The GEMINI 2023 Boat Race 26th March 2023 -Timings, Fan Zones, Entertainment and What you need to know..
Its that time of year again when over 300,000 spectators are expected to cram on to the banks of the Thames in west London this Sunday 26th March as Oxford and Cambridge battle it out on the banks of the Thames. Although the races might not begin until 4pm, the riverside will have entertainment from 12pm with fan zones and pubs along the course have enought food, drink and entertainment in to last the whole day and into the afternoon to the build up for the main event.
The best views head for Putney Bridge to see the beginning of the race and Chiswick Bridge, at the very end of the race, however its without saying if you want a front row vantage point its best to arrive early, bring a brolly and your thermals as the weather can change very quickly .
Also, unlike in previous years, Hammersmith Bridge and Barnes Bridge will close for the race
. Hammersith will close at 11am and reopen at 6pm. Barnes will close at 2.30pm and reopen at 6pm.
There is a number of pubs along the Boat Race Route as well as the Hammersmith and Fulham Fan Zone where you can relax and watch from the big screen. The pubs along the river will be busy and its advisable to book before hand to ensure a seat. For more information see below.
TIMINGS OF BOAT RACE
Between 1.55pm and 2.40pm. As traditon goes the teams will toss a 1829 gold sovereign to choose which side of the river they will row on.
16:00 - Women’s race
16:15 - Women’s Reserve Race – Osiris v Blondie
16:30 - Men’s Reserve Race – Isis v Goldie
17:00 - Men’s race
Hammersmith and Fulham Fan Zones
Get yourself to the Fan zones at Bishops Park Fulham, or Furnivall Gardens Hammersmith the fun starts early in anticipation of the Race.
These Fan Zones open with bars, street-food stands and a big screen to watch the BBC live coverage of the race.
The Blue Boat
Book Tickets The Blue Boat Hammersmith
Distillery Wharf Parr's Way London W6 9GD Contact: 020 3092 2090
Book Tickets The Dove Hammersmith
The Dove, 19 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, London, W6 9TA
The Blue Anchor
Book Tickets The Blue Anchor
13 Lower Mall, Hammersmith, W6 9DJ
020 3951 0580
The Old Ship
The Old Ship Hammersmith
25 Upper Mall, London W6 9TD
Phone: 020 8748 2593
The Rutland Arms
The Rutland Arms Booking
15 Lower Mall, London W6 9DJ
Phone: 020 8748 5586
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