Road closures announced as Tower Hamlets prepares for London marathon

Spectators watch as runners cross Tower Bridge during the Virgin London Marathon last year

Spectators watch as runners cross Tower Bridge during the Virgin London Marathon last year - Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Images

Not every borough can boast having the London marathon on its doorstep but this does mean roads will be closed to make way for the big run.

To accommodate the 35,000 entrants set to fill the streets on Sunday diversions will be put in place and roads will be shut through-out the day.

The following roads are set to shut from 8.00am until 19.00pm on Sunday April 13:

Tower Bridge, The High way (South side), Narrow Street, West Ferry Road, East Ferry Road, Marsh Wall, North Colonnade, Poplar High Street and Commercial Road.

Residents on the riverside of Westferry Road are able to use the single lane access route southbound on Westferry Road to the junction of East Ferry Road and Manchester Road,

The opening times given are according to marshal’s deciding roads are safe to be reopened.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter