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The annual Swan Upping event is a colourful event. The Royal Swan Uppers, who wear the scarlet uniform of Her Majesty The Queen, travel in traditional rowing skiffs together with Swan Uppers from the Vintners’ and Dyers’ livery companies over 5 days. Swan Upping takes place on the Thames between Sunbury and Abingdon, between 16 and 20 July and plays an important role in the conservation of the mute swan.
Commencing on Monday 16th July from Sunbury on Thames and finishing on Friday 20th July at Abingdon on Thames, Oxfordshire. A timed schedule will be published during May 2018.