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The Great River RaceRegarded as the rowing equivalent of the London Marathon, the Great River Race gathers over 330 boats for a 21.6 mile race from the Isle of Dogs in east London to Ham House west of London. Bursting with colour, spectacle, intense competition and casual fun, the race challenges crews to row from the industrial cityscape of Docklands all the way along the Thames to the idyllic semi-rural Richmond shores. Since launching in 1987, entries have snowballed from a mere 72 entrants to a massive 330 boats carrying over 2,000 competitors, racing for 35 trophies. Festivities along the river at Richmond will begin at noon with live music, a children's beach, donkey rides and food and drink stalls, finishing with a spectacular riverside party at Ham.

 

About River Thames

The River Thames, part of the longest river in England, is the waterway that winds its way through the centre of the capital. Once a bustling trade route bringing foreign trade to the city, it's now more commonly used for recreational purposes and the non-conformist commmuter. More about River Thames

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Pimlico Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
St James's Park Tube Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
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Railway Stations

 
Victoria Railway Station
 
17 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
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Q-Park Westminster
 
11 minutes walk
 
Pimlico Masterpark
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Park Plaza London Riverbank
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  38% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Great River Race
For understated chic this hotel on the banks of the Thames opposite the Tate Britain is a top choice. The rooms are clean and modern and ... More
 
 
 
Plaza on the River Club & Residence London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £141  21% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Great River Race
Riverside rooms at this modern luxury hotel overlook the River Thames with the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye visible. All apartments features ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Westminster
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £98  34% off
30 John Islip Street, SW1P | 5 minutes from The Great River Race
Leave the laptop at home - every room at this hotel comes with its own Apple iMac. Across the river from the MI6 building, it's a ... More
 
 
 
 
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Cerith Wyn Evans: The Tate Britain Commission 2017
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th March to 20th August 2017 - 10am-6pm
The Great River Race, Millbank, SW1P | 2 minutes from The Great River Race
A major light installation by the British artist and filmmaker, responding to the Duveen Galleries at the heart of Tate Britain....More
 
 
 
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MC Creed's Annual Birthday Showcase
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Saturday 24th June 2017 - 10pm
The Great River Race, 6a South Lambeth Place, SW8 | 5 minutes from The Great River Race
Two rooms of house and garage, with a range of selectors including Majestic, Norris Da Boss, DJ S (UK), Mike Ruffcut Lloyd and DJ Pioneer....More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 26th Jun, 3rd Jul, 10th Jul, 17th Jul, 24th Jul and 31st Jul 2017 - 12midnight-7am
The Great River Race, 6a South Lambeth Place, SW8 | 5 minutes from The Great River Race
Uplifting vocal and upbeat deep house to pumping tech house from resident DJs on a weekly rotation....More
 
 
 
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The Workshop
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, SE1 | 7 minutes from The Great River Race
Once the fire engine workshops of the London Fire Brigade, The Workshop on Albert Embankment in Lambeth is opening its doors once again, as a temporary ... More
 
 
 
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Above The Stag Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Arch 17, Miles Street, Lambeth, London SW8 | 9 minutes from The Great River Race
Above the Stag Theatre, one of London's most successful small theatres, re-opens in a brand new venue on 29th November 2013, in a renovated railway ... More
 
 
 
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St John's Smith Square
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 9 minutes from The Great River Race
Situated in the heart of Westminster, this stunning 18th century church was designed by architect Thomas Archer and completed in 1728. It is considered one of ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Great River Race
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Tate Britain
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from The Great River Race
Overlooking the River Thames, Tate Britain was originally founded through the philanthropy of the sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate. The Tate legacy now encompasses three other ... More
 
 
 
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Embassy Gardens
London > Attractions > Sights
Market Towers, 1 Nine Elms Lane, Battersea, London SW8 | 7 minutes from The Great River Race
Embassy Gardens, a new-build neighbourhood in Nine Elms on the South Bank, takes design inspiration from the Meatpacking District of New York with floor to ceiling ... More
 
 
 
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Sky Pool at Embassy Gardens
London > Attractions > Sights
Market Towers, 1 Nine Elms Lane, Battersea, London SW8 | 7 minutes from The Great River Race
A stunning outdoor Sky Pool links two residential buildings in the Embassy Gardens development, a new neighbourhood in Nine Elms near Battersea Park. High up on ... More
 
 
 
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Lassco House & Garden
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 6 minutes from The Great River Race
Architectural salvage produces the most gloriously mismatched collection of pieces, all housed in this disused church. Stock changes constantly; look for anything from stuffed animals to ... More
 
 
 
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Vintage Vauxhall Antiques Market
London > Shopping > Markets
The Workshop, Lambeth High Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from The Great River Race
On the second Saturday of the month Vintage Vauxhall brings together collective of dealers specialising in vintage, antiques, architectural reclamation as well ... More
 
 
 
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Cornucopia
London > Shopping > Clothing
12 Upper Tachbrook Street, Victoria, London SW1V | 13 minutes from The Great River Race
This prized vintage shop, in business for 40 years and bursting at the seams with a mixed bag of period clothing, is sadly closing down. Due ... More
 
 
 
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Rex Whistler Restaurant at Tate Britain
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from The Great River Race
The Rex Whistler Restaurant at Tate Britain gets its name from the specially commissioned Rex Whistler mural, 'The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats', which provides ... More
 
 
 
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Madeira Patisserie
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
46A Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Great River Race
... More
 
 
 
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Chino Latino
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Riverbank Park Plaza Hotel, 18 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Great River Race
... More
 
