The London Marathon, one of the biggest races in the world has a lot to be proud of; it gives all its participants a sense of pride and accomplishment as they combat a mentally challenging and physically gruelling task of completing a 26.2 mile run. It has also established British heroes such as Paula Radcliffe; but 2013 will not only see Paula aim to beat her personal best, double-Olympic champion, Mo Farah will also be joining in the challenge. The long-distance runner aims to make his full London Marathon debut in 2014, and will only compete in half of the marathon this year.
It isn’t just about rising stars and catching a glimpse of the immensely talented Mo Farah and Paula Radcliffe. It’s also about the participants completing their goals and ambitions, whilst raising money for charities of their choosing – this is what makes the London Marathon such a phenomenal event.
Since the race began in 1981, runners have raised a staggering £500 million for good causes, and this year fundraisers hope that we will see yet another record-breaking event. 100,000 people were expected to register to this year’s marathon despite there only being 30,000 places, which have been assigned through a ballot. With each applicant charged a £35 admin fee, the event would have already raised £1,050,000, although this money may go towards the running of the event; water supplies, closing of London roads and possibly the employment of staff and security.
If you will be running this year’s marathon or will be coming to London to support a friend or family member, you’re sure to be looking for a place to stay. We here at Refresh Accommodation are offering those participating and observing the London Marathon a special 15% off published rates at Astons Apartments during the time period! Astons Apartments in South Kensington, is situated a short distance away from the finishing line, making it an ideal place to return to, to put your feet up and gain that much needed and deserved rest. Once you arrive at Astons Apartments you will be greeted with a warm friendly face, many congratulations in your accomplishment, a fresh towel and refreshments.
Other accommodating apartments you may wish to stay at include:
- City Docklands, Docklands (nearest underground: Limehouse DLR)
- Stratford Bellhaven, Docklands (nearest underground: Stratford)
- Ramada Suites, Docklands (nearest underground: Prince Regent (DLR)
- Marlin Apartments Aldgate, The City (nearest underground: Aldgate East)
All of the above apartments are situated near the starting line of the marathon.
- 190 Bermondsey Street - London Bridge (nearest underground: London Bridge)
- Think London Bridge, London Bridge (nearest station: London Bridge)
- SACO Waterloo, Westminster (nearest underground: Waterloo)
Above apartments are placed close-by to the marathon venue.
However, if you want to reward yourself by staying in the height of luxury after the race we would recommend that you stay at the Dolphin House in Victoria. Here you can choose to relax in the swimming pool or sauna, or choose to unwind with a well deserved Moroccan spa – all under one roof!
After the marathon run of 26.2 miles you’re sure to feel like a good night’s rest in a comfortable and lavish bedroom followed by a relaxing pampering session, and this is where we can help you recover. Take a look at our 15% off offer and full portfolio of apartments near the finishing line to discover an apartment that fits your needs and requirements.