London Marathon 2013
Sun Apr 21
Time Out says
The annual long-distance race starts from three different points in Greenwich Park and covers 26.2 miles. The biggest crowds of spectators gather at Tower Bridge and Embankment and the emotional finish of the Marathon takes place on the Mall in front of Buckingham Palace. This year the race runs around the newly restored Cutty Sark with good viewing points in Cutty Sark Gardens. The Greenwich Foot Tunnel (with new lifts) will be open (it will have a one way - south to north - flow for two hours between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm to allow spectators to cross to the north side of the route). Around 35,000 runners take part, nearly 80 per cent of whom are fundraising for charity (Marathon places are allocated by ballot; the ballot to run in 2013 is closed but there is still an opportunity to take part by running for charity - see the website for details). Spectators can plan where to watch the London Marathon using an interactive map of the course online.
Discover where to watch the marathon plus places to eat and drink nearby at www.timeout.com/marathon