Where to watch the 2023 Gemini Boat Races

The 2023 Boat Races will take place on Sunday, 26th March 2023 – read on for the best places to watch in London and beyond!

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Credit: Ben Tufnell for The Boat Races

The 77th Women’s Boat Race, 168th annual Men’s Boat Race and the reserve Boat Races are all set to run on the Championship Course this weekend. Read on to find the perfect place to watch Oxford and Cambridge’s annual battle.

The race programme

Find the full crew announcement here


Race Day Timetable – Sunday, 26 March 2023

TimeRace
16:00 77th Women’s Boat Race
16:15 Women’s Reserve Race: Osiris vs Blondie
16:30 Men’s Reserve Race: Isis vs Goldie
17:00 168th Men’s Boat Race
Time:
16:00
Race:
77th Women’s Boat Race
Time:
16:15
Race:
Women’s Reserve Race: Osiris vs Blondie
Time:
16:30
Race:
Men’s Reserve Race: Isis vs Goldie
Time:
17:00
Race:
168th Men’s Boat Race

How to watch online

The Boat Races will be shown live on BBC One from 15:30 – 17:45 on Sunday, 26 March 2023.

Watch here

Watching internationally? Find your link here.

If you live too far away to experience the thrill of the carnival atmosphere in person, the next best thing is to host a Boat Race watch party at your home or club. Click here for The Boat Races top tips for hosting a party.


Fulham Fan Park

The Boat Race 2023 - Fan Park Overview Fulham

The Fulham Fan Park has been named by The Boat Races as the best place to watch –  big screens will be available for everyone to watch the BBC coverage live, as well as the stretch you’ll see from the park itself. There will be options for street food and Chapel Down, the Official Boat Race Celebration Partner will be serving English Sparking Wine.

There will also be beer from Shepherd Neame.

The park is located at the very start of The Boat Race, and we are delighted to host one of two fan parks in this beautiful location.

Bishops Avenue, London SW6 6EA 

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Furnival Gardens Fan Park

The Boat Race 2023 - Fan Park Overview Hammersmith

The Hammersmith Fan Park is a great place to meet your friends to watch the Boat Races. Located in Furnivall Gardens (just down from British Rowing HQ!), the fan park will also have a big screen available for everyone to watch the BBC coverage live.

There will be delicious street food and beer from Shepherd Neame, Britain’s Oldest Brewer.

There are covered areas, seating, toilets and lots of stands from Boat Race official partners.

Hammersmith Bridge will close at 11am and reopen at 6pm.

Lower Mall, London W6 9DJ

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Along the river bank

Putney Bridge

Get the best views of the start from Putney Bridge, where you’ll be able to see the crews disappear round the Fulham bend, before heading to Bishop’s Park to watch the rest on TV.

Putney Embankment – south side

There are plenty of rowing clubs along this stretch of the river, many of which will be offering tickets on the door. The path runs right up to Hammersmith Bridge, although you may have your view obscured by a couple of bushes…

Fulham Reach – north side

Just before Hammersmith Bridge you’ll find Fulham Reach BC, with plenty of space on the Thames Path for spectators. The Blue Boat pub next door is on hand to offer refreshments while you watch the boats power by.

Chiswick Pier – north side

Situated by the infamous Surrey Bend, could this stretch of the course be where the decisive move is made? Locate yourself here on Boat Race day and you’ll get a great view of the course and possibly see where one of the crews really puts the hammer down.