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TCS London Marathon 27 Apr 2025 UAE Residents (MVA09)

TCS London Marathon 27 Apr 2025 UAE Residents
India Runners Click Here

TCS London Marathon 27 Apr 2025 UAE Residents (MVA09)

Country Visited: U.K & Ireland
Days Distance Race Type Price from Style
5 42.2 WMM د.إ 10000 (₹2,20,000) Guided
  • Overview

  • Itinerary

  • Accommodation

  • Important Information

  • FAQs

  • Reviews

  • Dates & Prices


Among the older & most prestigious races in the world & one of the 6 World Major Marathons, the very first London Marathon was held in 1981. Since then this large celebratory sporting festival of sorts, has become a must-do for many marathoners. The race guarantees unparalleled spectator support and thousands who take to the streets run in support of charities, making this race amongst the highest fund-raising events in the history of marathons. Active Holiday Company is proud to be the Official Tour Operator in India, helping Indians to get one step closer to their World Marathon Major dream. The race goes past many iconic landmarks of London. You will go over Tower Bridge and pass the House of Parliament and finally past Buckingham Palace. The race attracts world-class competition and is one of the best organised marathon races. And although there is no time-limit to complete the race, to receive a finisher medal, you are required to complete the race within 8 hours. 


  • Guaranteed Race Entry 
  • Superbly located hotel 
  • Meet runners from all over India & UAE  
  • No stress of planning - just run your race
  • On ground support - you'll need it 
  • Dedicated Meet & Greet area for friends and family post the race 
  • Skip the lines - quick bib pick up at the expo


  • 4 Nights stay at the superbly located Premier Inn London County Hall /Waterloo and Club Quarters Trafalgar Square is minutes from the race finish
  • Guaranteed Race Entry to the TCS London Marathon
  • Oreintation walk to the Finish Line on Friday morning
  • Shake Out Run on Saturday morning


  • Hi-Tea Orientation Meet-up & networking with fellow runners at a typical English place
  • Fabulous Breakfasts on all days 

Active Holiday Company Value Add-Ons:

  • On-Ground presence from Active Holiday Company for ground assistance (we have hosting London Marathon runners for 9 years!).
  • Active Holiday Company World Marathon Majors T-Shirt (With Race Entry only)
  • Skip the lines - quick bib pick up at the expo
  • Dedicated Meet & Greet area for friends and family post the race 


Day 1
Arrive – London (Thu) Open or Close

On arrival in London, make your way from the airport to the hotel (our detailed travel documents will provide you with information on how you can get to the hotel).
You have the rest of the day free to spend as you please.
Meals: None

Day 2
London (Fri) Open or Close

Today, after a leisurely breakfast head out for a guided walking tour of the Old City.
It is imperative for all runners to be a part of this tour as not only do you get to visit sites that you cannot and should not miss, it will also help you navigate your route back to the hotel on Race Day.
On this tour, you will stop by everything quintessentially London, from the Big Ben to the Buckingham Palace and St. James Park, finally ending at Westminster Abbey.
This is also a wonderful opportunity to meet your fellow runners and compare notes. You can also choose to make your way to ExCel Center to collect your running kit and bib immediately after the tour ends.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3
London (Sat) Open or Close

Get an early start to the day and head to St. James Park (the finishing point for the race), for a warm-up run. Head back to the hotel, in time for breakfast.
You have the remainder of the day to spend at leisure.
This centurion old mega-polis has a mind boggling array of activities and sites to captivate you. We suggest a trip to the London Eye, which is walking distance from your centrally located hotel or maybe a cruise along river Thames.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4
Race Day! (Sun) Open or Close

Race Day is finally here!
This iconic race is run over a largely flat course around the river Thames, passing the Tower of London. In the penultimate mile along the London Eye comes into view, and as does Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, and finishing alongside St. James's Palace.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5
Depart – London (Mon) Open or Close

