Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Runner or not, enjoy our special Marathon Package!

Whether you are running the London Marathon or spectating, Rafayel is ideally located for getting around London.

The London Marathon course is fast and flat running along the River Thames on the south side and then the north side after crossing the river by the famous Tower Bridge.

From the start in Greenwich/Blackheath the London marathoners will pass a number of famous London landmarks, including Tower of London, London eye and the 140-year-old Cutty Sark.

Rafayel's offer
(Valid for redemption: 21 April 2012 – 23 April 2012)

2 nights stay and a healthy marathon breakfast plus 30 minutes post marathon massage and inclusive 1- hour water relaxing activity in our hot Jacuzzi and power pool on Monday morning.

All from £275 inc VAT for 2

How to redeem this offer:  Phone, Online
Code - LonMar
Offer valid any day of the week.

Rafayel on the Left Bank | 34 Lombard Road | London SW11 3RF
Reservations:  +44 (0) 207 801 3600
Email: reservations@hotelrafayel.com

*Brief history of London Marathon

London became a Marathon city and hosted its first marathon after former Olympic champion Chris Brasher returned from the New York Marathon feeling exhilarated and wanting to make the same event happen in his home town.

London deserves to have its own marathon race, as this was the city where the present marathon distance was set.

For the 1908 Olympics, King Edward VII wanted the marathon to start from the courtyard of Windsor Castle and finish in front of the Royal Box at the White City Stadium for the queen to see. 

This distance was 26 miles, 385 yards as opposed to the original distance of 24 miles, 1395 yards run in the first modern Olympics in Athens. 

King Edward VII's command has been reality ever since.

The first London Marathon was introduced in 1981, and the race has been widely popular right from the start.

*excerpt off Andy Guest website

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