The Great Big London Marathon Spectator’s Pub Crawl

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The best place to watch other people doing physical exercise is the pub, because beer helps you forget all the guilt.

Maybe you know somebody who’s running on the 22nd April and you want to show your support by drinking as many pints as the number of miles they’ll be running. (That last 0.2 of a pint might be a bit of a struggle, but you’ll make it across the finish line – we believe in you.)

The ⭐️ indicates that the pub is a Wetherspoons, not that it is particularly worthy of a gold star. Though, generally, those two traits do go hand in hand.

Greenwich/Charlton (Start → 1 mile)

The Royal Standard

The Royal Standard
The Royal Standard

Woolwich (1 mile → 2 miles)

The Bugle Horn

The White Swan

(4 miles → 5 miles)

Rose of Denmark

Greenwich (5 miles → 6 miles)

The River Ale House

The Crown

(6 miles → 7 miles)

The Old Brewery

the old brewery
The Old Brewery

The Spanish Galleon

The Gate Clock ⭐️

Deptford (7 miles → 8 miles)

The Duke

(8 miles → 9 miles)

The Black Horse

The Surrey Docks ⭐️

Tower Bridge (12 miles → 13 miles)

The King’s Arms

The Pommelers Rest ⭐️

The Draft House, Tower Bridge

The Vault

Limehouse (14 miles → 15 miles)

The Grapes (owned by Gandalf. Read about it here.)

The Grapes (📸 by Hornbeam Arts)
The Grapes (📸 by Hornbeam Arts)

20 miles → 21 miles

The Crown

21 miles → 22 miles

The Craft Beer Co.

The Craft Beer Co.

The White Swan

Tower Hill (22 miles → 23 miles)

The Liberty Bounds ⭐️

23 miles → 24 miles

The Hung, Drawn and Quartered

The Walrus & the Carpenter

Westminster (25 miles → finish line)

The Tattershall Castle

The Tattershall Castle

St Stephen’s Tavern


Check out this map of the route, and plan your day accordingly.

Georgie Hoole

Georgie Hoole

Georgie is Deputy Editor at Secret London. She loves a trendy café and is all too familiar with the extortionate price of a coffee in the capital. She enjoys the finer things in life (like red wine on a school night and eating Ben and Jerry's straight from the tub) and hasn't quite grasped the concept of adulthood yet.