Apologies; done a search for a similar topic but couldn't find any up-to-date discussions on this (Mods; feel free to merge/point me in the right direction!)
I'm 99% sure I've been given a charity place for London 2018, so I need to start looking for accommodation. I haven't yet been given any information on this (pending final confirmation hopefully later this week) so don't know the full ins and outs of London Marathon planning, aside from what I've seen on the site, but just looking for advice/tips etc on accommodation for this.
Had a rough look on the usual sites and prices are already a bit crazy for Sat 21st and that's before the ballots/GFA etc are released, so want to get moving on this.
Anyone got any tips for where to stay/look for etc? I was provisionally thinking along the lines of an early flight/train down on the Sat AM (or even Fri PM), stay over, Race on Sunday and stay over, then head back on Monday. I don't know what it's like getting to/from the start/finish line so just trying to gauge interest and feelings on this; e.g. City Centre are very expensive but have the convenience of being close, whereas outskirts like Heathrow etc benefit from a tiny price, but a massive distance.
any advice is appreciated!