The greatest reward when you cross the London Marathon finish line is that you can stop running. Beyond that, however, you can cash in on your fly new medal by taking it to the following establishments to get free stuff. And by stuff we mainly mean alcohol and food.
Race Day Freebies
Moët Champagne At All Bar One
One glass of champagne is probably all you’ll need after completing the marathon, so take your medal to any All Bar One to get one for free. Runners get a 125ml glass of Moët free on race day. Here’s the branch locator.
Meat Liquor Burger
The first of many free burger options. Head into any London branch of Meat Liquor (there are seven – find the nearest at meatliquor.com) on Sunday to pick yours up. Volunteers can also get a free burger with their badge.
Drinks At Three Cheers Pubs
There are seven Three Cheers pubs in London, all of which will be offering a free pint of beer, a glass of wine or prosecco, a house spirit and mixer, or a soft drink for those who show their medal on race day. All the pubs are in south London – check threecheers.co.uk/our-pubs for locations.
Drinks At Hippo Inns Pubs
Another chain of pubs offering free drinks on race day, Hippo Inns has eight locations in London (head to hippoinns.com to find your nearest one). You can have a pint of beer, glass of house wine or a soft drink on the house.
Pint And A Sandwich At Mr Fogg’s Tavern
Head to Mr Fogg’s Tavern near Leicester Square for a free roast beef sandwich and a pint up to 9pm on race day. It will be busy so you might have to book a table in advance, or you can get the sandwich to take away. mr-foggs.com
Pizza At The Taproom
Show your medal at this restaurant in Woolwich for a free pizza on race day – you can choose any from the menu. taproomse18.com
Freebies On Race Day And Beyond!
Take your medal into any Gourmet Burger Kitchen and you’ll be treated to a free 6oz cheeseburger. Handily there are two GBKs not far from the finish – their Soho and Berners Street locations – but if you want to find a less busy option use GBK’s online branch locator. You can get the burger either on Sunday 23rd or Monday 24th.
Kebab At BabaBoom
If a kebab tickles your fancy more than a burger, head to BabaBoom in Clapham and show off your medal on Sunday or Monday to get one of its fancy, and delicious, kebabs.
Veni-Moo Burger At Mac & Wild
If you miss out on the freebies on Sunday you can head to one of Mac & Wild’s two locations, Devonshire Square and Fitzrovia, on Monday (and only Monday) to get a free Veni-Moo burger. That’s a beef patty, a venison patty, cheese, béarnaise and caramelised onions all served on a brioche bun. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
Greek Plate At Real Greek
Real Greek has gone above and beyond by offering its marathon prize for nearly a week. Anyone who flashes a medal in any of its restaurants (locations here) until Friday 28th bags themselves a plate of traditional Greek fare.
Yoga Class At YogaWorks
Another freebie you can cash in well after the marathon itself. Email your running number to [email protected] and you can join a free Yin Yoga class at YogaWorks Wandsworth location until 30th June.