Catch The Boat Race Action On Chiswick Pier

Lots of activity to help you forget the cold

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The weather may be chilly for the Boat Race but the Chiswick Pier Trust has lots going on before and during the race on March 31st,

This year marks the 159th Boat Race. Since the second race in 1836 the contest has taken place on the West London stretch of the Thames, starting at Putney and finishing at Chiswick Bridge, so, not only do you get a fantastic view from Chiswick Pier, but can usually predict who will win.

There will be something going on all afternoon – the Pier House opens at 12.30
where there will be freshly cooked food from the barbecue, including kebabs and wraps served with a selection of salads. And there will be light refreshments and a Fullers’ Bar serving a range of drinks including draught London Pride.

The Riverside Club will be painting young faces from 2.30pm. Then there is a Cutter Parade, featuring a group of cutters which will be moving up river from Dove Pier to Chiswick Bridge, clearing the course by 15.50. This is followed by two races, the Isis versus Goldie Race will start at 16.00 and then the Oxford versus Cambridge Race at 16.30.
At the Pier House you can watch the start and finish of the race in comfort on television then walk outside to watch see the crews as they power upstream passing Chiswick Eyot, the Pier and through to the final bend before Barnes Railway Bridge.

For further information on the Pier and how to get there, contact the Chiswick Pier Trust 020 8742 2713 or log on at

March 26, 2013

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