PLEASE NOTE THIS IS INFORMATION FOR LAST YEAR'S MARATHON - FOR THE FULL DETAILS FOR 2016 CLICK HERE.

The London Marathon is coming to town this Sunday (April 26); the masses are starting at 10.30am after the elite runners, so if you're there to support a family member or a friend, make your way into London before then!

With a few local celebrities, such as Made in Chelsea's Proudlock and Hugo running, this is an event not to miss!

London Marathon officials warn that it may become extremely busy as the day progresses, so it's best to allow plenty of time and take the road less travelled.

Avoid London Bridge and Canary Wharf, as they are dubbed as particular hot spots for the race. To find out the best spots to watch the race from, check out our handy guide. London Marathon: How to enter the 2017 race

Here's our complete guide to getting around during race day:

Where is it?

As seen in the official route map, the race starts at three separate points in Greenwich, doubles back on itself from Woolwich to St Katherine Docks, through Canary Wharf. It then goes back westwards towards Blackfriars, through Embankment, with a Royal finish at The Mall by Buckingham Palace.

The race goes through some parts of west London, including Westminster at the finish line.

Road closures

Mile Main Road on route Closing time Reopening time
Red Start Charlton Way 07:00 12:00
Blue Start Shooters Hill Road 07:00 12:00
1 Red Route: Charlton Road 07:00 12:00
1 Blue Route: Shooters Hill Road 07:00 12:00
2 Red Route: Little Heath 07:00 12:00
2 Blue Route: Charlton Park Lane 07:00 12:00
3 Red Route: Artillery Place 07:00 12:00
3 Blue Route: John Wilson Street 07:00 12:00
4 Woolwich Church Street 07:00 14:00
5 Woolwich Road 07:00 14:00
6 Trafalgar Road 07:00 14:00
7 Creek Road 07:00 14:00
8 Evelyn Street 08:00 14:00
9 Surrey Quays Road 08:00 16:00
10 Salter Road 08:00 16:00
11 Brunel Road 08:00 16:00
12 Jamaica Road 08:00 16:00
12.5 Tower Bridge 08:00 18:00
14 The Highway (south side) 08:00 18:00
14.5 Narrow Street 08:00 18:00
15 Westferry Road 08:00 18:00
16 Westferry Road 08:00 18:00
17 East Ferry Road 08:00 18:00
18 Marsh Wall 08:00 18:00
19 North Colonnade 08:00 18:00
20 Poplar High Street 08:00 18:00
21 Commercial Road 08:00 18:00
22 The Highway (north side) 08:00 18:00
23 Byward Street 07:00 18:00
24 Upper Thames Street 07:00 18:00
25 Victoria Embankment 07:00 18:00
26 Birdcage Walk 07:00 18:00

The easiest way to get around on the day is via public transport. London Underground, London Overground and the DLR all provide extra services on race day, so it is recommended to take the train or tube anywhere and everywhere.

How to get there

Start line: Three separate points in Greenwich Park. Nearest stations: Greenwich (18-minute walk), Cutty Sark (15-minute walk), Blackheath (22-minute walk).

Midpoints: Various midpoints include: Canary Wharf, Bermondsey, Shadwell, Tower Hill, Blackfriars, Temple and Westminster. These stops are all accessible by tube and the race will be a few minutes walk away.

Finish line: The Mall by Buckingham Palace. Nearest stations: Green Park (11-minute walk), Westminster (14-minute walk), St James' Park (eight-minute walk), Charing Cross (eight-minute walk).

Would you like to enter next year's race? Check out how to do so in our guide.