Olympic Venue: The Mall

  • By Olympic Coverage
  • Published Jan. 26, 2012
  • Updated Mar. 22, 2012 at 9:40 PM UTC
The Mall, where the annual London Marathon finishes each April, will play host to the Olympic Marathon, race walking and road cycling events this summer. Photo:

Sport: Marathon, 50K Race Walk, Paralympic Marathon, Road Cycling
Location: The Mall lies in the heart of London, and runs from Buckingham Palace at its western end to Trafalgar Square at its eastern end.
New or existing: Existing, iconic location
Permanent or temporary:
Number of events: 11

About The Mall

An iconic London landmark, The Mall was created as a ceremonial route in the early 20th century and remains a popular backdrop for formal ceremonies and major sporting events, such as the London Marathon.

During the Games

Temporary seating, scoreboards, video boards, tents, cabins and generators will be erected for 36 days.

Watching the Olympic Marathon, 50K Race Walk and road cycling events is free, but spectators can purchase tickets to a limited number of select viewing areas.

After the Games

Following the Paralympic Games, all temporary structures will be dismantled and The Mall returned to its usual state.

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