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.

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Greenwich Park details

Greenwich Park, Park Row, SE10 8XJ

Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park boasts the honour of being the oldest enclosed Royal Park. Formerly a hunting ground for Henry VIII, the park still maintains a...

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Transport Cutty Sark DLR or Greenwich,53, 177, 180, 286 bus


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