Oxford v Cambridge Boat Races

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 29TH MARCH 2020

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, Between Fulham and Putney, SW6 3JD
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Sun The Women's Boat Race 3.44pm | The Men's Boat Race 4.44pm
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Oxford v Cambridge Boat RacesOne of London's oldest sporting events, first raced in 1829, The Boat Race sees England's two elite universities take to the water in a nail-biting 4.2 mile rowing race between Putney Bridge and Mortlake Bridge in southwest London. Thousands of fans line the Thames each year to see Oxford battle against Cambridge. For spectators, there's a great view - and some great pubs - around Furnivall Gardens on the north side of the Thames near Hammersmith Bridge. Head to Putney Bridge, where big screens are put up on both banks, to watch the start of the race. At Bishop's Park behind the South Stand of Fulham football ground Craven Cottage, you'll find food stalls, family attractions and a large beer tent, while the banks of the river around Barnes are another popular spot. The warm-up starts with the reserve crew race between Isis and Goldie held before the main event but the build-up at the river bank starts well before, from 12noon at Bishop's Park and Furnivall Gardens.

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

Parsons Green Tube Station
15 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Imperial Wharf Station
25 minutes walk

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