London Marathon road closures on Sunday 26 April

Published Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Some roads will be closed through Royal Greenwich along the marathon route.

The borough is gearing up for the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 26 April 2015.

Once again, runners in different categories will start from three points on Blackheath, beginning at 9am.

Some roads in Blackheath, Woolwich and Greenwich will be closed from 7am as the runners assemble then take the east to west route through the borough, before moving west into the London Borough of Lewisham at Creek Road, Deptford.

Road closures 

In Royal Greenwich, vehicles cannot travel along the route until the times as shown here:

London Marathon road closures
 Mile   Main road on route  Anticipated closure time  Antipicated opening time
 Red Start Charlton Way 07:00 12:00
 Blue Start Shooters Hill Road 07:00 12:00

Red Route: Charlton Road

Blue Route: Shooters Hill Road

07:00 12:00

Red Route: Little Heath

Blue Route: Charlton Park Lane

07:00 12:00

Red Route: Artillery Place

Blue Route: John Wilson Street

07:00 12:00
 4 Woolwich Church Street 07:00 14:00
 5 Woolwich Road 07:00 14:00
 6 Trafalgar Road 07:00 14:00
 7 Creek Road 07:00 14:00

Visit the Virgin Money London Marathon website for a full list of closures and affected routes around London

Crossing points and times 

Residents can cross the route at the junctions and times below. 

Until around 8.45am 

  • Charlton Road / Victoria Way / Marlborough Lane, crossing over Charlton Road (north and south)
  • Shooter's Hill Rd / Kenya Road / Weyman Road, crossing over Shooters Hill Road (north and south)
  • Ha-Ha Road / Stadium Road / Repository Road, crossing over Ha-Ha Road (north and south)
  • Artillery Place / Repository Road / Frances Street, crossing over Artillery Place (north and south)
  • Woolwich Road / Frances Street / Leda Road, crossing over Woolwich Road (north and south)

Until around 9am 

  • Woolwich Road / Anchor & Hope Lane / Charlton Church Lane, crossing over Woolwich Road (north and south)

Until around 9.05am 

  • Trafalgar Road / Blackwall Lane / Vanbrugh Hill, crossing over Trafalgar Road (north and south)

Until around 9.15am

  • Creek Road / Norman Road / Norway Street, crossing over Creek Road (north and south)
  • Creek Road / Glaisher Street / Gonson Street, crossing over Creek Road (north and south).

From 8am the remainder of the road closures will be implemented through Deptford, Rotherhithe, Tower Hamlets, Docklands and the City.  

Residents will be guided across the route at identified crossing points.

Greenwich Foot Tunnel 

The Greenwich Foot Tunnel will be closed to people wanting to go north to south. People can only enter it at Cutty Sark and go north over the river. This will be for about two hours from 10am. There is no set time for this as it is dependent on the foot flow demand as people move from the race start across to the other side. This will be managed by London Marathon marshals.

Public transport

Docklands Light Railway (DLR) trains and stations on the marathon route will be very busy. 

Transport for London (TfL) also provides information about road closures and how they will affect motorists and people using public transport. 

Visit the TfL website for London Marathon travel information