Get on your marks for the 2018 London Marathon
Live a life of luxury during a visit to the thriving city of London at Fraser Place Canary Wharf. As one of the closest hotels near to the London Marathon, you can reside in our award-winning luxury serviced apartments without having to travel too far outside of your suite – ideal for those participating in the run and watching from the sidelines.
Enjoy an exciting day at the 2018 London Marathon
The London Marathon, sponsored by Virgin Money, is set to take place on Sunday 22nd April 2018. Founded by the former Olympic champion and journalist Chris Brasher and athlete John Disley, the London Marathon is set over a mostly flat course around the River Thames. The race begins at three different points around Blackheath and finishes in The Mall near St James’s Park.
As the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon is a highly popular event, a public ballot entry system was in place for five days to give everyone who wanted to enter the event a fair chance. The ballot is now closed as maximum runners have signed up.
The London Marathon was originally used for the 1908 London Olympics and is currently one of the top six international marathons run over the distance of 26 miles. The race attracts amateur runners from across the country and it is most commonly run in fancy dress costumes to raise money for charity.
Each year since 1981, a small number of runners known as the ‘Ever Presents’ have successfully completed every single London Marathon that has taken place. At the 2014 London Marathon, the oldest male runner was 80 years old.
If you are in London at the time of the Marathon and want to cheer on the participants, there are various spots around the course where you can watch as the runners pass by. If you are looking to watch them from one of the start lines, venture out to Blackheath, Woolwich or Greenwich. The home stretch is best viewed from The Mall at London Bridge and St James Park offers great views of the finish line.
Be sure to leave Fraser Place Canary Wharf early to get a good spot if you are there to support a loved one as it gets extremely busy. As you will be standing for long periods of time throughout the day, travel light and keep your belongings to a minimum, leaving any unnecessary valuables in your room. Comfortable clothing is also a necessity, especially comfortable footwear. Make sure you pack a raincoat or umbrella if the weather looks a little unpredictable.
Relax within luxurious settings in a hotel near the London Marathon
At just over 17 minutes car journey from all of the Marathon start lines, Fraser Place Canary Wharf London is ideally located for those who are taking part or simply wanting to watch.
After successfully completing your marathon, you can look forward to soaking in a long hot bath in the comfort of your own accommodation. After running for many hours around the streets of London, you may require a taxi ride home. Journeys back to our accommodation from the finish line at St James Park typically take less than 30 minutes both by taxi and tube. However, as many of the streets are closed off to facilitate the London Marathon route, your only option of travel may be tube via the Jubilee Line.
For those of you who are staying with Fraser Place Canary Wharf to catch a glimpse of the London Marathon action, the stunning borough of Greenwich is only 10 minutes’ walk from your serviced apartment. Our accommodation is also ideally located near London Eye where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city skyline or wander around Hyde Park. What more could you ask for?
Feel pampered with five-star amenities
As one of the closest hotels near the London Marathon, Fraser Place is considered as one of the most luxurious residences on offer in London, where you can expect five-star amenities and facilities throughout your stay. All serviced apartments are fully furnished with integrated offering separate living, dining, kitchen and bedroom space.
With your own modern and fully equipped kitchen area, you have the freedom to pick and choose when to dine out in the UK capital. After touring the city all day long to watch the London Marathon, there is nothing better than heading back to your own living area and whipping up a homemade meal which you can enjoy alongside our comprehensive home entertainment system.
Our two-bedroom apartments are designed to suit the needs of larger family units as they are spacious and offer complimentary baby cots to facilitate the needs of families travelling with small infants. Each apartment is fully furnished with two double bedrooms or twin bedroom and a spacious living room. If you happen to be travelling with the family and have some business to attend to, there is a spacious desk and chair area for you to use throughout your stay. It is these features which our guests return for time after time, making us one of the most suitable hotels near the London Marathon.
Appreciate deluxe services and facilities at our five-star accommodation
As Fraser Place Canary Wharf is located within one of London’s busiest business districts, we appreciate that it is highly important for our customers to have the space to conduct work or respond to work-related email throughout a business or leisure trip. For those who need to escape from their families for a few hours to attend to work matters, we offer a 24-hour business centre with access to complimentary internet and iPads. Working away from home has never been easier!
Keep fit throughout your stay and make use of our fantastic on-site gym which is fully equipped with cardio equipment and weight-training equipment to meet all your fitness needs. The gym is also available to guests 24 hours of the day as we are aware that some people like to get their daily dose of exercise late on in the night rather than in the early hours of the morning.
Before heading out to take part in or view the London Marathon, sit down to a hearty breakfast in the breakfast cafe to keep you going throughout your busy day. With the finest quality coffee on offer and a substantial breakfast buffet or continental breakfast with hot items available every day, you will not be disappointed. Breakfast is served 07.00 to 10.30. It’s also open 24/7 for coffee, soft drinks and snacks if you’re feeling peckish late at night.
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