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London Marathon Course : Route : Map

The London Marathon is an eye catching city marathon ran around the beautiful city of London. The marathon is set over a largely flat course around the river themes.(The large blue meandering border is River Themes)

This is how the route is described at wikipedia

The course begins at three separate points around Blackheath at 115 ft above sea level, on the south of the River Thames, and heads east through Charlton. The three courses converge after three miles in Woolwich, where the Royal Artillery Barracks is passed.

As the runners reach the 6-mile mark, they pass by the Old Royal Naval College and head towards Cutty Sark drydocked in Greenwich. Heading next into Surrey Quays in the Docklands, and out towards Bermondsey, competitors race along Jamaica Road before reaching the half-way point as they cross the Tower Bridge. Running east again along The Highway through Wapping, competitors head up towards Limehouse and into Mudchute in the Isle of Dogs via Westferry Road, before heading into Canary Wharf.

As the route leads away from Canary Wharf into Poplar, competitors run west down Poplar High Street back towards Limehouse and on through Commercial Road. They then move back onto The Highway, onto Lower and Upper Thames Streets.. Heading into the final leg of the race, competitors pass St Paul’s Cathedral on Ludgate Hill. In the penultimate mile along The Embankment, the London Eye comes into view, before the athletes turn right into Birdcage Walk to complete the final 385 yards, catching the sights of Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, and finishing in The Mall alongside St. James’s Palace

Source Wikipedia London Marathon page

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Running Routes Around City of London

If going out running is one of your TO DO THINGS while you are visiting the City of London you will need to know some of the best running routes around the city of London.

I found the following list of running routes around city of London from london sight seeing run.

1. Riverview run route

Starting from Tower Hill London Underground Station, Run along the famous River Thames from the Tower of London, along the South Bank and down to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

2. Royal Parks and palaces route

See Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the British monarch, while running through hyde park

3. Historic Eastend route

Run the streets that Jack The Ripper used to prowl and hear details of a string of crimes that has fascinated the world for centuries.

4. London Canals route

Explore the beautiful but relatively unknown London canal ways.Extraordinary canal-side paths and foot bridges lead to the magnificence of Regent’s Park where one might catch a glimpse of the taller inhabitants of the famous London Zoo.

For a running guide to assist you along the routes check this london travel site