London Half Marathon 2023 Landmarks: Start Time, Route, Road Closures

If you’re a keen runner, you may have recently been preparing to tackle the historic annual London Half Marathon before it returns.

The much-loved event sees thousands of people head to the capital to jog through the streets of London while visiting its historic sites.

With 13.1 miles to complete, the London Landmarks Half Marathon is organized by baby charity Tommy’s.

This year it will take place on Sunday 2 April with a new route in the heart of London, as Tommy’s actions aim to champion “the great, the quirky and the occult”.

But before the event, there are things that the runners and the public must take into account.

From start time, road closures, route and even how to check your results, well you’re in luck because we have everything you need to know.

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London Landmarks Half Marathon Start Time 2023

Like many running events, the half marathon will have start times in nine waves.

The nine waves are Lightning, Cheetah, Mexican, Chocolate, Sunshine, Rainbow, Diamond, Royal, and Wheelchair.

The first wave starts at 9:15am and the last wave at 10:50am, to find the exact time you can head to the website here.

London Landmarks Half Marathon Route 2023

This year’s new route will start at Pall Mall, where runners will run through the streets of London.

On their way, they’ll pass iconic landmarks like St. Paul’s Cathedral, Nelson’s Column, the Monument, and the Tower of London.

The half marathon will finish in Whitehall, just outside Downing Street, giving runners the chance to see Big Ben and the London Eye.

You can view the full route and map via the website here.

London Landmarks Half Marathon 2023 road closures

Several roads will be closed for some time during Sunday’s race to make way for runners.

In total there are ten sectors of the marathon, Pall Mall will be closed from 5 am to 4:05 pm, along with the surrounding roads.

The area from Pall Mall East to the intersection at Strand and Lancaster Place will be closed to the public from 2:30 am to 5:50 pm.

However, the surrounding areas will be accessible to locals.

The fourth sector of the race, Holborn, will be closed from 7am to 2:30pm and covers Somerset House to Fleet Street.

The biggest sector to be around is the entire area of ​​Farringdon Street, London Wall, Gracechurch Street and Upper Thames Street from 6:30am to 3:20pm.

You will not be able to access any area from Tower Hill Station along the river bank of Southwark Bridge from 7:30am to 3:20pm

Additionally, everything between the north side of Southwark Bridge and the north side of Westminster Bridge will be closed from 7:30am to 4:20pm.

Westminster Bridge will be closed from 9 am to 4:20 pm to make way for runners.

While the final stretch of Westminster around Dowing Street will be closed from 4:30 a.m. to 6:50 p.m.


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