It’s the Annual Wapping London Marathon Lock-In!

Next Sunday 23rd April sees the return of the Annual Wapping London Marathon Lock-In event brought to you by the Virgin Money London Marathon 2017!

The Annual Wapping Lock-In costs nothing to enter if you live in Wapping E1W. In fact you have no choice but to enter.

And not leave.

Road closures

To find out the precise details of the Annual Wapping Lock-In you are advised to look at the links below:

2017 Virgin Money London Marathon Road Closure Information (PDF)

Crossing Points Information (PDF)

Crash barriers. Everywhere.

If you can’t be bothered to read the details then just assume that wherever you want to go next Sunday you can’t. It’s easier that way.

Free parking for Wapping residents at Bishop Challoner

Below is the official blurb from Virgin Money

“The route passes along The Highway between miles 13 to 14 and again on the opposite carriageway between miles 21 to 22.

Free local parking is available for Wapping residents at Bishop Challoner School, from 16:00 on Saturday 22 April until 16:00 on Sunday 23 April.

Access to the School is via Commercial Road and Steels Lane. Residents can leave their cars securely parked and can return on foot at any time. Parked vehicles should exit the area northbound via Commercial Road, which is open eastbound and westbound.

A vehicle crossing point will operate at the junction of The Highway and Glamis Road during the road closure period, allowing entry and exit north and south. Residents are advised that vehicles will NOT be able to cross while there are runners on both carriageways of The Highway (between approximately 09:45-14:30 on Sunday 23 April).

Residents on foot are also advised to use the pedestrian subway at the junction of The Highway and Glamis Road.”

Crossing Points Wapping & Shadwell

Anyone wishing to escape the Lock-In will have to use the crossing point at The Highway junction with Glamis Road which will be controlled by London Marathon marshals.

Some people running across our local bridge.



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