London Marathon 2024

June 3, 2024
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London Marathon The London Marathon is one of the most exciting events in the city’s sporting calendar each year. Whether you were lucky enough to get one of the coveted spots to take part in the race or just want to cheer on these amazing athletes, you’ll want to plan ahead to make sure you understand the marathon route and how to make the most of your time in the city during this weekend. Keep reading as we share some of the key things you need to know about this year’s London Marathon and the best London hotels for your stay.

When is the London Marathon 2024? The London Marathon has been a staple event on the London events calendar since 1981. This year, it takes place on Sunday, April 21st 2024 and covers 26.2 miles around the city. It’s a challenging feat for the athletes, who come from all backgrounds to unite together to raise money for fantastic charities. Even if you are just spectating, you’ll come away feeling inspired at the end of the day.

The London Marathon Route Due to the size of the race, there are three different start lines for the London Marathon, offering a slightly different beginning to the race to avoid congestion with this many runners taking part. All of the starting points are located between Greenwich and Blackheath, and the colour on the race number shows runners where they will start. The first miles are the most crowded for runners heading towards Cutty Sark. One of our favourite spots to watch the race is near Cutty Sark, where the local pubs all get into the swing of things and are packed out with spectators. The race continues through Deptford and Surrey Quays before heading to Rotherhithe and Tower Bridge.

Tower Bridge is one of the most exciting points in the race for runners before continuing through Canary Wharf and Isle of Dogs. By mile 20, you reach Popular High Street before heading onto Tower Hill and Embankment. Although racers are starting to get tired at this point, the sights of the London Eye and Big Ben usually help to spur them on. The finish of the race takes you to Embankment, St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace before you cross the finish line near the Mall.

Best London Hotels for the London Marathon For runners, you’ll find our Great St Helen Street Hotel is well connected to transportation around the site, making it easy to get to and from your hotel. Hotel Cavendish is one of our top central London hotels for spectators, who can enjoy heading over to the finish line to cheer on runners in their final miles. Arran House Hotel is a good option for spectators who want to travel to some of the earlier miles, as you’ll be just a short walk from Euston Station. Our Bloomsbury Palace, Mabledon Court and Hatton Garden Hotel are also all near tube stations to help you make the most of your time during the marathon weekend.

The London Marathon is a highlight of the year for many of our staff, and we can’t wait to welcome runners and spectators alike to our hotels. Check out our full selection of hotels to find the perfect place to stay on the marathon route. Make sure you book soon to avoid disappointment during this weekend which will attract people from around the world to cheer on these incredible runners.

 

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