London Marathon 2022: See the full route for this year’s race around the capital

The final section of the route formed part of the 2012 Olympic Marathon Course

Thousands of people from the UK and across the globe are gearing up for the 2022 London Marathon, which is just around the corner.

This will be the last London marathon to take place in the autumn, with the 2023 London marathon reverting back to its usual spring slot.

It has taken place at a later point in the year due to the Coronavirus pandemic restrictions, but will once again be taking place in April next year for the first time since 2019.

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    The London Marathon is an attractive challenge for runners due to the location of the course, as participants get to see many of the capital’s famous landmarks as they make their way around the 26.2 mile course.

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    When is the London Marathon 2022?

    This year, the London Marathon is set to take place on Sunday, October 2.

    The full route for the London Marathon 2022

    London Marathon Route. Credit: Mark Hall

    The course initially begins at three separate locations. The red start begins in southern Greenwich Park on Charlton Way, the green start is in St John’s Park, and finally, the blue start is on Shooter’s Hill Road.

    After 2.8 miles, all three respective groups converge in Woolwich, which is located close to the Royal Artillery Barracks.

    As the runners reach the 10km landmark, they will pass Old Royal Naval College and head towards the Cutty Sark in Greenwich where they will experience crowds of cheering spectators.

    Next the participants will head into Surrey Quays located in Docklands, just over the river from City Airport.

    Runners will head towards Bermondsey, race down Jamaica Road before reaching the halfway point at Tower Bridge.

    The second half of the race begins running east, along The Highway towards Wapping, before heading through Limehouse, Mudchute, and the Isle of Dogs via Westferry Road.

    Then the runners will head towards Canary Wharf, then into Poplar High Street and back through Limehouse.

    They then move back onto The Highway, onto Lower and Upper Thames Streets.

    After that, the runners move into the final stages of the race. Competitors will pass one of  the most iconic landmarks on the route, the Tower of London, before running along The Embankment, catching a glimpse of the London Eye at the same time.

    The final leg of the race is next. Runners turn right into Birdcage Walk, where they will be met by views of Big Ben and Buckingham Palace before finishing in The Mall alongside St James’s Palace.