Marathon travel information

Get the latest travel news and find out how you get around on the 25th April.

Roads along the marathon route and approaches will close at either 0700 or 0800 BST, with a staged reopening as the runners pass through; the first roads will reopen from 1100 BST.

As a general rule, most roads south of the river will open by 1400 BST, and by 1900 BST to the north.

Public transport will be free to race runners and officials on the Tube and DLR until 5pm, as long as you show your tabard or race number.


Road closures

0700-1400 BST

Charlton Way, Shooters Hill Road, Charlton Road, Little Heath, Charlton Park Lane, Artillery Place, John Wilson Street, Woolwich Church Street, Woolwich Road, Trafalgar Road, Creek Road, Evelyn Street (from 0800)

0800-1600 BST

Surrey Quays Road, Salter Road, Brunel Road, Jamaica Road

Road 0800-1900 BST

Tower Bridge, The Highway, Westferry Road, Westferry Road, East Ferry Road, Marsh Wall, North Colonnade, Poplar High Street, Commercial Road, Byward Street, Upper Thames Street

0700-1900 BST

Victoria Embankment, Birdcage Walk

If you're watching the race, there is severely restricted access to Cutty Sark because of ongoing restoration work, and the Greenwich Foot Tunnel will be closed between 1000 and 1200 BST.



  • Metropolitan line - between Wembley Park and Rayners Lane
    - between Wembley Park and Northwood
  • Northern line - between Kennington and Morden
    - Warren Street closed
  • Victoria line - Warren Street closed
  • Bakerloo line - Entire line closed
  • Circle and District lines - Blackfriars station closed
  • Piccadilly and District lines - Eastbound trains will not stop at Ealing Common



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Routes will be diverted or will stop short while the marathon is ongoing. Here are the routes affected:

1, 3, 11, 12, 15, 24, 25, 29, 42, 47, 51, 53, 54, 78, 87, 88, 89, 91, 96, 99, 100, 108, 115, 122, 129, 132, 148, 159, 161, 177, 178, 180, 188, 199, 202, 211, 225, 244, 277, 286, 291.

341, 343, 344, 380, 381, 386, 422, 453, 469, 472, 486, 507, C10, D3, D6, D7, D8, P12, RV1 plus the East London line replacement buses.



Trains are as frequent as every 2 ½ minutes and connect with Tower Hill, Canning Town, Canary Wharf and Stratford Tube stations.  Bikes are not allowed on the DLR and we also advise that you don’t take bikes on the Tube either.



You can board a river bus at Greenwich to Canary Wharf, Tower Millennium, London Bridge or Embankment Piers.



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