Sunday 28 April marks the 39th London Marathon and to discover the route Deputy Curator Georgina takes you through these stamp landmarks.

The London Marathon in Stamps
The first London Marathon took place in 1981. This year the London Marathon will break the 1 billion pound fundraising mark. Images showing the Royal Observatory and Cutty Sark, near the start line of the race.
In 1994 the finish line moved from Westminster bridge to the Mall where it stayed. The 2019 race will be on Sunday 28 April. Images of stamps showing Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
The race is 26.2 miles long. About 40,000 racers take part, though this year 414,168 applied. Image of a stamp set showing the inside of Saint Paul's Cathedral.
A third of the entries are offered by charities. The fastest female London Marathon runner is Paula Radcliffe with a time of 2:15:25 in 2003. Images of stamps showing the Tate Modern and the London Eye.
The fastest male London Marathon runner is Eliud Kipchoge with a time of 2:03:05 in 2016. Images of stamps showing the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.
Good luck to all those taking part! Image of a stamp showing Buckingham Palace, where the marathon finishing line is.

– Georgina Tomlinson, Deputy Curator of Philately