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The Virgin Money London Marathon comes to the Capital.

This year's race is set to be the biggest on record, and TfL is advising runners, spectators and motorists to plan ahead to avoid disruption.

The marathon, which takes place on Sunday 24 April, will see hundreds of thousands of spectators and runners taking to the streets of the Capital.

Some roads will be closed, with central London particularly affected,and there will be changes to bus services. Many Tube stations will also be busier than usual.

TfL Travel Ambassadors in their magenta uniforms will be at Underground stations along the route, giving help and information.

The easiest way to travel to and from the race will be by London Underground, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), bus or London Overground.

From 7am there will be road closures in south east and central London, from Greenwich Park to St. James's Park. They will include all approaches to Upper Thames Street, Tower Hill and Victoria Embankment.

Rotherhithe Tunnel will also be closed, along with Tower, Southwark and Westminster bridges.

Motorists are advised to plan ahead and avoid driving near the route, allow more time for their journey, or travel at a different time if possible.

There will be a phased reopening of the roads from around midday with the route expected to be fully open again by 7pm.

The race will take runners past some of London's most famous and historic landmarks. Visitors to the Capital are advised to plan their day carefully and avoid busy areas, in particular Greenwich town centre.

On your marks

The following stations are located close to the London Marathon mile markers:

  • Miles 6 and 7 - Cutty Sark (DLR)
  • Miles 13 and 22 - Shadwell (DLR, Overground)
  • Miles 23 and 24 - Temple (Circle, District)
  • Finish line - Green Park (Jubilee, Piccadilly, Victoria) and St.James's Park (Circle, District)


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