However, you won’t find most of the items on our list in typical roundups of famous tourist attractions – we were looking instead for things that are part of Londoners’ own experiences of their city, as well as places that help to draw visitors into the life of the city as it is lived by its inhabitants.
Cambridge win the 158th Boat Race after a swimmer in the River Thames forces a restart and Oxford break an oar in a clash moments after the resumption. The race aired live on BBC AMERICA. Watch the highlights on BBC.com
Boat Race 2012 airs LIVE on Saturday at 8:45am ET on BBC AMERICA
Live coverage of the annual rowing battle along London’s River Thames between the competing eights of Oxford and Cambridge universities. The first race took place in 1829, and has been held every year since 1856.