 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
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Below The Cut
London > Nightlife > Bars
461 North End Road, SW6 | 22 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
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Olympia London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 | 2.1 miles from The Xchanging Boat Race
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Chelsea Football Club and Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Stamford Bridge Ground Fulham Road, Fulham, London SW6 | 27 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
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Earls Court Conference and Exhibition Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Warwick Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 33 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
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The Cancer Research UK Boat RacesThe Cancer Research UK Boat RacesThe women's and men's crews of Oxford and Cambridge line-do battle.2017-04-02T16:35:00+01002017-04-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Putney Bridge,   Between Fulham and Putney      SW6 3JD
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The Cancer Research UK Boat Races
 
 

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