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Hello,

we have 3 full days in London, and turns out our first day there is the London Marathon. I would be interested in seeing the runners for a bit and do think the excitement level will be great, but am worried about crowds. I understand the tube will be very busy and some lines will be closed.

I guess this thread has more to do with crowd level than transport, but was not sure where to ask this:

Do you think the day of the marathon would be a good day to spend inside museums? We would like to see the British Museum and the Imperial War Museum at some point during our stay there. So I am thinking day one should be focused on that? (and then some outdoor excitement of the crowds? Then the following 2 days can be spent walking around and seeing Westminister Abbey, Big ben, London Bridge, etc?

Of course we happen to have our first day be a very busy day in London Any advice would be super!

I am leaving from Canada with $5000 for 38 days
Amsterdam, Hanover, Berlin, Munich, Zürich, Lucerne, Rome, Florence, Paris, Bruges, Lille, London
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I think your idea of visiting the museums plus planning some outdoor time is a great one for your first day in any case — even better when that happens to be marathon day.

As for crowded tube and closed tube lines, don’t forget London’s phenominal bus system. The tube is an easy way for tourists to get around so they tend to ignore the buses, but there are several lines that almost seem to be designed to connect various tourist attractions. Hop on #15 at Paddington for a good general see-it-through-the-window tour of London. #188 goes to the British museum.

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Perfect! I will keep that in mind forsure with the busses. The trip is so close I just want it to happen already

I am leaving from Canada with $5000 for 38 days
Amsterdam, Hanover, Berlin, Munich, Zürich, Lucerne, Rome, Florence, Paris, Bruges, Lille, London