Hotels/ Transport etc etc etc...
We stay in Bermondsey in apts, get the train from Tower Bridge to the start (have run off both red and blue) and that has always worked fine and the cost is reasonable for what you get and there is parking! Trains are very BUSY so factor that in. And if your only planning on getting to London on the saturday make sure you leave plenty of time to get to Expo to get your number as I believe it closes earlier on the saturday than the previous 3 days. Good luck NBFS as a first timer its an epic day, soak it all up and make sure you have preplanned exactly where your friends and family will be so you don't miss them. Good luck with the fundraising too!
Thanks everyone for all of the advice - particularly the idea of making sure there's a bath in the room - I remember when I did Berlin a few years back, I think I spent about 2 hours in the bath afterwards, not sure I'd have survived without it...
Seriously though massive appreciation for the advice - exactly what I was looking for.
Good luck getting out of the bath !
Oh laudy just mentioned the expo and reminded me. Been a few years since did london but they normally have some freebie's there some good some cr*p. If you can I would make sure you get to it in the morning while there are still stocks left. One year got some free london pride from it and beer is good.
I did London for the first time last year. I stayed by Canary Wharf. Ideal for the expo and getting to the start, both with the DLR. Plus the race goes right past, so family can stay in hotel and pop down to see you. You can arrange an exact point as the barriers and mile markers go up the night before. The family can then jump the tube (jubilee line) towards the finish for a meet up. Tube back to hotel afterwards. Lots of stairs on the way back on the tube however.
Canary Wharf sounds like a good shout
beer is indeed good, and to be fair London Pride is pretty good beer...
However, stairs are bad!
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