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Crowds of people will be supporting the runners as they take of the 26.2 mile course through the city (Picture: Getty)

Thousands of people will be making their way into the capital today for this year’s London Marathon.

Crowds of people will be supporting the runners as they take on the 26.2 mile course through the city.

The course will set off in Blackheath and will take the runners past such sites as the Cutty Sark in Greenwich, Canary Wharf, The Shard and Tower Bridge, before finishing up at St James’s Park.

There will of course be travel disruptions and road closures today, so read on to find out where you can expect them and from what time.

Which roads will be closed for London Marathon 2024 and at what times?

There will be disruptions and closures staggered throughout the day – click to enlarge (Picture: TCS London Marathon)



Which roads are closed for the marathon?

Here are the closures to be mindful of:

  • Charlton Way, Greenwich: 4am to 1pm
  • Shooters Hill Road: 4am to 1pm
  • St John’s Park: 7am to 1pm
  • Charlton Park Road: 7am to 1pm
  • Old Dover Road: 7am to 1pm
  • Little Heath: 7am to 1pm
  • Charlton Park Lane: 7am to 1pm
  • Artillery Place: 7am to 1pm
  • John Wilson Street: 7am to 1pm
  • Woolwich Church Street: 7am to 2pm
  • Woolwich Road: 7am to 2pm
  • Trafalgar Road: 7am to 3pm
  • Creek Road: 7am to 3pm
  • Evelyn Street: 8am to 4pm
  • Surrey Quays Road: 8am to 4pm
  • Salter Road: 8am to 4pm
  • Brunel Road: 8am to 4pm
  • Jamaica Road: 8am to 4pm
  • Tower Bridge: 8am to 7pm
  • The Highway (south side): 8am to 7pm
  • Narrow Street: 8am to 7pm
  • Westferry Road: 8am to 7pm
  • East Ferry Road: 8am to 7pm
  • Marsh Wall: 8am to 7pm
  • North Colonnade: 8am to 7pm
  • Poplar High Street: 8am to 7pm
  • Commercial Road: 8am to 7pm
  • The Highway (north side): 8am to 7pm
  • Byward Street: 7.30am to 8.30pm
  • Upper Thames Street: 7.30am to 8.30pm
  • Victoria Embankment: 7.30am to 8.30pm
  • Birdcage Walk (westbound): 6am on April 21 to May 18
  • Birdcage Walk (eastbound): 7.30am on April 22 to May 18

There will be closures right across the route of the London Marathon occurring at separate times throughout the day.

For more information on road closures, download the official guide from the TCS London Marathon website.

London Underground on marathon day

The London Underground, London Overground and Docklands Light Railway are running extra services throughout marathon day and are recommended as the best way to get around to keep up with the race action.

Due to the nature of the day, expect services to be busy with crowds of spectators along the route.

Stops near the Marathon route are likely to be very busy, especially the Jubilee, Circle and District lines, and the DLR.



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To get the latest news from the capital visit Metro.co.uk’s London news hub.

Transport for London is encouraging everyone to plan their journeys in advance and check the TfL website or TfL Go app for the latest travel information.

Buses on marathon day

Bus routes along the route of the marathon will either be diverted or will not run the length of their usual journey until the roads are back open.

If travelling by bus on the day, visit tfl.gov.uk/bus/status to see if your bus route is affected.

What time does the London Marathon start?

The race will kick off at around 8.30am with professional athletes leading the way.

The rest of the runners will then set off in waves from rom 10am to 11.30am, with gaps in between to allow the course ahead to clear. All start lines will be closed by 11.30am. 

Start waves and times are allocated based on runners’ predicted finish time, which will have been given to organisers ahead of time.

Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at webnews@metro.co.uk.

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