With a medal in the bag and bragging rights galore, it’s time to say good bye to London. You will need to find your way to the airport.
Or instead, celebrate having run a World Major with an extended tour of Europe’s wonders! Ask us for our exclusive extension for London Marathoners to Amsterdam as we get you on bicycles to witness the Tulips in full bloom.
Meals: Breakfast



Club Quarters Trafalgar Square 4*

Club Quarters hotel is situated in London’s well-heeled West End at Trafalgar Square, just minutes from the finish line of the London Marathon. The historic neighborhood also ticks off every travellers must-see list including the Big Ben, Westminster Abbey etc. The Charring Cross tube station is right across and connects to various lines connecting to the rest of the city and the start line of the London Marathon. 

Premier Inn County Hall and Premier Inn Waterloo 3*


Premier Inn London County Hall hotel is set inside the city's historic County Hall - an iconic Grade II listed building - we're just a short walk away from some of the city's main tourist attractions like the London Eye, The London Dungeon and Jubilee Gardens. Big Ben is just a few mins walk and close to Westminster Bridge as well as can head straight for Waterloo Station, which is only about an eight-minute walk away. It is less than 2 kms from the finish line.





  • The exact inclusions on your trip are detailed on every trip page.
  • Typically, the cost of flights, visas, passport, insurance is not included in the tour price unless stated otherwise.
  • Any meals not mentioned as included are at your own expense.
  • Single rooms, optional tours and extra nights cost extra.
  • Tips for drivers, guides and tour managers is not included in your tour price.
  • Arrival and departure transfers may or may not be included in your tour price – this is clearly stated on the trip page.
  • Excess baggage, porterage, laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages are considered personal expenses and not included in your tour price.
  • GST, VAT and other taxes as applicable in your country are additional to the tour price.

Booking Conditions

A non-refundable deposit of AED 6600 per person (for race participants) and AED 1000 per companion is needed to confirm your race participation and accommodation.

The following cancellation fees are applicable to your booking 

Cancellation period                                              Charge
Cancel on or before 15 Jan 2025                        Non-refundable deposit
Cancel on or after 16 Jan 2025                           100% Payment 

Cancellation period                               Charge 
Cancel on or before 26 Jan 2025          No charge  
Cancel on 26 Jan to 28 Feb 2025         50% Payment
Cancel after 01 March 2025                  100% Payment 
Please note we hold limited rooms for our group and adding a companion later is subject to availability 

As the official tour operator for India we can only accept bookings from runners residing in India (irrespective of your nationality).
Race entry is not available without the package; however, the package can be booked without the race entry (non-runners prices apply). Race entry is available only for residents of India and GCC countries (irrespective of their nationality).
Entries are available on first come basis. Due to the popularity of this race, we offer the first right of refusal to runners who have run other International races with us before. The tour is offered to new runners after our past runners have taken their entries. 

If this is your sixth and final Abbott WMM race, check our FAQs to ensure you receive a six-star medal at the finish.

All prices are based on GBP INR ROE on 1st June 2024 and price is subject to revision should the exchange rate fluctuate drastically before full payment is made.
Please contact us for flights, visas and insurance if you need assistance.

Before You Go

Things you need to know


Q.1 Is my race entry guaranteed if I book Active Holiday Company's London Marathon trip? Open or Close

All of our World Marathon Major trips come with guaranteed race entry. Active Holiday Company is the officially appointed International Tour Operator for TCS London Marathon. All of our World Marathon Major packages come with guaranteed race entry.

Q.2 Is it possible for me to buy just the race entry and make my own accommodation arrangements? Open or Close

Unfortunately not. As Tour Operators, we are required to sell the race entry along with accommodation. Our contract with the race does not permit us to sell a stand-alone race entry.

Q.3 Do I need a Qualifying Time to book TCS London Marathon via Active Holiday Company? Open or Close

Tour Operator entries for the TCS London Marathon do not require any qualifying time. You do not need a qualifying time to run London Marathon through Active Holiday Company.