 
 
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 22 minutes from The Great River Race
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 23 minutes from The Great River Race
Chocolate Films is a South London based film production company and social enterprise which runs a wide variety of media courses including stop motion animation, light ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 30 minutes from The Great River Race
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Garden Museum
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from The Great River Race
Adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the River Thames , the Garden Museum provides an insight into the ... More
 
 
 
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Surrey County Cricket Club
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
The Brit Insurance Oval, Kennington, Kennington, London SE11 | 13 minutes from The Great River Race
While Lords is the spiritual home of English cricket, it is The Oval (offically The Brit Insurance Oval), home of Surrey County Cricket Club, that fills ... More
 
 
 
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The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
Harleyford Street, Kennington, London SE11 | 13 minutes from The Great River Race
Though it does not have quite the same kudos as Lord's, The Kia Oval (known so because of a sponsorship deal, but usually referred to simply ... More
 
 
 
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The Duchy Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 Sancroft Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 11 minutes from The Great River Race
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Fentiman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
64 Fentiman Road, Kennington, London SW8 | 12 minutes from The Great River Race
The Fentiman Arms is a special pub in Lambeth a cricket ball's throw way from The Oval. They have a lovely wild garden out the back, ... More
 
 
 
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Nine Elms Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane, SW8 | 13 minutes from The Great River Race
On Riverlight Quay near Battersea Power Station stands Young's pub Nine Elms Tavern, named after the neighbourhood created by the regeneration ... More
 
 
 
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Fire
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London SW8 | 7 minutes from The Great River Race
London's biggest and best gay venue, Fire hosts a cluster of different club nights including more and more straight-friendly one-off parties over the weekends. Newly redesigned ... More
 
 
 
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South London Pacific
London > Nightlife > Bars
340 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 12 minutes from The Great River Race
Ten minutes from the nearest tube, in a drab and ugly corner of Oval, sits one of the most surreal nightlife experiences you can have in ... More
 
 
 
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The Tapster
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 15 minutes from The Great River Race
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Tate Britain
London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from The Great River Race
Conference facilities can accomodate up to 1550 people.... More
 
 
 
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Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 10 minutes from The Great River Race
Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. Originally built in ... More
 
 
 
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Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 10 minutes from The Great River Race
Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. The Centre houses ... More
 
 
 

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The Great River RaceThe Great River RaceThe Great River RaceRegarded as the rowing equivalent of the London Marathon, the Great River Race gathers over 330 boats for a 21.6 mile race from the Isle of Dogs in east London to Ham House west of London. Bursting with colour, spectacle, intense competition and casual fun, the race challenges crews to row from the industrial cityscape of Docklands all the way alo2017-09-09T00:00:00+01002017-09-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Sporting Events > Other Sports - Rowing
PRICING  Free for spectators
DATES  Saturday 9th September 2017
VENUE  River Thames 
Regarded as the rowing equivalent of the London Marathon, the Great River Race gathers over 330 boats for a 21.6 mile race from the Isle of Dogs in east London to Ham House west of London. Bursting with colour, spectacle, intense competition and casual fun, the race challenges crews to row from the industrial cityscape of Docklands all the way alo... More about this event
 
 

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BP British Art Displays: A Walk Through British Art
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Britain 2 minutes walk from The Great River Race

Iconic works by artists including Bacon, Constable, Hirst, Hockney, Hogarth, Gainsborough, Lowry, Millais, Spencer, Stubbs and Whiteread, representing 500 years ...More

Queer British Art 1861-1967
Queer British Art 1861-1967
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2017 

Tate Britain 2 minutes walk from The Great River Race

The year 2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales, and Tate Britain ...More

 
Cerith Wyn Evans: The Tate Britain Commission 2017
Exhibitions | Until 20th August 2017 

Tate Britain 2 minutes walk from The Great River Race

A major light installation by the British artist and filmmaker, responding to the Duveen Galleries at the heart of Tate ...More

MC Creed's Annual Birthday Showcase
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 24th June 2017 

The LightBox 5 minutes walk from The Great River Race

Two rooms of house and garage, with a range of selectors including Majestic, Norris Da Boss, DJ S (UK), Mike ...More

Duckie
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th December 2017 

Royal Vauxhall Tavern 6 minutes walk from The Great River Race

Resident DJs Readers Wifes spin pop and indie, hosted by Amy Lame....More

Harrow Young Musicians
Concerts | On 24th June 2017 

St John's Smith Square 9 minutes walk from The Great River Race

A performance by students from the organisation....More

Landmines
Theatre | Until 24th June 2017 

Oval House 13 minutes walk from The Great River Race

The Bridge Company premieres a new play by Phil Davies inspired by the tragic murder of Labour MP Jo Cox....More

Edmund Clark: War Of Terror
Exhibitions | Until 28th August 2017 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 17 minutes walk from The Great River Race

A thought-provoking and immersive exhibition by the artist-photographer, which explores the hidden experiences of state control during the Global War ...More

Afghanistan: Reflections On Helmand
Exhibitions | Until 26th November 2017 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 17 minutes walk from The Great River Race

Objects, photography and video and audio interviews examine the British arrival in Helmand province and how this led to escalated ...More

Sergey Ponomarev: A Lens on Syria
Sergey Ponomarev: A Lens on Syria
Exhibitions | Until 3rd September 2017 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 17 minutes walk from The Great River Race

Part of Syria: A Conflict Explored - a series of exhibitions and events reflecting on the ongoing conflict in Syria ...More

 

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