London Marathon Pubs and Bars
Watching the annual Virgin London Marathon can be thirsty work and with crowds of people everywhere you turn, finding a seat in a pub with a good view of the marathon route prior to the race will stand you in good stead. We've done the hard work for you with this round-up of London Marathon pubs and bars. All of the pubs on this list will be flinging open their doors before the London Marathon starts. All you need to do is scan our list of London Marathon pubs and bars, call the bar direct and they may even reserve a table for you.
39 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PS
(020) 7834 6600
Part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, The Rubens at the Palace is situated in a prime location opposite the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace and a short distance from Victoria Station. Find aristocratic grandeur, serene comfort and traditional hospitality, combined with the latest technology. Guests can enjoy award winning afternoon tea in the Palace Lounge facing the Royal Mews.
For more information on the restaurants and bars located within The Rubens at the Palace, please visit:
The English Grill
Cavalry Bar and Palace Lounge
Leopard Champagne Bar
- Located directly opposite Buckingham Palace
- 'Director of Fun' to get the most out of your stay
- Kids under 12 stay free with 6pm check out on Sundays
- Special menus including children's Afternoon Tea
- Family rooms and suites available
More London Marathon Pubs and Bars
A reliable branch of the popular city bar chain, located on Byward Street, a perfect spot for watching the runners as they enter the final phase into the City.
16 Byward Street, Tower Hill, London, EC3R 5BA
(020) 7553 0301
A cosy and traditional Fuller's pub with a marvellous outdoor terrace overlooking the river, the Banker is perfect for that guilt-laden Sunday morning Marathon pint and it's open from 10.30am on the day.
Cousin Lane, London, EC4R 3TE
(020) 7283 5206
Blackfriars Wine Bar is at mile 24 - it's the perfect spot to cheer the runners on and keep their morale high!
80 Scoresby Street, Southwark, London, SE1 0XN
(020) 7928 0905
Cabot Place West, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QT
(020) 7715 5818
Boisdale of canary Wharf is perfect if you want to watch the race from above. They have a large smoking terrace that will give you great views of the marathon below.
The Draft House is a more recent addition to the route and offers a huge selection of ales and some very tasty food - a great spot to enjoy the atmosphere.
206-208 Tower Bridge Road, Bermondsey, London, SE1 2UP
(020) 7378 9995
Gipsy Moth is a lively, upbeat venue popular among locals and visitors to the area alike, with comfortable seating areas and stylish, modern decor.
60 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, London, SE10 9BL
(020) 8858 0786
The Greenwich Union is right at the start of the race, so if you want to be there to support your loved ones as they start their epic journey, this is the place to be.
56 Royal Hill, Greenwich, London, SE10 8RT
(020) 8692 6258
Spend Marathon Day at The Narrow cheering on the runners whilst relaxing with a refreshing drink and some tasty food. With stunning riverside views, The Narrow will also have front-row seats to all the London Marathon action as the route takes runners through Limehouse.
44 Narrow Street, Limehouse, London, E14 8DP
(020) 7592 7950
Hungerford House, Victoria Embankment, Embankment, London, WC2N 6PA
(020) 7389 9933
Opal is a great place to base yourself for the day. Not only will you be able to watch the action on their screens, but you will also be situated perfectly to enjoy the big finalè! Booking is advised.
9 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4EB
(020) 7512 0397
The Pagination overlooks the Thames, and would be a super stylish way to set yourself up for the day near he heart of the action.
The Prospect of Whitby is a great place to base yourself as the race doubles back on itself here. A great spot if you're there to cheer someone on as you're twice as likely to see them in the crowd!
57 Wapping Wall, Shadwell, London, E1W 3SH
(020) 7481 1095
Victoria Embankment, Whitehall, London, WC2N 5DJ
(020) 7839 3011
R.S Hispaniola is at mile 25 and at the end of the marathon. We'd recommend pre-booking as no doubt space will be filling up fast!
One of the best places to go if you're in Greenwich for the race. This is ideal for early birds to get a good spot on the road, and see the first runners come past. Open from early morning.
48 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, London, SE10 9BL
020 8858 3664
1 Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AR
(020) 7715 9606
The Sports Bar and Grill is the perfect place to base yourself for the London Marathon. Not only will you be able to be near the runners at mile 16, you'll also be able to watch the rest of the action on their many plasma screens.
Although the pub itself doesn't offer views of the runners, the place is usually heaving due to its location on the last mile of the route. Expect to be sharing the bar with recovering runners and event supporters.
10 Bridge Street, Westminster, London, SW1A 2JR
(020) 7925 2286
Wahaca's terrace bar is going to be packed with people cheering on the runners as they approach the final stages of the race (miles 17 and 18 to be precise).
40 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5FW
(020) 7516 9145