If you are interested in racing the Women’s Eights Head of the River in London but are based outside the UK please look at the information below.


If you have decided to enter the Women’s Eights Head of the River as a foreign crew your first step will be to email clubs@britishrowing.org. The National Governing Body of Rowing in England will need to register your club name on the race entry system.

Once your club is set up on the British Rowing system each individual in your crew needs to buy a race license which costs £10 per person and lasts for a year. You can buy your race license via the following link and clicking on Scottish & Overseas membership: British Rowing Race Membership

When your crew have bought the license, you will be able to enter the crew using: Overseas Entry

When entering your crew do make sure you have contacted one of the host clubs so you can use their facilities. You need to have contacted a host club before you can select them in the system as one.

Where to stay

Hotels close to the race course are:

MK Hotel Putney

317 Putney Bridge Road, Wandsworth, London, SW15 2PG, United Kingdom

Premier Inn London – Putney Bridge

3 Putney Bridge Approach, Fulham, London SW6 3JD
Telephone: 0871 527 8674

The Bridge Pub & Rooms – Hammersmith Bridge

204 Castelnau Barnes, London, SW13 9DW, United Kingdom
Telephone: 0208 563 9811

Other useful websites:



The London airports with the shortest travel distance to the Women’s Head of the River course are Heathrow, Gatwick and City airport. If you fly into Luton or Stansted please take into account extra travel time to get to central London.


A great option to travel to London without any baggage restrictions is by train. The Eurostar runs from Brussel and Paris directly to London St Pancras station.

Additional information

You want to arrive in London on Friday and have to allow time for a pre-paddle to get familiar with the river Thames.