London Marathon Travel and Entry Information

Virgin Money London Marathon

April 23, 2017


Hotel Only Packages Available


Marathon Tours is pleased to be selected as the official North American travel agency of the Virgin Money London Marathon which allows us to offer you a guaranteed entry in conjunction with your travel arrangements. To enter our lottery for packages with guaranteed entry, you must submit a booking form with deposit by check or credit card. No charge will be made unless you are accepted by email notification on July 30.

Known for its flat scenic course, world-class competition and excellent organization, this gem of a marathon will have you feeling like royalty when you cross the finish line on the Mall after passing Buckingham Palace.


Entry of overseas runners is strictly limited according to a system devised by the London Marathon Committee. The field is limited to 46,000 runners while many more entries are turned away. Entries must be submitted to London before December 31. We will sell out of our allotment much earlier.

Our hotel packages offer features that will make your trip a memorable one. The St. James Court is a deluxe hotel located about 600 meters from the finish and a half block from Buckingham Palace. The Intercontinental Park Lane is a deluxe hotel located in Mayfair, on the south-east corner of Hyde Park. The Conrad London St. James is Ideally situated just steps from St. James Park, Buckingham Palace, and the Houses of Parliament.

Our welcome reception is a great way to meet fellow runners from throughout North America. We can also offer you complete flexibility in booking any flights that you choose. Or we can book more extensive itineraries throughout Europe or the U.K. Theater tickets and sightseeing options are also available. We invite you to join us in April for the world's largest marathon. Please call us for personal service.