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.
Part of Totally Thames Festival