london marathon 2013 accommodation advice

london accommodations

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07/10/2012 at 21:30

Hi

 

I'm attempting my first marathon!! And after some advice on reasonably priced accommodation for the Saturday

 

I saw some mention of a Greenwich school B&B - does anyone know about this or have any other suggestions

 

Thanks

08/10/2012 at 07:38

Carly, these people open their homes to runners and apparently they are very good and very reasonable, last year the contact was a lady called Julie, 07754087446, hope this helps and have a great time

12/10/2012 at 20:44

Hi Carly, we have stayed with the parents of this school 2 years running and can highly recommend them.  The school is All Saints on Blackheath and the main contact is Phillippa Keogh who can be contacted on /forum/smilies/tongue_out_smiley.gifhillippa@thekirks.info]phillippa@thekirks.info  .  If you mail Phillippa she will put you on a list and contact you nearer the time to allocate you a family.  The cost for the past 2 years has been £40 b&b and £50 dinner, b&b per person.  The dinner is at the quaint school hall which overlooks one of the start points of the VLM (quite daunting to see the night before) and includes 5 x homemade pasta dishes along with several salads, desserts and drinks of your choice (alcoholic for non-runners).  I do remember the first year that we stayed with them I woke up to hear to overhead helicopter reporting from the startline not 100m away and not having to stress about how we were getting to the start.

It really is a great way to experience the VLM, please do include the meal the evening before to make it truely memorable.

Liz

30/10/2012 at 21:39

hi

thanks for the advice - I can't seem to get the contact link to work though.. any ideas?

 

 

 

31/10/2012 at 15:48

Hi Carly I got through to Phillippa on this email address.  They are making the list and will set places in the new year.  I got jittery and booked a hotel!


phillippa@thekirks.info

31/10/2012 at 16:30

Thanks Gaz, you beat me to it.


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