The Boat Race


The London Boat Race is back! Join thousands of other live spectators (millions if you count TV spectators) along the Thames River (Putney to Mortlake) to cheer on the competing rowing crews from Oxford and Cambridge universities, with Oxford in dark blue and Cambridge in light blue.

First held in 1829, this classic event is almost two hundred years old; other than during the two World Wars, it has been held every year since 1856. This year the 168th Men’s Race sets off at 5pm, and the 77th Women’s Race at 4pm BST – but the coin tosses and other festivities start closer to noon, so get there early to bag a good spot!

Organisers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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