Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race

WHAT: Cambridge and Oxford – England’s poshest, most famous universities – go toe-to-toe for the 157th time during their annual boat race, which will be watched by thousands of boozy spectators lining the banks of the Thames.

WHEN: March 26.

It’s a great day out and a particularly English way to while away a spring afternoon. If the weather’s good, it can be one of the best outdoor drinking sessions of the year.

Watch for drunk toffs losing their top hats.

Putney Bridge, between Fulham and Putney, SW6 3JD
Tube: Putney Bridge