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Find out how your journey may be disrupted by the London Marathon

The London Marathon will take place on Sunday April 13. Photo: PA Wire

The London Marathon is set to cause travel disruption across the capital this weekend.

The marathon will start in Greenwich before heading through Rotherhithe, Bermondsey, Wapping, Shadwell, the Isle of Dogs, Poplar, Tower Hill, Embankment and Westminster before the 26.2 mile route finishes at The Mall.

Find out how your journey may be affected below.

Timetable for disruption

  • 06:00: Bus route diversions start
  • 07:00: Road closures enforced
  • 09:00: Elite races begin
  • 10:00: Mass participation Marathon starts
  • 19:00: All roads expected to fully re-open

Significant road closures

  • Rotherhithe Tunnel
  • Tower Bridge
  • Southwark Bridge
  • Westminster Bridge
  • All approaches to Upper Thames Street, Tower Hill and Victoria Embankment

Cycle hire suspensions

The following docking stations for the Barclays cycle hire scheme will be suspended from midnight to 8pm on Sunday April 13:

  • Tower Gardens, Tower
  • Lower Thames Street, Monument
  • Embankment (Savoy), Strand
  • Whitehall Place, Strand
  • Horse Guards Avenue, Westminster
  • Northumberland Avenue, Strand
  • Curlew Street, Shad Thames
  • Nesham Street, Wapping
  • Somerset House, Strand

Public transport, walking and cycling will be the most effective ways to travel around the capital on race day.

However, the public have been warned that public transport and train stations will be busier than usual.

Customers can plan their route using TfL's journey planner

Commuters have also been advised to top up their Oyster cards in advance to avoid any delays on the day.

For regular updates and further detail on the disruption, visit TfL's website

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