The London Marathon traditionally heralds the change in weather as much as the spring flowers and bird song and this year is no exception. On Sunday 24th April 38,000 runners will descend on South London for the start of the race. Starting in the Royal Park at Greenwich they will weave through Blackheath, Woolwich and Greenwich before heading off in to London’s City areas.
Where to watch the London Marathon
- The Start to mile 6: Blackheath – Woolwich – Greenwich
- Miles seven to 22: Greenwich – The Tower – The Isle of Dogs
- The home stretch, Miles 23 to the Finish: London Bridge – The Mall
The most popular areas to watch at the start and at Greenwich Cutty Sark, so we would recommend avoiding these areas. See here for more visitor information:
Wondering what to do with the kids in the evening once all the shops and other attractions are closing down? How about experiencing London Zoo at Sunset! See the animals like never before as they are preparing for bed or getting ready for a nights entertainment!
New to 2016 the British Museum brings you the lost cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus.
Having laid undiscovered under the water at the mouth of the Nile until discovered in 2000, the lost cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus revealed a wealth on new information on the people living there at the time, as well as countless artifacts.
19th May – 27th November 2016
As of the 6th of July London Buses will no longer accept cash payments to the driver. In stead passengers will have to either have a bus pass, a paper ticket or an Oyster card.
An Oyster card is the most practical method for visitors to London as it means you can travel as much as you like without having to worry about have enough change to get the whole family on a bus or tube.
Each member of your party will need one. You can either buy a “pay as you” go version, which involves you guessing how much you will need and adding extra if you run out or a travel card which allows unlimited travel for a day, week or month. (Any unused “pay as you go” credit can be refunded.) The maximum an oyster will be charge per day is £8.60.
Buying Your Oyster Card When Visiting London
When arriving in London you have several ways of purchasing an Oyster card.
- Any major underground station
- Gatwick Express – from the Gatwick Express ticket office or terminal desks
- Stansted Express – from the ticket office at the airport rail station
- Eurostar – on board trains to London
- Oxford Tube coach service – from ticket offices at Gloucester Green Coach Station and Thornhill Park and Ride in Oxford
- National Express coaches – from ticket offices throughout the UK, including those at major airports such as Gatwick, Stansted and Luton
You can buy your card even before you leave by visiting an overseas agent.
As if we didn’t already know it but London has been found to be the best City in the world. According the accountancy firm PwC Cities of Excellence awards. It won points on factors such as health, ease of doing business, education and as a city gateway for tourist.
We have compiled a list of Premiership matches to be played in London during the upcoming 2013-2014 season. London clubs in the Premiership are Arsenal and Tottenham in North London, West Ham in East London and Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Fulham in West London.
This weekend sees Prudential RideLondon in central London, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August where over 50,000 cyclists take over 8 miles of closed of central London highway.
- Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle: Saturday 3 August 2013, 09:00-16:00
- Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix: Saturday 3 August 2013, 17:00-19:30
- Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100: Sunday 4 August 2013, 06:00-16:00 (approx.)
- Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic: Sunday 4 August 2013, 12:45-18:30 (approx.)
Although now closed to entries it will be a spectacular event to watch and cheer on the participants while enjoying the free entertainment laid on.
See Seatwave for availability.