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    Best Pizza in London
  • tapcoffee Tap Coffee
    Coffee time in Warren St
  • exmouthespresso Bean Review
    Exmouth Espresso Blend
  • kurobuta Kurobuta
    Japanese Tapas
  • oddonos Oddono's
    Gelato in Chiswick
  • smokehouse Smokehouse
    Mouthwatering Burgers and BBQ
  • firehouse No 197 Fire Station
    Complete disaster
  • irisandjune Iris & June
    Independent Coffee Shop in Victoria
  • coffeeguide The Not Official London Coffee Guide
    Humble take on the independent scene
  • dumdum Dum Dum Donutterie
    They don't have Cronuts but they do Cros
  • bonanza Bean Review
    Bonanza's Espresso Blend
  • moo Moo Cantina
    Lomito Time
  • chorbizarre Chor Bizarre
    Restaurant with personality
  • squaremilebelen Bean Review
    Square Mile's Belen Espresso
  • ottolenghi Ottolenghi
    Not as good as usual!
  • quantus Quantus
    European cuisine in Chiswick
  • pearlliang Pearl Liang
    About Time for a Chinese

157 Competitions Latter They’re Still Rowing

The Boat Race is a huge event here in London, watched live by a quarter million alongside the bank of the Thames. All started in 1829 when Cambridge sent a challenge to Oxford on 12 March. The tradition is that the previous year loser sends the challenge to the other university.

2011 winners Oxford (copyright The Xchanging Boat Race)

The circuit is on the river Thames from Putney Bridge to Chiswick Bridge. In 1829 the race was held on Henley on Thames, then moved to Westminster the following year and finally in 1845 was moved to Putney.

Hammersmith waiting for the race

2010 Race

Two eights competing steered by coxs, even Dr House Hugh Laurie is a former blue who was part of the Cambridge team in 1980. 157 races later and Cambridge has the lead in the series 80-76.

Morris dancers entertaining the crowds

Boats remind me the Seinfeld episode “The Andrea Doria” where George is fighting to keep a new flat.

Jerry: Hey. How's the new place?
George: Gone. The tenant association made me give it to this guy because he was an Andrea Doria survivor.
Elaine: Andrea Doria? Isn't that the one they did the song about?
Jerry: Edmund Fitzgerald.
Elaine: I love Edmund Fitzgerald's voice.
Jerry: No, Gordon Lightfoot was the singer. Edmund Fitzgerald was the ship.
George: You could fit 15 people in that bathroom.
Elaine: I think Gordon Lightfoot was the boat.
Jerry: Yeah, and it was rammed by the Cat Stevens.
Kramer: The Andrea Doria collided with the Stockholm in dense fog 21 miles off the coast of Nantucket.


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