Boat Race 2015 route: Map of best places to watch in Putney, Hammersmith and Chiswick

A detailed look at the best places to watch the Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge

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The 2015 Men's Boat Race takes place on the Tideway on Saturday 11 March, with the main event due to get underway at 5.50pm.

Next to Putney Bridge, the crews of Oxford and Cambridge University rowing teams will line-up before getting the call to begin the gruelling course, which stretches 4 miles and 374 yards along the River Thames.

The actual start line is marked by the first University Stone on the south bank of the river, and it's this part of the race that has often proven the most difficult to get right with both boats floating with the tide.

But once they're away, the battle begins, and along the route they'll pass such iconic London landmarks such as Fulham' Craven Cottage, Hammersmith Bridge and The Bandstand.

Click on the graphic below to see our interactive guide to The Boat Race.


Map created by mapping company Esri UK

Finally, the two teams will round Surrey bend and head towards Chiswick Bridge, where the 2015 Boat Race winner will be crowned.

You can follow the action live with The Independent on our live blog coverage from 5pm on Saturday 11 March.