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Established 1890 | Affiliated to British Rowing and CSSC


Current Safety Notices

Hamhaugh Island Fire Safety Training
28th September 2019

Fulham Football Ground Works (Updated)
22nd July 2019

Chiswick Pier navigation
10th July 2019

PLA Notices to Mariners - Upper River Notices

U39 of 2019
Horse Reach (Lower) - Richmond Rail Bridge - Arch Closures

U38 of 2019
Barn Elms Reach (Upper) - Hammersmith Bridge - Reduced Headroom

U37 of 2019
Horse Reach (Lower) - Richmond Lock, Weir & Footbridge - Refurbishment Works


Cygnet RC, The Civil Service Boat House, Riverside Drive, Dukes Meadows, Chiswick  W4 2SH

NOTE: if you put that postcode into Googlemaps or your sat nav. then you are likely to be directed to Chiswick Boat house on the other side of the railway line. If you use W4 2SX in your sat nav. you'll be directed to Esporta Health Club which just behind the boathouse.


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The train is probably the easiest way to get to the club on public transport as Barnes Bridge mainline station is just a short walk over the bridge, on the other side of the river. Barnes Bridge station is on the 'Hounslow loop' between Waterloo and Weybridge. Trains run every 15 minutes during the week but only once an hour on Sundays.

The footbridge is on the London bound side (platform 1) of Barnes Bridge.

The 209 and 419 run between Hammersmith and Mortlake or Richmond respectively and the bus stop is right next to Barnes Bridge on the other side of the river from the boat house.

The nearest tube is Hammersmith and you will have to take a bus from there.

Dukes Meadows can be accessed at either end from the A316 on the north (Chiswick) side of the river.

The best option (and only option with high vehicle or if towing a boat trailer) is via Riverside Drive at the crossroads with A316 and Staveley Road. You will pass sports grounds on both sides before a 90 right turn takes you along the riverside and past the Band Stand. Ours is the first boathouse that you come to from that direction, on the left hand side.

You can also come via Dan Mason Drive at the crossroads with A316 and Hartington Road, just off the north side of Chiswick bridge. You will pass Tideway Scullers School on the right and Duke's Meadows Golf Club on the left. Eventually you will jink around Chiswick boat house on the right, then alongside and under the railway popping-out opposite the Riverside Heath & Rackets club. Turn right and continue around the 90 left hand bend which takes you behind our boat house and onto Duke's Meadows.

As per the road, obviously but bikes can also approach via the path alongside the railway from Chiswick Station or along the towpath from Hammersmith. If coming from the Surrey side of the river you will have to carry a bike on and off of Barnes Bridge.

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