The Xchanging Boat Race  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 26TH MARCH 2011

ADDRESS
, Between Fulham and Putney, Hammersmith and Fulham, London SW6 3JD
 
 
SITE
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

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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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28 Putney High Street, SW15 | 3 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
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8 Lacy Road, Putney, SW15 | 5 minutes from The Xchanging Boat Race
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