London marathon - Serpentine supporters and after race pub

There will be a group of Serpies heading to the Highway in Shadwell to support on Sunday, and we have booked a pub close to the finish for some post-race drinks and to hear runners' tales. Click title above for more detail


As in past years, Sid Wills will be leading the contingent heading to the Highway in Shadwell to watch the race. This is close to the 13 and 22 mile points, so you get to see the runners twice. The nearest tube is Shadwell (DLR). Alternatively Tower Gateway and Tower Hill are a brisk 10 minute walk away. Please check TFL to plan your journey.

The group will go to the Highway (south side) where the wheelchair competitors should pass at about 10.00, shortly followed by the elite women. Meeting point is close to the (now closed) Rose Pub in front of the petrol station. St Georges Church is on the north side of the Highway.  It should be easy to spot the spectating Serpies - just look out for the Serpie kit.

If the road is open for pedestrians, to get to the pub / garage cross the Highway and turn to your right (west) until you see the Rose Pub and the petrol station. If the road is closed, turn to your left (east) and walk for about 400m to an underpass to cross the road.

Post marathon pub

The Buckingham Arms (a Youngs pub) will be open from midday to approximately 9.30pm on Sunday 21st April. They are normally shut on Sundays so we are very thankful for the special opening by the team there. The full address is 62 Petty France, SW1H 9EU.

The pub has a good range of cask ales and food will be available. Children are also welcome if they are accompanied by adults. There will also be a bottle of champagne each for our fastest Serpentine male & female marathon runners.

Submitted: 16 April 2013