ATW’s London Marathon Spectator Guide

You have enough to worry about with your marathon preparations to also need to be concerned with organising your spectators around the London Marathon course.

So we have put together a short guide for your fans so that they can see you at several times on the day and will know how to get between the different view points:



London Marathon Start Time: (Mass start at 0945)

Charlton @ 4.5 Miles

Need to catch either the 0912 (arrives 0947) or 0930 (arrives 0954) from Charing Cross to Charlton. Charlton may also be reached from London Bridge. Marathon route runs from right to left along Woolwich Road.

You need to travel from Charlton to London Bridge in good time to spectate at 12 miles. Trains* run from Charlton to London Bridge at:

Charlton                     London Bridge

1017                            1036

1025                            1041

1037                            1053

*Check timetable for up to date info

London Bridge to Bermondsey @ 12 Miles

Walk (but best to run due to time/distance) from London Bridge station down Tooley Street / Jamaica Street to find a spectating position as close as possible to Bermonsey Underground Station. Marathon route runs right to left down Tooley Street / Jamaica Street before turning right over Tower Bridge. Need to travel from Bermonsey (north/eastbound) to Canary Wharf on the Jubilee line in good time to spectate at 15.5 miles. Trains run every 5 minutes and journey time is 5 minutes.


Canary Wharf @ 15.5 Miles & 19 Miles

Marathon route runs north to south down Westferry Road. (15.5 miles). Try to spectate at either the junction with West India Avenue or the junction with Heron Quay. Marathon Route also runs left to right down Churchill Place adjacent to Canary Wharf Station (19 Miles). Need to travel from Canary Wharf Station westbound on the Jubilee Line to Westminster in good time to spectate at 25 miles. Trains run every 5 minutes and journey time is 15 minutes.

Westminster @ 25 Miles

From experience, the easiest place to find a space to spectate is on the Embankment. If required follow the route to the finish.


If you also know your expected finish time then please find below the expected times you'll approach each mile marker


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Posted Date: 14th Feb 2013

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