The Head of the River Race (HORR) is a rowing race held annually on the Thames in London from Mortlake to Putney. The race was devised by Steve Fairbairn and first held on 12 December 1926 with 23 entries. Today 420 crews compete on the 4¼ mile (6.8 km) course. The race is only open to men's eights and is considered to be the peak of the head race season — attracting the top UK crews as well as foreign clubs. ...more on Wikipedia about "Head of the River Race"
The Henley Boat Races are a number of rowing races between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. Taking place on the River Thames at Henley, they are for crews that do not race in the main London Boat Race: ...more on Wikipedia about "Henley Boat Races"
The Henley Festival of Music and the Arts is held each year in July on the bankside of the River Thames at Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England. It uses adapted facilities from the Henley Royal Regatta, which is held the week before. The main stage floats on the river and the audience use one of the grandstands. Each evening it normally features a light classical music concert. There are other smaller stages, art exhibits, roving performers, outdoor restaurants, etc. ...more on Wikipedia about "Henley Festival"
Henley Royal Regatta is a rowing event held every year on the river Thames by the town of Henley-on-Thames, England. It lasts for 5 days (Wednesday to Sunday) over the first weekend in July. Races are head-to-head knock out competitions, raced over a course of 1 mile, 550 yards (2,112 m). The regatta regularly attracts international crews to race. The most prestigious event at the regatta is the Grand Challenge Cup for Men's Eights, which has been awarded since the regatta was first staged. ...more on Wikipedia about "Henley Royal Regatta"
Henley Women's Regatta is a rowing regatta held at Henley-on-Thames, England. It was formed as a result of the lack of women's events at Henley Royal Regatta and first held in 1988. Women's Henley is held on the same stretch of the Thames as Henley Royal but the course is shorter 1,500 m (Henley is 2,112 m) and stops at the Remenham Club. ...more on Wikipedia about "Henley Women's Regatta"
Henley-on-Thames is a town on the north side of the River Thames in South Oxfordshire, England, about 10 miles downstream and north-east from Reading, 10 miles upstream and west from Maidenhead. It is located on the corner between Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. ...more on Wikipedia about "Henley-on-Thames"
The Hogsmill River is one of the tributaries of the River Thames, 6 miles (9.9km) in length: it has a catchment area of 73 km². Its source is a chalk spring in spring line village of Ewell (a corruption of The Well) to flow in a northerly direction to its confluence close to the centre of Kingston-upon-Thames. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hogsmill" shortopedia, just the best. shortopedia
Iffley is a village in Oxfordshire, England, location (at the church), within the boundaries of the city of Oxford, located between the estates of Rose Hill, Cowley, and Donnington, and in close proximity to the River Thames (Isis). Its most notable feature is its original and largely unchanged Norman church, St. Mary the Virgin, which is home to a modern stained glass "Nativity Window" designed by John Piper. Largely untouched by modern housing developments, the village remains a desirable place to live, and this is reflected in its relatively-high house prices. ...more on Wikipedia about "Iffley"
The Jubilee River is a new channel which was built during the 1990s to divert flood waters from the River Thames around Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jubilee River"
An ancient officer of the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. It dates from the 13th century, but was abolished in 1993, when it was replaced by two new offices, the Warden of the Swans and the Marker of the Swans. ...more on Wikipedia about "Keeper of the Queen's Swans"
Kelmscott is a small village close to the River Thames in south-west Oxfordshire near the Gloucestershire border. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kelmscott"
Kemble is a village in Gloucestershire, England. It lies just four miles from Cirencester and is the closest settlement to the source of the River Thames. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kemble, Gloucestershire"
Kingston upon Thames is the principal settlement of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. It was the ancient market town where Saxon kings were crowned and is now a lively suburb of London situated 10 miles (16.1 km) south west of Charing Cross. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kingston upon Thames"
The Leander Club is based in Henley-on-Thames, and is one of the oldest rowing clubs in the world, with only two Oxford College Boat Clubs being founded before, Brasenose College Boat Club and Jesus College Boat Club (the two competing in a Head race in 1815). ...more on Wikipedia about "Leander Club"
Lechlade is a town in Gloucestershire, England, and is the highest navigable point on the River Thames. It is located at the southern edge of the Cotswolds. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lechlade"
Lightermen were workers who transferred goods between ships and quays, aboard flat-bottomed barges called lighters. They were one of the most characteristic groups of workers in London's docks during the heyday of the Port of London, but their trade was eventually rendered largely obsolete by changes in shipping technology. They were closely associated with the watermen, who carried passengers, and had their own livery company called the Company of Watermen and Lightermen. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lightermen"
Llud a God based on Lludd Llaw Eraint, the Welsh ruler of Celtic Britain. His brother, Llevelys (or Llefelys), ruled Gaul. Lludd was the son of Beli Mawr and was nicknamed "Llawereint the Silver-handed". ...more on Wikipedia about "Llud"
There are 45 Locks on the River Thames. In upstream to downstream order, from source to sea, they are: ...more on Wikipedia about "Locks on the River Thames"
The British Airways London Eye, sometimes called the Millennium Wheel (Coordinates: ), is the first-built and largest observation wheel in the world (a type of or evolution on the Ferris wheel), and has been since its opening at the end of 1999. It stands 135 metres (443 feet) high on the western end of Jubilee Gardens, on the South Bank of the River Thames in Lambeth, London, England, between Westminster and Hungerford Bridges. It is adjacent to London's County Hall, and stands opposite the offices of the Ministry of Defence situated in Westminster which it overlooks to the west. ...more on Wikipedia about "London Eye"
Maidenhead is a town in Berkshire, England, and has a population of around 60,000. The town is part of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. It lies on the west bank of the River Thames and is situated 25.7 miles (41.3 km) west of Charing Cross in London. ...more on Wikipedia about "Maidenhead"
The Marchioness disaster occurred on the River Thames in London, England, on 20 August 1989, when the pleasure boat Marchioness sank after being run down by the dredger Bowbelle. The two boats collided under Cannon Street Railway Bridge. 51 of the 132 passengers on the Marchioness, who were attending a private birthday party, were drowned. Many of the victims were young people working in the fashion industry, and included Francesca Dallaglio, sister of Lawrence Dallaglio, who later became captain of the England national rugby union team. ...more on Wikipedia about "Marchioness disaster"
A new office in the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom, created in 1993 when the ancient post of Keeper of the Queen's Swans (which dated from the 13th century) was divided into two new posts. The second is the Warden of the Swans. The Marker of the Swans participates in the annual activity of Swan Upping on the River Thames. ...more on Wikipedia about "Marker of the Swans"
Marlow (previously Great Marlow or Chipping Marlow) is a town on the very southern tip of Buckinghamshire, England. It is located on the River Thames, four miles south of High Wycombe, and four miles north west of Maidenhead. ...more on Wikipedia about "Marlow, Buckinghamshire"
Medmenham is a village in Buckinghamshire, England. It is located on the River Thames, about three and a half miles southwest of Marlow, three miles east of Henley-on-Thames. ...more on Wikipedia about "Medmenham"
Mill Meadows is part of the flood plain of the River Thames at Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England. It is an area of natural beauty close to the centre of Henley. Marsh Lock is close by and the River and Rowing Museum, established in 1998, is located there. There is car parking available (for a charge) and it is a popular destination on warm sunny days. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mill Meadows"
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