We’ll be working closely with British Transport Police, City of London Police and the organisers of the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon to ensure that both runners and spectators stay safe whilst enjoying the day.

Road closures

There will be a number of road closures in place. Please check and plan your journey before you leave.

Planned road closures can be found here:


For travel information in London visit:


Staying safe

  • keep purses and bags closed and secure at all times, carry bags in front of you or diagonally across your chest
  • return cards to your purse or wallet quickly and make sure it's closed
  • use a purse that's difficult to open. One that zips or snaps shut is best, and keep it closed
  • conceal your wallet in a buttoned or zipped pocket where it doesn't show
  • keep a list, separate from your wallet and phone, of contact numbers of family in case your phone is stolen
  • don't hang bags on the back of a chair
  • don't leave anything on the back of a pushchair
  • don't place your belongings out of sight on the floor
  • if you need help, speak to a police officer or an event steward


There will be police dogs, armed officers and vehicle barriers along the route.

While there is no specific threat to this event, if you do see anything suspicious or unusual please talk to an officer or call 999 if you think someone might be in danger.

For more information about safety and security at the event, please visit: