The Boat Race Preview

Ravenscourt Park tube station, London

Guided by Ann

Walk Times

DayWalk TypeStart TimeEnd Time
22 March 2020 Tour du Jour10.45 am12.45 pm Winter

BEST READ

If you don’t know your saxboards from your rowlocks, this is for you, An irreverent look at the 165th annual Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race. Next weekend 250,000 people will be down by the riverside – today we’ll follow the course in peace. There’s blue fever, gossip about who won, who sank, and what the neighbours said. And a special this year – old man river, James Cracknell. At 46 he’s the oldest ever contestant, winning prizes before some of his teammates were born. Guided by Ann.

SHORT READ

Blues Boys, Buoys, Boats, Bridges & Troubled Waters. If

LONGER BY A LENGTH READ

I love seeing the place when we’ve got it to ourselves. When what’s ahead is just a dream. Away from the madding crowd. Quiet reflection time – the mood and beauty of the scene (captured perfectly in this Pete Rumney painting).

THE BOAT RACE SNEAK PREVIEW WALK – THE PRACTICALS

In the Winter 2019-2020 London Walks programme the Boat Race Sneak Peek Preview walk takes place at 10.45 am on Sunday, March 22. The meeting point is just outside the exit of Ravenscourt ParkTube Stop.

LONDON WALKS PRIVATE WALKS

If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Mountain Building & Meteorites in the City of London walks it can always be booked as a private tour. If you go private you can have the The Boat Race Preview walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We’ll tailor it to your requirements. Ring Fiona or Noel or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at privatewalks@walks.com and we’ll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they’re good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.

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A private London Walk makes a fab gift – be it a birthday or anniversary or Christmas present or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that’s special. Memories make us rich.

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