Over 150 years of Heritage

London Rowing Club, founded in 1856, is the oldest club on the Thames Embankment, it was established to rival the university crews which then dominated Henley Regatta. Rural Putney was chosen, where the skies were clear and the water was relatively clean, located away from the throng of the city but close enough to be accessed easily. Click here to find out more about London Rowing Club.

Our Trophy Cabinet

In three centuries and all major events, including the World Championships and the 2012 London Olympics (at which Gold and Silver were won), London Rowing Club members have won an abundance of medals.


Lightweight Women’s Double Scull
Kat Copeland & Sophie Hosking (LRC)


Lightweight Men’s Four Rob Williams (LRC), Peter Chambers, Richard Chambers & Chris Bartley

Regattas & Boat Races

Henley Regatta is one of the pinnacles of the rowing year with everything building up to the July event. The Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race is also an important part of the clubs calendar, with the starting flag raised within view from the Club House.