The London Marathon Route

The London Marathon has been a spring staple since 1981, making the 2013 race the 33rd instalment. The London Marathon route stretches the foot-pounding and energy-sapping 26 miles and 385 yards from Greenwich to The Mall. Whether you are competing or watching, this blog outlines the current route and recommends some good lookout points. The London Marathon holds the Guinness World Record …

Christmas Events in London

The Christmas season in London brings a range of additional attractions, from seasonal shows to festive markets and carol singing. Here’s our round-up of some of the top Christmas events in London: Oxford Street Lights Switch On, 5th November One of the earliest and biggest Christmas events in London is the Oxford Street Lights Switch On. Marmite has fittingly sponsored …

Mapping out the London Olympic Marathon course

With the world casting a critical eye over whether the London Olympics 2012 opening ceremony would live up to Beijing’s opening ceremony in 2008, London certainly did not disappoint in creating a show stopping opening celebration that impressed audiences across the world. Similar to how the sensational opening ceremony creatively revealed the ‘best of British’; the London Olympic Marathon course …

London 2012 non-sporting trail – a cultural backdrop against a summer of sport!

As the UK is fully immersed in Olympic fever, London has never been such a pulsating, poignant and vibrant place to be. Although, despite what many people may think, you don’t have to be a devout sports fan to get wrapped up in all the Olympic 2012 excitement. On the contrary there are plenty of things to do and see …

Hyde Park London Highlights – London’s most legendary park takes centre stage during the 2012 Olympics

When one thinks of London, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament immediately spring to mind, with Hyde Park also being a leading symbolic London landmark. Hyde Park is one of the eight Royal Parks in London and the capital’s largest park which covers an immense 350 acres. Being divided by the Serpentine, a 28-acre recreation lake, Hyde …