Q.4 Is there a cut-off time to finish the race? Open or Close

Participants must finish the course by the stated cutoff time of 19:00 (subject to change at the organizers' discretion) in order to receive a medal and be included in the results.

Q.5 What is the difference between Double and Twin Bedded rooms? Open or Close

A double bedded room means two persons sleep on a single bed (king or queen size). A Twin bedded room means two separate beds in a room. At times, the Premier Inn hotels offer Twin Beds in the form of a queen bed; a sofa bed in the room. If you are booking a twin bedded room at the Premier Inn hotel, we cannot guarantee two beds of the same size in your room since rooms are allocated based on availability at the time of Check-in.

Q.6 What category of the accommodation included? Open or Close

Premier Inn County Hall is a 3-star business hotel rated highly for its reliable and functional services. It is chosen for its fabulous location and ease of access but all our runners also love rooms in addition t o the location.
Club Quarters Hotel Trafalgar Square is a stylish, 4-star in the heart of the city, just minutes from the finish line and famous landmarks.

Q.7 I’ve got the race entry through the Ballot/Charity, can I book the accommodation from Active Holiday Company? Open or Close

Yes, it is possible for you to stay with our marathon group if you already have the entry or if you are travelling with a non-running companion. However, please note that this will be at the same hotel as the rest of the group travelling on our package.

Q.8 I am a solo traveler, is it possible for me to find someone to share my room with? Open or Close

We have several single runners interested in sharing a room with another runner and, wherever possible, we try to pair up people who have requested rooms on twin share. However, please keep in mind that this is not a guarantee and in some cases, you might be required to take a single supplement. If you have a friend who is already on the group you'd like to share your room with please let us know your preference at the time of making the booking so we can pair you together.

Q.9 Is it possible for me to upgrade or change my accommodation? Open or Close

We offer two accommodation options for our London Marathon tour. It is not possible for us to offer a stay elsewhere, outside these options.

Q.10 Can I book extra nights before or after the race? Open or Close

Please contact us if you’d like to add pre or post-nights to your trip to your hotel stay in London. If you are booking your pre and post-nights at the hotel directly please note that you will have to change your room by checking out of that room and checking into the new room allocated for the group. Please do not request us or the hotel reception to allow you to continue staying in the same room if your booking has not been made as part of our group.

Q.11 Can I check-in early? Open or Close

Check-in time is 3 pm on the day of arrival at both the hotels. Early check-in is subject to availability at the time of arrival and there is a charge for the early check-in, which you may pay directly to the hotel. The marathon weekend is a very busy time for hotels and if you are arriving early and you would like a room ready upon arrival you will need to book and pay for it from the previous night. You may also leave your luggage with the concierge / luggage room of the hotel at no extra charge.

Q.12 Will I have to collect my own bib? Open or Close

Yes, all the World Major Marathons require that the participants attend the expo in person and collect their bibs. Your travel documents will contain detailed instructions on how to get to and from the expo from your hotel.

Q.13 This is my Sixth WMM, how do I receive a six star medal at the finish? Open or Close

If you have booked your sixth and final Abbott WMM race, please contact us so that we can guide you through the process and ensure you receive a medal at the finish.

Q.14 What is the average temperature on London Marathon day? Open or Close

The average race day temperatures generally ranges between 10 and 15 degrees Celsius but London Marathon has seen temperatures ranging from 9 to 23 degrees. You should prepare for both low and high temperatures as the exact weather will become clearer only closer to race day.

Q.15 Is it possible for me to defer my registration to the following year? Open or Close

Yes London Marathon is one of the only WMM races that allows you to defer your registration to the following year. This can be done online, closer to the race day. Though your race spot is guaranteed the following year, you will still need to pay for your entry again. Our standard cancellation charges apply even if you defer to the next year since current years fees and hotel payments are not refundable.

Q.16 I am unable to participate as planned. Is it possible for me to transfer my registration to another runner or to defer to 2026? Open or Close

London Marathon does not allow runners to transfer their spots to another runner. Entries are also non-refundable under all circumstances.

