The Race for Doggett’s Coat & Badge

September 4, 2019 - September 4, 2019

The Doggett’s Race is held each summer on the Thames, starting at London Bridge and ending at Cadogan Pier (Chelsea) – the sites of the Old Swan Tavern and the Swan Inn Chelsea.

Up to six young watermen will row under 11 bridges on the 4 mile 7 furlong (7,400 metre) course. Few annual individual sporting contests in the world can match the continuous history of the Race for Doggett’s Coat and Badge, which began in 1715.

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Part of Totally Thames Festival
September 1-30 

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