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50th Thames Historic Barge Race

 
 Time to be confirmed
 Free

The 50th Annual Historic Barge Race will consist of about 12 teams of between four & six crewmembers. Each crew will drive (steer & row) 30 ton Thames barges over a seven mile course for approximately 90 minutes between Greenwich & Westminster Bridge.

Considerable skill is required to pilot unpowered barges ‘rowed under oars’ or sweeps & ride tidal river currents alone. In a wider context the race encourages ongoing interest in moving cargo via water as a way to recruit younger people back into traditional river trades.

Where to Watch the Race

The apprentice race covers 7 miles of river from Greenwich Reach to Westminster Bridge. The barges row under ten of London’s Bridges & eight of these are accessible to pedestrians making them excellent vantage points to see the race.


Contact and Booking Details

 
 Time to be confirmed
 Free

Booking details and information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

Disclaimer: All information given is correct at the time of compiling the listings. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser. Photos and images used in this listing are supplied by the organiser.

2024-06-22 00:00 2024-06-22 00:00 Europe/London 50th Thames Historic Barge Race Watch teams drive 30 ton Thames barges over a seven mile course from Greenwich and Westminster. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2024/06/22/50th-thames-historic-barge-race-391611 Various locations,London,,

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