Follow the Mayflower Great River Race 2020

On the 5th of September 2020 The Great River Race celebrate the anniversary of the Mayflower sailing from Plymouth to America.

The Great River Race is London’s River Marathon. A spectacular boat-race up the River Thames, it attracts over 330 crews from all over the world. This is a traditional boat championship that is celebrating its thirty third year; Almost 22 Miles from London Docklands to Ham in Richmond.

We at Crusader Travel have been friends of the GRR, participants in the race for many years and arrange accommodation, service and excursions to complement this great weekend.

Accommodation available Friday the 4th – Saturday the 5th September (Extensions pre and post-race on request)


The Lensbury, Teddington, TW11 9NU (deposit £40.00 per room)

Single room £85.00 per room per night
Double/Twin Room £120.00 per room per night
Triple Room  Executive room only on request
Executive room  £50.00 supplement for two per night 

A limited number of executive rooms can accommodate children for an additional £20.00 per night on request.

Rates are inclusive of VAT.
Price includes: – Bed and breakfast
Free parking (trailers on request)
Full use of Leisure Facilities.

The Alexander Pope TW1 4RB (deposit £40.00 per room)

Single room 4th Sept £129.00  & 5th Sept £139.00

Twin/Double 4th Sept £139.00 & 5th Sept £149.00

Family rooms on request

Travelodge, Teddington TW11 9AD (deposit £20.00 per room)

4th September
Single/Double/ £63.00 per room per night

Family (twin) £74 child free, 3rd adult £15.00

5th September
Single/Double/ room £97.00 per room per night

Family (twin) £109.00 child free, 3rd adult £15.00

Rates above are room only – breakfast payable locally is £9.25. Limited free car parking

Additional Great River Race Weekend Services

These are the prices for Spectator Boat Tickets from the start of the race, and shuttle bus transfers between the three hotels and the race start.

Shuttle Bus 5 September 

Price – £19.75 – Hotel to Start 19.75 departure 08:30 from both hotels

Spectator Boat (5th Sept) one way from the start to Richmond Riverside

Adult £32.50

Under 16 £16.50
Family ticket (2 adults, 2 under 16) £82.50

Visit to the world famous Rugby Football Stadium

Selected times Friday 4th & Sunday 6th                  

£25 adult; check for concessional rates.

Advance booking essential

Merry Pedaller guided bike tours £35.00 per person, bike provided

Thursday 3rd September, from Lensbury Hotel Hampton Court 14:00 – 18:00

Saturday 5th for River Race Spectators only. From Richmond Green through Richmond Park to Ham where the Great River Race ends. 10.00 – 14:00

Sunday 6th Richmond Park to Petersham Nurseries visit café for lunch if wished. Child bikes and prices available on request

Eel Pie Island Museum

Celebrating all that has made this amazing small island so famous – from its unique working boatyards to the part the Eel Pie Island Hotel that played in the British Blues Explosion of the 1960s and 1970s. Many superstars such as The Rolling Stones, the Who, Eric Clapton and Rod Stewart kick start their musical careers…and forever connected to Eel Pie.

Walk to the Twickenham embankment and watch the island opposite.

  • Friday 4th afternoon (times to be confirmed)
  • Saturday 5th 09.00
  • Sunday 6th 09.00
  • 2 hr walking tour and guided tour of Museum
  • From Eel Pies to its Music, through the ages
  • In 2019 it was voted the most innovative museum by the Travel Writers Guild.
The Great River Race Enquiry

All reservations/offers are subject to our booking conditions which are available on our website or on request from us. By making a reservation with us you are deemed to have read & agreed to our booking conditions. Please also be aware that any quoted offers/rates are subject to availability at the time of booking.

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