Catch The Boat Race Action at Chiswick Pier
Perfect vantage point to watch Oxford vs Cambridge on Easter Saturday
Catch the boat race action at Chiswick Pier house on Saturday 3rd April. From the Pier House you can watch the start and finish of the race in comfort on television then walk outside to watch the live action as the boats pass. Chiswick Pier provides one of the best views of the Boat Race so you can watch the crews as they power upstream past Chiswick Eyot, the Pier and through to the final bend before Barnes Railway Bridge.
To keep you entertained there’ll be live music from Shenanigans, delicious food from the barbecue, light refreshments and a Fullers’ Bar serving draught London Pride and glasses of wine.
The Pier House opens at 12.30 for pre-race refreshments and entertainment.
The race starts at Putney around 4.30 pm. with the crews passing Chiswick Pier around 11 minutes later.
Chiswick Pier and Pier House are managed by the Chiswick Pier Trust, a registered charity dedicated to putting Londoners in touch with the River Thames. It is staffed mainly by volunteers.
The waterfront was built as a result of a joint effort between local people and Hounslow Council. The council granted a lease to the Chiswick Pier Trust, a charity set up to run the facilities, and in the summer of 1997, the Pier and Pier House were officially opened. These facilities spawned many public uses including a thriving canoe club, a Sea Cadets unit offering local youngsters the chance to learn river skills, one of the UK’s busiest RNLI stations plus a river education centre run by the Thames Explorer Trust and visited by over 6,000 people, young and old, during the last year.
Residential boats moored at the Pier offer an interesting collection of historic hulls and the visitors’ pontoon provides a welcome stopping place for cruising boats (a rare facility on the London River.) It’s also an excellent location for the public to watch river events such as the Boat Race and Great River Race, and to enjoy river-related talks and activities organised by the Trust.
March 10, 2010