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TCS London Marathon

If you missed out an a ballot place, find out how you could still run the greatest marathon in the world here.

    Experience the most iconic and in-demand marathon in the world. Sports Tours International is the official overseas tour operator for the TCS London Marathon offering guaranteed bibs and exclusive accommodation packages to residents in Ireland and France. We also distribute entries to Tour Operators all around the world, on behalf of the TCS London Marathon.

    More than just a race

    A remarkable journey

    The route

    Year after year, the London Marathon sets itself apart from the rest due to its incredible support from thousands of enthusiastic spectators lining the streets, cheering you on every step of the way. It’s an unforgettable experience that will stay with you for life. Don’t miss out! 

    Immerse yourself in the spirit of the event and let us handle the logistics while you focus on achieving your goals. Benefit from the expertise of our experienced team who will be with you every step of the way, providing valuable insights, tips and support throughout your marathon experience. 

    The race starts at Blackheath near Greenwich and runs through many famous London districts and past many of the world’s most iconic landmarks. You will run past amazing historical sights as the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and Buckingham Palace.

    Included in your package

    • Guaranteed race entry
    • 3 & 4 nights at your chosen hotel
    • A choice of different room types
    • Meet and greet drinks on Friday night
    • Warm up run on Saturday morning
    • Daily breakfasts including a special early breakfast on London Marathon day
    • Private coach transfer to the start from the hotel (runners only)
    • The services of our team throughout the entire event
    • Post marathon celebration party
    St Giles Hotel
    St Giles Hotel

    Located in London’s West End, less than 5 minutes’ walk from Tottenham Court Underground Station and Oxford Street shops is the St Giles. The Dominion Theatre is just a 3-minute walk away, The hotel offers 3 restaurant choices: Sage & Chilli (Modern European), Hudson’s House Restaurant & Lounge Bar, and VQ - a vibrant café & diner. Covent Garden and the British Museum are within a 10-minute walk of the St Giles Hotel. The National Gallery is less than 15 minutes’ walk away. The bar is usually open until late, every night. WiFi access for social media and browsing is available free of charge.


    24 hour front desk
    Daily housekeeping

    Strand Palace Hotel
    Strand Palace Hotel

    Set in the heart of London, a stone’s throw from Trafalgar Square and buzzing Covent Garden, Strand Palace is your home away from home, where modern comforts are complemented by truly British charm. The hotel is based near Covent Garden. With our very own bar and restaurant, onsite complimentary gym and guest service centre, we look forward to providing you with a relaxing and rewarding stay.


    Multilingual team
    Room service available
    Restaurant, bars, afternoon tea & more

    Thistle Marble Arch
    Thistle Marble Arch

    Located at the west end Oxford Street and just 2 minutes' walk from Hyde Park, Thistle London Marble Arch (formerly the Amba Hotel Marble Arch) boasts unlimited, fast, free WiFi, a free minibar in every room and Nespresso machines in all rooms. London's famed West End is less than a mile away. With stylish Hypnos beds, the spacious rooms each have a flat-screen Smart TV, an en suite bathroom with a rainfall shower and complimentary toiletries. There is also a mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, bathrobes and a work desk.


    Family rooms
    Fitness centre
    Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
    Good breakfast

    The Tower Hotel
    The Tower Hotel

    Nestled between the River Thames and St Katherine’s Dock, and next to Tower Bridge, The Tower Hotel offers ideal location, a restaurant, a bar and a fitness centre. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. Each room at The Tower has a flat-screen TV with Freeview channels and a desk. The on-site restaurant offers freshly prepared modern fusion cuisine. This 4-star hotel is just 8 minutes’ stroll away from Tower Hill Tube Station, and offers easy access to central London.


    Family rooms
    Fitness centre
    Room service
    Good breakfast

    3 nights
    4 nights

    *Please note that the price is based on 2 people sharing a room with a double bed or 2 single beds. Single supplement fee for a sole occupancy of a room.










    25 April

    Arrival day

    After check in, you can head to the London Marathon Expo at the London Excel centre. It’s open until 20.00 today. At the Expo you will find all the latest exhibitions from the world of running and fitness. We operate a big stand at the London Marathon Expo. Come and meet us and most importantly, you can meet your fellow runners; with whom you are about to experience a race like no other!

    26 April

    If you didn’t get to the London Marathon Expo yesterday then you have the opportunity today. Please take note that the London Marathon will be busy today and the Expo closes at 17.00 today. Please arrive there before 16.00 to give you plenty of time to check out all the incredible exhibitions.

    If you arrived, and visited the Expo yesterday, this afternoon you are free to discover the sights, sounds and exciting vibes of the City!


    27 April

    Race day

    Today is the day you have spent months waiting and training for. The day of the London Marathon is finally here. After an early breakfast at the hotel, our coach,  for runners only, will leave at 07.00 am. Its destination is the start of the Marathon of a lifetime. Spectators will be able to ask the hotel based representative to recommend all of the best viewing points. After the Marathon, you can head back to the hotel (by your own means) for a well-earned celebratory drink.

    28 April

    Departure day

    After breakfast, check out of the hotel and, depending on your onward travel, head out to enjoy the city.

    Does my luggage get transported to my hotel? +

    If airport transfers are included in your package, we will transfer you and your Luggage to the hotel. If you are on a cycling holiday, we will also transfer your bike.

    Do you cater for children? +

    Children are welcome on our trips with the exception of some Hospitality packages.

    Can Vegetarians, Vegans or special diets be catered for? +

    Any dietary requirements e.g., Vegetarian or Vegan etc needs to be advised to us at booking stage. We will then request the meals with the relevant hotel.

    Can I extend my stay along the way? +

    Stays can be extended beyond our standard packages subject to availability at the relevant hotel.

    How can I pay for my holiday? +

    Packages can be paid for online or over the phone by Credit/debit card or Amex, payments can also be made by Bank transfer.

    Do I need travel insurance? +

    Travel insurance is always advised and is best taken out at the time of making a booking.

    What happens if I have to cancel? Will I lose money? +

    Cancelation charges are applicable in the event you cannot travel. Please refer to the booking conditions page.

    Can I change the date after I’ve booked? +

    Subject to amendment fees and hotel availability dates can be changed after initial booking.

    Will anyone from your team meet me during my stay? +

    Dependent on the trip booked we will have representatives on the package this will be outlined in the individual tour. If we have no representation a 24-hour telephone number will be provided.

    Can I travel on my own? +

    Yes, we cater for solo travellers, we can offer single rooms or twin share rooms

    What is twin to share? +

    On many of our travel packages we offer our free ‘Twin to Share’ service where you pay to share a room rather than the supplement for a single room. We encourage single travellers to join our tours and rooms for single occupancy are available on all our tours, but we also offer the opportunity to book our ‘Twin to Share’ service. This option which means that we pair you up with another athlete of the same sex so you can enjoy the event without having to pay the single occupancy supplement.

    Is the entry guaranteed? +

    All our entries are Guaranteed there is no ballot, lottery or fundraising required once your entry is paid it is guaranteed.

    Do I need to pay a deposit? +

    A deposit will be required at time of booking to secure your place.

    How do I manage a Sports Tours booking? +

    Once booked online you will be able to view and make payments on your account.

    When will I receive my tickets? +

    Itineraries will be sent on all trips around 14 days prior to departure

    What is included in the price? +

    What is included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

    What is not included in the price? +

    What is not included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

    Our Experience Will Make Yours

    Our Experience Will Make Yours

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