London Marathon: April 23rd
There are just two short days until the London Marathon kicks off and if you’ve sorted out luxury minibus hire to take you to the capital, then you should definitely find out where the best places are to watch all the inspiring runners take on the 26-mile course.
If you know someone running, you can download the official Virgin Money London Marathon app so you can track them. It’ll update automatically when they cross the start line and then again at 5km intervals. It’ll also predict where they’ll be on the course based on the pace they’re running.
For spectators, there are several spots that are good to stand and watch, such as St James’s Park – but be aware that there will likely be hordes of people, so expect queues and delays throughout the day.
In terms of places to avoid on the day, places like Greenwich town centre and the Cutty Sark will probably be really busy and you’ll likely find it hard to move around, let alone see any of the action. Tower Bridge will also be rammed, as well any spots from mile 24 to the end of the course at The Mall.
There’s a meet and greet area in Horse Guards Road and Horse Guards Parade if you want to meet up with your marathon-running friends after they’ve finished, but again it’ll be busy so bear this in mind. It might be worth coming up with another meeting point before the 23rd so you know you won’t have to search for people in a scrum.