There will be thousands of runners, fans and supporters heading to Hackney Marshes across the Hackney Festival of Fitness weekend. On Sunday 19 May, a record number of runners will take on the Hackney Half. We strongly recommend that you arrive at the Hackney Marshes by 8AM at the latest.
Remember, there will be a number of road closures and diversions in place from 07:00. Please factor these into your travel plans (and those of any of your supporters, family and friends). And also check with https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/ to keep informed of any public transport updates and engineering works.
Scroll down for more information on how to get to the Festival Village on the Hackney Marshes!
London Underground now operates an all-night service on Saturday nights on the Jubilee, Central, Victoria, Piccadilly and Northern lines. On the Central and Jubilee lines, trains run every 10 minutes overnight until 07:10, when train frequencies begin to increase, reaching the full service of every 5 minutes by 07:30. Please note there are planned works on the Central line between White City and Ealing Broadway and West Ruislip on this weekend.
The two closest stations are:
Stratford Station: Central & Jubilee Lines, & National Rail (25-minute walk to the Festival Village through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park).
Leyton Station: Central Line (20-minute walk to the Festival Village).
Homerton Station: London Overground will be running 4 additional services per hour from 07:00 – 09:00 in each direction, between Camden Road & Stratford. Homerton Station is the closest station and is a 15-minute walk to the Festival Village. From 09:00 onwards the usual Sunday timetable will be in operation.
Clapton Station: London Overground (30-minute walk to the Festival Village).
There will be signs and marshals wearing high visibility vests to guide you from Stratford, Leyton and Homerton stations to the Festival Village on Hackney Marshes.
If you are planning to cycle, there will be numerous bike parking facilities within the Festival Village. To secure your bike to the rack you need to lift the bike up and position the front part of the saddle over the metal bar.
Please note bikes will be left at the owner’s risk. To secure your bike to the racking please bring an appropriate cable or chain lock.
Due to the number of road closures, if you are driving we recommend parking at Westfield Stratford City (E20 1EJ) which is a 25 minute walk to the Festival Village. There are 4,500 spaces available. For prices, check their website:
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