The organisers claim that up to 300,000 spectators in London will line the four-and-a-quarter-mile Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race course from Putney to Mortlake on the afternoon of Sunday March 27 2016, with the historic boat race starting at 5.50pm. So where will you be? We've put together a list of prime location pubs along the route, all perfect for a pint while you spectate.
While there's no grandstand this year, the Black Lion will still be setting up a heated marquee complete with a live band. Outside, they'll be serving up hot pies and food from the barbie, or there's a £25 Sunday roast from noon till 3pm (which has to be booked in advance) for those sitting indoors.
Boat Race in the Park Festival (Bishop’s Park and Furnivall Gardens)
Hammersmith & Fulham Council and the Boat Race organisers will once again be holding two special free ‘Boat Race in the Park’ events at Bishop’s Park in Fulham and Furnivall Gardens in Hammersmith. Bishop’s Park will have a big screen, beer tents, food, family fun and live music.
Sat Apr 11. Bishop’s Park, SW6 6EA and Furnivall Gardens W6 9DH
Visit theboatraces.org for more information.
With the starting line outside its front door, the Star & Garter always go big for the Boat Race. Along with TV and projectirs screening the race, three floors will host live bands and DJs, wo'll will be playing from midday through to the small hours of the evening. Entry is free all day.
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As always, the Duke’s Head going to town with Boat Race festivities. There will be live music from 2pm, screenings of both (men's and women's) boat races, screening ofthe Grand Naction (which takes place on the same day) and then live DJs until late in the downstairs Rowing Club. Entry is free, but you are recommended to get there early.
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