Great River Race
Sat 9 Sep - Sat 9 Sep 2017Past event
Get a close-up view of riverside life along both sides of the Thames on this fascinating and leisurely 2.5 hour walking tour from Richmond to Twickenham, which encompasses four miles across flat terrain.
See where knights once jousted and the remains of a royal palace, pass beneath London’s oldest surviving Thames bridge, continue past water meadows with grazing cattle, take in magnificent riverside views and the home of a king’s mistress.
By the great Jacobean mansion Ham House, you cross the river by Hammerton’s ferry and pass the villas of Twickenham riverside, including the former refuges of French royal exiles. Meet the saucy ‘Naked Ladies’ and see quirky Eel Pie Island, the home of rhythm & blues and working boatyards.
Look out for wildlife along the way including herons, swans, cormorants, kestrels, bats and even a dolphin if you’re lucky!
The finish line will be at Twickenham’s classic Thames waterfront and the welcoming pubs, cafes and restaurants of picturesque Church Street.Return to London or back to Richmond from nearby Twickenham rail station, or by bus to Richmond.