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Boating In London

In January, London’s ExCel is filled with thousands of boats for London International Boat Show. Whether you’re looking for a new yacht, or want to browse the latest wake-boarding gear, the show has something for everyone.

Every Spring, the beautiful Henley-on-Thames is host to the Newton Women’s Boat Race, where Oxford races against Cambridge along the river.

Head of the River Race takes place every March, where 400 crews race from Mortlake to Putney along the Thames.

Each year, Oxford and Cambridge compete on the river Thames in the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. The race is always exciting and if you can get to the Thames on the day, you can really soak up the atmosphere.

Hyde Park has a fleet of rowing and pedal boats which operate on the famous Serpentine and the UK’s first Solarshuttle, a magnificent vessel which glides silently across the lake powered only by the sun. Boating on the Serpentine is open from April until October 31.

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