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TCS London Marathon - 21 April '24 (MVA09)

TCS London Marathon - 21 April '24
UAE Runners Click Here

TCS London Marathon - 21 April '24 (MVA09)

Country Visited: U.K & Ireland
Days Distance Race Type Price from Style
5 42.2 WMM 155000 Guided
  • Overview

  • Itinerary

  • Accommodation

  • Extension Tour

  • Important Information

  • FAQs

  • Reviews

  • Dates & Prices


Among the older & most prestigious races in the world & one of the six World Marathon Majors today, 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 get one step closer to their Six Star dream. The race goes past many iconic landmarks of London - you'll 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-organized 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 or organising - 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 minutes from the race finish
Guaranteed Race Entry to the TCS London Marathon
Easy Group Run to the Finish Line 

Oyster-card worth £20 to enable you to get to the expo 

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, we put on our running shoes and head toward the finish line. It is imperative for all runners to be a part of this as we will navigate you through the return route to the hotel on Race Day with road closures.
You will have the chance to catch up with 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, Hi Tea

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



Your hotel, Premier Inn London County, is a Trip Advisor top-rated property in the heart of the city, within walking distance of iconic spots such as the London Eye, the Big Ben, and less than 1.5 km from the finish line. Getting to the start of the race is made simple with the hotel being located right next to Waterloo station from where trains depart to the starting point (Greenwich) of the race. This is a do-it-yourself property with all runner comforts, especially a great night's sleep!  


Extension Tour

  • Marathon Extensions

    The Scottish Highlands Tour - 22nd to 27th  April '24

    The Scottish Highlands Tour - 22nd to 27th April '24 [6 days]

    U.K & Ireland
    Physical Grading
    • JAN
    • FEB
    • MAR
    • APR
    • MAY
    • JUN
    • JUL
    • AUG
    • SEP
    • OCT
    • NOV
    • DEC
    • From

    Extend your London Marathon experience with a power packed tour of Scotland's Highlands and Isle of Skye


  • 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 INR 90,000 per person (for race participants) and INR 10,000 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 26 Jan 2024                           Non-refundable deposit
Cancel on or after 27 Jan 2024                                  100% Payment 

Cancellation period                                           Charge 
Cancel on or before 26 January 2024           No charge  
Cancel between 26 Jan to 28 Feb 2024        50% Payment
Cancel on or after 01 March 2024                 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 a 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 to INR ROE on 1 Jun 2023 and the 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 a package through Active Holiday Company? Open or Close

All of our World Marathon Major packages come with guaranteed race entry.

Q.2 What happens if the race is cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak? Open or Close

After two years of refunding entries, offering deferrals at a small charge / no charge, all World Major Marathon races have gone back to the old policy of no refund on race entries. This is the condition even if the event cancels. However having held the event safely in 2021 and 2022 chances that the event will cancel in 2023 are remote. While there are chances that travel may continue to be affected from certain countries with little or no notice should the event be cancelled for 2023, we will contact you as soon as we know and offer the options available to us if they are any different from 'no refund, no deferral'. The exact option available will depend on the race organiser. We may retain a small administrative fee to cover our expenses.

Q.3 Will my travel insurance cover the cancellation fee in case of a cancellation - by my choice or on the event organisers part? Open or Close

The exact coverage will be detailed in the conditions of your insurance policy and we encourage you to check whether you can make a claim with them directly. Most Indian insurance providers cover a very small part of the cancellation fee.

Q.4 What if UK is subject to travel restrictions but the race is still taking place? Open or Close

If there are travel restrictions in place but the race is scheduled to take place as normal and you are unable to travel as scheduled, then our standard race cancellation policy will apply unless the race organisers offer us alternatives. Our ability to offer a refund will depend on being able to transfer your entry and hotel bookings to another runner. However, this can’t be guaranteed.
As of August 2022 full cancellation applies if you are unable to travel for the race due to travel restrictions or any other reason. It is the runner's responsibility to meet the quarantine requirements applicable at the time of the event.

Q.5 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.6 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.7 Can I check-in early? Open or Close

Check-in time is 3 pm on the day of arrival at both the hotel and the hostel. Early check-in is subject to availability at the time of arrival. The marathon weekend is a very busy time for all accommodations 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.

Q.8 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.9 What category of the accommodation included? Open or Close

Premier Inn County Hall is a 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 the service and the rooms there. We occasionally combine the stay with Premier Inn Waterloo if room availability is an issue.

Q.10 I am a solo traveller, 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.11 Is it possible for me to buy just the race entry and make my own accommodation arrangements? Open or Close

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.12 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.13 I am taking the race package through Active Holiday Company, is it possible for me to upgrade or change my accommodation? Open or Close

No, it is not possible for us to book your stay elsewhere. We plan our trips so that the whole group stays together at a single hotel so it will not be possible to upgrade hotels since you are part of a group booking.

Q.14 I cannot attend this race. Is it possible for me to transfer my registration to another runner? 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.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 Will you be able to assist me 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 70 reviews)

  • Fabian Katrak

    Apr 2023

    Absolutely Brilliant Experience!

    I have travelled with Active for the London and Chicago marathons, and both my experiences have been amazing with them. Gauri and her team members are so welcoming, friendly, and their primary focus is ensuring that we have a wonderful marathon experience - and they will do everything to support the runners in their group. Gauri has managed so many of these trips, that she has so many tips and tricks for each location. The hotels always have superb locations, plus they organize specific events during the race weekend - shakeout runs with locals, group visit to the expo, group briefing sessions, etc. There was slight chance of rain for the race, and Gauri ensured that everyone received ponchos so we could remain dry. As a runner I just had to focus on my run as I knew everything else was taken care of. I appreciate all the effort Gauri and team put in, Thank you so much! I highly recommend all marathon tours by Active Holiday Company!

  • B J Vikram

    Apr 2023


    This is my 2nd time staying with active holiday. The experience of marathon & staying with active holiday team is so surreal, please note you get so spoilt that you don’t feel like running ur next marathon without them, they literally take care of everything, you have only one job to do, that is to go and run the marathon, thank u Gauri and Suraj, you guys were awesome 👌🏻

    The ah-ha moment on the trip

    Their were many, walking towards the finish line, explaining us how to get to the hotel post the finish, dropping us to subway & seeing us off but best one was Gauri cheering me on the 40th km

    Tips for future travellers for this trip

    Listen to everything Gauri shares over the trip, she has tons of experience and she isn’t kidding

    Other miscellaneous information that can help future travellers

    Not one I can think off

    Read full review

Dates & Prices

Premier Inn London County (4N/5D) - 18th April  to 22nd April 2024 

Per person on twin share
(With Race Entry)
Per person on single room
(With Race Entry)

Non-Running Companion
sharing (Without Race Entry) 

Child Per person on single room
(Without Race Entry)
INR 155,000 INR 199,900 INR 61,000 INR 9000 INR 99,000


  • Trips booked with Active Marathon Holidays Private Limited attract +5% GST and +5% TCS on the INR (Indian Rupee) prices. It is mandatory to provide your passport and PAN card at the time of booking.  

  • TCS Certificates are issued after travel. TCS may be claimed against annual ITR filings. 

  • Payments made via credit card attract +3% surcharge. Deposits made directly to the bank do not attract any charges. 

  • Your invoice will be issued in INR & refunds, when applicable will be made in INR

Marathon entry costs assigned to UAE are acquired at a differential price as per rules set by race organizers & runners from UAE are required to book at prices assigned to UAE. Runners from UAE please click here to book your entry. 

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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