The 2017 Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race takes place in the late afternoon this Sunday 2 April.
The traditional race is at 5.35pm preceded by the Women’s Race at 4.35pm.
So expect the riverside from Putney Bridge to Mortlake to be crowded, especially at Putney, all afternoon.
Upstream on the towpath there is usually some room to see the race. The Hammersmith side with its pubs tends to be especially crowded.
There will be live coverage from the river on BBC1 from 4pm.