Find out how to take on the TCS London Marathon for charity 
The leaders of the elite women's field at the 2022 TCS London Marathon

How to follow

How to follow the TCS London Marathon

Whether you're supporting from the sidelines in London or from afar via your phone, there are many ways to catch all the action at the TCS London Marathon.  

A TCS London Marathon participant dressed as Big Ben

Follow the route

The traditional TCS London Marathon route takes in some of the most famous landmarks in the city and spectators are welcome to watch from almost anywhere along the 26.2-mile stretch. Please note that some parts of the route – including the areas by Cutty Sark and St James's Park – do get very busy on Marathon Day, while The Highway will enable you to see everyone pass twice!

Click below to see the TCS London Marathon route map to help you choose your viewing points and navigate your way round. 

Accessible viewing areas

Spectators with disabilities can watch the 2023 event from a number of accessible viewing areas along the route – see the table below for more details. Please note that some of these accessible viewing areas are designated GOSH Charity cheer zones. 

Accessible viewing area what3words location
Cutty Sark ///area.rams.range
Canada Water / Surrey Quays – GOSH Charity cheer zone ///legal.double.lights
Canary Wharf ///issues.towns.packet
Canary Wharf – GOSH Charity cheer zone ///native.ground.metals
Butcher Row ///achieving.heats.ripe
Tower Hill ///fact.froth.ground
Victoria Embankment ///friday.face.bumpy
Victoria Embankment – GOSH Charity cheer zone ///

TV coverage

The BBC has been the host broadcaster of the London Marathon since its first edition in 1981. You can watch the event across all BBC platforms, including live coverage.

  • BBC One: 08:30-14:15
  • BBC Two: 14:15-15:00
  • BBC Online and iPlayer: 13:00-18:00
  • BBC Two: 18:00-19:00 (highlights)

Social media

Make sure you follow @LondonMarathon on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter to see all the latest news, information and live videos in the build-up to the next TCS London Marathon on Sunday 23 April 2023. You’ll also be able to see content shared by other participants and supporters who include the hashtag #LondonMarathon in their posts.

A photo of the 2022 TCS London Marathon app homepage

The Official TCS London Marathon App

Packed with experience-enhancing features, the Official TCS London Marathon App is completely free to download and allows you to track friends or family members who are taking part in the event – and much more!