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London Marathon

London Marathon

Take advantage of the wonderful London Marathon. Enjoy cheering crowds and fancy dress fundraisers, the London Marathon is our very own world-famous running race.

Covering 26.2 miles and closed roads left, right and centre, it takes over the city for one weekend every year. 

This year's marathon takes place on Sunday April 23 2017.

Attracting professionals, celebrities and some truly impractical outfits, the London Marathon is a 26.2 mile race around the streets of London.

It attracts just as many supporters as participants, and the atmosphere on the day is something truly special. Those who'd like to run can enter by ballot or take up a fundraising place via their favourite charity.

The route starts south of the Thames and passes through Greenwich before crossing the river over Tower Bridge. It then continues through central London before finishing in glory in front of Buckingham Palace.

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