Boat Race

Thameside homes with the best riverside views of the route

Every year, more than 250,000 people line up on the banks of the Thames to watch the annual Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race. First staged in 1829, the 4.2 mile competition begins at Putney Bridge and ends in Chiswick.

The challenge was first brought about by two school friends, one from St John’s College Cambridge and the other from Christ Church Oxford. Since 1856, the event has been held every year, except for during the two World Wars and the 2020 pandemic.

Today, the race is broadcast on television and watched by approximately 15 million people worldwide. But, while visitors come from all corners of the globe to see this historic rowing competition, what better place is there to view the event than from your own home?

Located adjacent to the river and with spectacular views of the first leg of the race, Rainville Road is a newly built townhouse that forms part of a luxurious gated development in Palace Wharf.



Split over four floors, the ground floor entrance leads to a large bespoke kitchen with fully integrated appliances and a polished quartz worktop. Upstairs, the first level is ideal for entertaining with two spacious reception rooms, the larger of which has bi-folding doors that open onto a balcony that overlooks the Thames.

Two double bedrooms take up the second floor, each of which has their own en suite bathroom with marble tiles, and heated mirrors. The west facing room has a private riverside terrace, as does the principal bedroom suite that takes up the entire third floor. This room receives a huge amount of light thanks to its wall-to-ceiling windows and features a walk-in wardrobe lined with walnut wood.

‘Streets away from the cafes and restaurants of Fulham Palace Road, and less than half a mile from Bishops Park, Rainville Road offers the peace and tranquillity of riverside living together with the comforts of an interior designed home,’ says Charlie Killeen, Director of Dexters Hammersmith. ‘It would be perfect for a growing family, as well as any fans of rowing!’