We’re midweek in, Thursday’s weather forecast is 27 degrees and The London Marathon is fast approaching. This week has already started on the right foot and we couldn’t be more excited for the weekend ahead. With 40,000 people descending to the streets of London to run the 26-mile and 385yd course around the city, here are some top things you need to know about the 2018 London Marathon.

What is the London Marathon?

The Marathon is a 26.2-mile race around the streets of London. With roughly 40,000 participants due to run this route, it is one of London’s key events in spring.  It attracts just as many supporters and the atmosphere of the day is something truly remarkable. There will be a lot of road closures Sunday 22nd, so driving in or around London will be quite difficult.

Where to leave your car? 

However, if you have no other option and want to cheer them on, we have a couple of car parks suitable for this event. Starting in Canary Wharf you could see the participants off from the start line on Blackheath road. As they leave Rotherhithe and head down to Bermondsey we have a perfectly located car park just off Southwark Park Rd. Just as they near the end of the route and are by London Bridge, you can park at our Borough Station car park or alternatively Westminster which will set you up with the perfect spot as they pass the finish line. 

Where is the London Marathon?

The route starts on Blackheath road, passes through to Woolwich, eventually making its way back down to Greenwich and crossing the river over Tower Bridge. It then continues through central London before finishing in front of Buckingham Palace.

When is the 2018 London Marathon?

This 2018 marathon takes place on Sunday, April 22nd. Please note, there will be some road closures throughout London, however, you can find real-time updates as the race progresses on the official Virgin Money London Marathon website.

The information will also be communicated instantly to sat-nav services, so you experience less disruption if you cannot access their site or TFL.