Oxford women and men
Oxford celebrated two huge victories on the banks of the River Thames. Getty Images

Oxford University's men and women secured a momentous Boat Race double over Cambridge on a historic day in London.

On the first ever staging of the women's and men's races on the same day, The Dark Blues lived up to their favourites tag with two comfortable wins on the River Thames.

The 70th staging of the women's race saw Oxford prevail by six-and-a-half lengths to claim their seventh victory in the last eight duels with Cambridge.

"It's a really special moment, something I've been working towards for three years," Oxford president Anastasia Chitty told BBC Sport.

"It's even more special because so many women [have] not had this opportunity so its really humbling."

A similarly emphatic result followed in the 161st men's race as president Constantine Louloudis became the 15th man to win the race on four separate occasions amid a six length Oxford win.

"Going in the fourth time having not lost, I felt much more pressure especially as I was leading the guys," Louloudis told BBC Sport.

"There were some pretty dark moments coming in but we dealt with it really well on the day. We stuck to our plan and executed a really good race."