Q.17 Where is the start and Finish line of TCS London Marathon? Open or Close

The start is in Blackheath and Greenwich, in South East London. The finish is in the Mall, alongside St James’s Palace, with Buckingham Palace behind you.

Q.18 Can Active Holiday Company assist with visas and air tickets? Open or Close

Yes, we can help you with visas and flight tickets for an additional charge. Please get in touch with us for details. The UK visa does not need you to apply only within 90 days of travel so we suggest you get the visa out of the way at the earliest possible.


Post Your Review

Overall score:

(Based on 8 reviews)

  • Lubna A

    Oct 2024


    London marathon 2024 with Active holiday was seamless! Staring from registration till checkout afterwards, the AC team was there. The team offered clear communication throughout, opportunities with connect with fellow marathoners before arriving to London, welcome dinner party to get things kicked off!
    I especially appreciated the guided finish line orientation and the trip to the expo.
    My first marathon trip with AC but surely not the last!

    The ah-ha moment on the trip

    The personalized t-shirt gave me superpower! To hear a stranger just wishing you good luck made me take the extra step when I was tired.

    Feedback on the trip guide

    Gauri trip to finish line was great, made return on the day of a painless experience, but did it have to be that early?!!

    Also, I went to the expo with Suraj, I appreciated that he took the thinking part of taking us, but I think we should have spent more time, with a fixed meet up spot and time afterwards.

    Tips for future travellers for this trip

    Don't hesitate, just book it :)

    Other miscellaneous information that can help future travellers

    I loved everything!! Just a note to maximize on value of Oyster cards-- I wish people who left early and had still some cash on their cards gave them to AC team so if other people stayed they could have used that.

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  • Aaser Abbasi

    Oct 2024

    Thank you - Everything was on point and timely.

    The ah-ha moment on the trip

    very central location thank you

    Feedback on the trip guide


    Tips for future travellers for this trip

    always take your gear in your carry on and change of clothes.

    Other miscellaneous information that can help future travellers


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Dates & Prices

Premier Inn London County and Premier Inn Waterloo (4N/5D) - 24th April to 28th April 2025


Per person on Twin Share 
(With Race Entry)
Per person on Single Room 
(With Race Entry) 
Per person on Twin Share 
(Without Race Entry)
Per person on Single Room 
(Without Race Entry) 

AED 10,000

AED 12,400 AED 3,400 N/A


Club Quarters Trafalgar Square (4N/5D) - 24th April to 28th April 2025


Per person on Twin Share 
(With Race Entry)
Per person on Single Room 
(With Race Entry) 
Per person on Twin Share 
(Without Race Entry)
Per person on Single Room 
(Without Race Entry)  

AED 11,500

AED 14,000 AED 4,800 N/A

A service charge of 4% is applicable on all online transactions.
Deposits / payment directly to UAE account must be in Dhirams (AED) only. 
Spots are available only for people residing in the UAE or other GCC countries

REPEAT TRAVELLER DISCOUNT: Runners who have done at least one WMM race with us in the past receive a one time discount of AED 525. Valid only on race inclusive price and for bookings received before 31 July 2024. Discount will be applied in the final payment. 

Why Run with Active Holiday Company

We are the region’s best known & most trusted Marathon Tour Operator. We are the official Tour Operators for the World Marathon Major Races. We are runners just like you!
  • Guaranteed Race Entry, no timing qualification

    Guaranteed Race Entry,
    no timing qualification

  • Well located accommodation that delivers value

    Well located accommodation
    that delivers value

  • Thoughtfully planned programs with runner ‘comforts’ included

    Thoughtfully planned programs with
    runner ‘comforts’ included

  • All logistics looked after, you focus on your race!

    All logistics looked after,
    you focus on your race!

  • Best in class service & 24/7 emergency support

    Best in class service &
    24/7 emergency support

  • Network with like-minded runners & companions

    Network with like-minded
    runners & companions

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