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!
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.
|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|
|9||Surrey Quays Road||08:00||16:00|
|14||The Highway (south side)||08:00||18:00|
|17||East Ferry Road||08:00||18:00|
|20||Poplar High Street||08:00||18:00|
|22||The Highway (north side)||08:00||18:00|
|24||Upper Thames Street||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.