Discounted Hotels in London Announced for Boat Race

The 158 th annual boat race between the two Oxbridge Universities will take place on 7 th April.

Released on: March 13, 2012, 10:33 am
Industry: Travel

This April, Britain's two biggest universities will line up to compete in one of the country's most beloved and oldest - sporting fixtures, the annual boat race. Around 250,000 fans are expected to line the route, with 120 million watching on screens across the world.

Starting at Putney Bridge, the two crews will row down the 4.25 mile course, through some of the most beautiful stretches of the Thames. The race begins at 2.15, with pubs and restaurants along the route expecting to be packed. Spectators hoping to witness the boats are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

Helping travelling race fans keep costs down during their stay in the city is, the capital's foremost booking site for hotels in London. Their website is providing significant discounts on a number of high quality hotels in London, each located along the route of the annual boat race.

Among the hotels in London on offer is the three-star The Lodge Hotel in Richmond. A 64% reduction on the standard nightly rate will bring the nightly cost of a double room down to just 89 pounds per person. The Lodge is around 5 minutes walk from the opening stretch of the race at Putney Bridge.

The Holiday Inn Express Wandsworth is located in Smuggler's Way in Wandsworth. Less than 5 minutes walk from the river's edge, the hotel is offering both double and twin rooms at an 80% discount, with rates starting from 62 pounds per night.

For more details on the accommodation featured here, other discounted hotels in London as well as information on the university boat race, visit




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