London’s river marathon. Traditional boats with every level of competitor race up the Thames from Millwall to Ham in spectacular style. The awe-inspiring scene of over 300 crews descended upon the river mustn’t be missed!
The Great River Race, London's River Marathon, is a spectacular race for traditional boats up the River Thames, from Millwall in the east to Ham in the west. It attracts over 300 crews from all over the globe and appeals to every level of competitor from those who enjoy fun, fancy dress and charity stunts, to serious sportsmen and women who want to win and become the UK Traditional Boat Champions in the process. For greatest excitement, head to the riverside between Richmond and Ham House for approx. 3.40pm as the winners cross the line to a cannon broadside and rousing applause. Check greatriverrace.co.uk for viewpoint timings