Ahead of the London Marathon on Sunday, we look at the best places to watch the action unfold along the 26-mile route.
Blackheath: Mile 1
The course has three different start points in Blackheath before the routes meet up at John Wilson Street in Woolwich by the Royal Artilery Barracks.
Spectators should expect a real buzz at the start of the race.
The Cutty Sark: Mile 6
This spot has been described as perfect for tourists visiting London who can see famous sites including the Cutty Sark and Sir Christopher Wren's Naval College.
Tower Bridge: Mile 12
Tower Bridge is one of the most popular spots on the 26-mile route and a high point in every runner's race.
Organisers say the spot often feels more like a street party than a sporting event.
The Highway: Mile 13
Organisers say mile 13 at The Highway is the perfect place to get close to the action as the course doubles back on itself giving spectators the chance to cheer on family or friends.
Docklands: Mile 15
The Docklands provides a striking location to watch the race and has been increasingly popular with spectators.
Blackfriars Underpass: Mile 24
Spectators should be able to capture a spectacular shot of the runners emerging from the Blackfriars Underpass.
Visitors have also been told to watch out for famous sports stars who man the Lucozade drinks station at mile 24.
Embankment: Mile 25
As the runners approach the final mile, Embankment is one of the perfect places to look out for friends and family taking part.
The Mall: Mile 26
Runners will need all the encouragement they can get as they enter the final mile of the gruelling marathon.
Spectators should expect an electric atmosphere as the race reaches its conclusion at the Mall.
For more information on the Virgin Money London Marathon 2014, visit the organisers' website