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The London Marathon 2012 (22 April 2012)

It’s that time of year again where London opens its doors to host one of the most iconic events of the year – the London Marathon has arrived! Millions of people from all over the world will watch, scream and cheer on the runners from street corners and pubs right across the capital. It is such a popular day in the London event’s calendar – some people even call it London’s 26,2 mile street party!

London Marathon runners

We are so lucky here at Apex, as the marathon route is right on our Apex City of London Hotel’s doorstep. We will make sure Edwin – the resident Apex Duck at City of London – will be there to cheer the runners as they whizz (or some cases limp) past.

The former Olympic champion Chris Brasher is the man responsible for the London Marathon. After his experience of running the New York Marathon, he felt London had to have its own marathon. Chris was overwhelmed by the sight of over a million people from different cultures and countries across the globe - all united by the one challenge.

Some supporters may choose to run from the sidelines to show their support, or like the most of us, will choose to just cheer in admiration from the sidelines. Whatever you do, this is a London supporting event you don't want to miss.

The 2012 London Marathon will host around 35,000 runners, most of which are taking part to raise money for charity.

Luckily for our Apex City of London guests as the biggest crowds of spectators gather at Tower Bridge - which is less than a 1 minute walk away from the hotel! Or you may choose to watch the emotional finish as the runners cross the finish line in front of Buckingham Palace.

Make sure you experience this legendary race; gather your friends and family and enjoy this great day out with a fantastic atmosphere!

Apex Hotels London Marathon Packages

London Marathon website

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