1829 University boat race was first held on the River Thames between Oxford who won that year and Cambridge. Two crews of 8 men. Today women also race and boating is enjoyed in a variety of formats along the Thames from the THames Clipper services to various docs, to river meal cruises, Barges, to sailing ships, canoes, peddal power, classic row boats.
Birthday of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
a gun salute is normally held in one of the royal parks.