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London Landmarks Half Marathon road closures

The London Landmarks Half Marathon is back for its sixth year this Sunday (April 2), organised by the charity Tommy’s.

The event is expected have more than 16,000 participants and 450 charity partners fundraising for various causes. 

The race will span across both the City of London and City of Westminster hitting key landmarks such as Nelson’s Column, St Paul’s Cathedral, Bank of England and Big Ben along the way.

While the 13.1-mile run is underway certain roads and passages will be closed for the safety of the runners.

Here is everything you need to know.

Road closure times

There are 10 closure points on the day which include Pall Mall East being shut between 5am and 2:05pm.

The subsequent surrounding areas including Duke Street, St James’s, Great Windmill Street, Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road will remain closed until the end of the event at 5pm.

The third and fourth parts of the running route takes place across Holborn and the City of London including areas such as Liverpool Street, Moorgate and Southwark Street. All of which will be closed from 6:30am to 2:30pm.

The long stretch from Tower Hill Station up towards Westminster will also be affected and closed off to the public from 7:30am to 3:20pm.

The race also crosses Westminster Bridge, which will be closed from 9am to 4:20pm.

Start/finish times

The race is split into nine waves including a wheelchair-friendly section.

The first group sets off at 9:20am from Pall Mall and the final group starts at 10:50am.

The race stretches across the Embankment pier and follows the Thames before finishing on Whitehall, near Downing Street.

Full race details including travel closures can be found here.

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