Cheering the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race this Sunday

Cheering the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race this Sunday

A legendary race

We can't live in Barnes without celebrating the world-famous institution that is the Oxbridge Boat Race. The Cambridge and Oxford rowing teams will face each other on the River Thames, as they have done since 1829, and annually since 1856 except for the World Wars. Cambridge has won 81 times and Oxford 76 times. Will Oxford be victor this year or will the gap between England’s top universities widen?

The boat race: what you need to know

The race is planned for Sunday 31st March at 4.30pm, falling on Easter Day. The course starts in Putney and ends in Mortlake, 6.8 km (4 miles 374 yards) away - this course has been used since 1845. Warm up before the big show with the reserve crew race, a great introduction to the Boat Race. Check out the Boat Race timetable, come to our shop and get a folding chair like our Bistro folding chairs, grab something to eat and go enjoy the race!

Stay in the festive spirit

Our store will be open for special extended hours on Sunday from 10am until 5.30pm so you can enjoy the boat race and come and see us either before or after the show. Stay in the festive spirit after cheering up your favourite rowing team and start now preparing for a wonderful summer. We’re sure it’s on its way! We have great designer outdoor furniture, including garden hoses and summer must-haves: sunshades and parasols. Worst case scenario, your parasols will make great giant umbrellas!

Louisiane Bench by Fermob
Spring party?

Thinking ahead for a spring party? Get the bunting out and add some pre-season colour to your garden with Fermob. With 24 colours to choose from, even if the weather is gloomy, your furniture won’t be! Dining chairs and tables are great for creating an outdoor dining area.

For something less formal and more versatile try the Louisiane Bench by Fermob. It adds a great splash of colour anywhere in your garden and creates an ambiance with its timeless style. It is brilliant for just sitting and enjoying your garden, or for having a bite during a barbecue. You can also grab a book and bask in the sun, with or without family by your side. The Louisiane bench is available in two lengths, 150cm and 200cm (59” and 79”) depending on the space you have and the number of people you want to sit. It is weather-resistant and made in steel, so it’s perfect for kids (and adults) to sit on after a swim in the pool (or a shower with our flamboyant garden hoses!)

You can come to our shop whenever you want - we’d love to show you around. Here every season we seek to bring you better and brighter designer outdoor furniture. We’re welcoming spring even if spring is late arriving, so come and enjoy! .

Posted by Iconography Ltd
29th March 2013
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