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Forget the boat race – watch the GOAT race

The Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race is on this weekend.  But we all know it’s going to be packed and hard to get a good view along the river, right?*

So obviously the answer lies here: forget the boat race – head to Spitalfields City Farm to watch the great GOAT race instead.

Yep – you heard me – the Oxford v Cambridge goat race.

Two goats, both named after said universities.  Before they race around the farm, you can place a sly bet as there’ll be bookies on hand – but if that’s not your thing, just enjoy the goat themed stalls and entertainment.

The event starts at 1pm, but the race gets going at 4:30pm, on March 26th.

As expected, this is a popular event so book your tickets here – they’re only £4 (and the cash goes straight back into the farm).

Spitalfields City Farm is on Weaver St, just off Brick Lane.

Nearest Tube: Aldgate East/Liverpool Street

* Ok – if you do want to go and watch the actual Boat race, Time Out has a handy guide to the best viewing spots here.

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The Boat Race

If outdoor activities are your thing – along with men in boats – head down to Putney tomorrow for the annual Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge.

The race has been going for years, so if you’re game, make sure you get down there early as you’ll be in the company of around 250,000 other people vying for a good viewing spot!

The race happens on Saturday, April 3rd, and runs from Putney to Mortlake.  You can try to position yourself along the banks of the river, or there are big screens at Bishop’s Park and Furnival Gardens. If you’re heading to one of the parks, the events kick off at 12 noon.

Otherwise, the main event starts at 4:30pm and lasts 15-20 minutes.  So be quick, or you might miss it!

Nearest Tube: Putney (for the start) or Kew Gardens/Mortlake Rail Station for the end

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