It offers beautiful views of the river, and is more than comfortable enough to stay in for a few drinks.
1A Pepys Building Old Royal Naval College, SE10 9LW, Formerly a Meantime pub, The Old Brewery has changed hands, but the building has kept its charms.
Strand, WC2R 0EU, After spending a little time on the Embankment, change the pace dramatically and head to the Savoy to spend an afternoon bathed in utter luxury.
Their afternoon tea is possibly the finest in the capital, while the American Bar and Beaufort Bar both serve sterling drinks.
Demand for places again far outstripped availability as a record 253,930 people entered the public ballot last May with only 50,000 successful in their applications.
1 Frances St, SE18 5EF This plucky pub survived a bombing in 1974, so a marathon isn't going to put the owners off opening.
Situated at around the second mile, the runners should jog right by (although some of the less dedicated may pop in themselves).
Take an outside table in the alleyway next to Victoria Embankment Gardens to catch some sun (and a glimpse of the sweaty masses regretting their life decisions), or head inside to the wine caves, which are always bustling, and always romantic.
If you're simply looking for a decent pint, there are few better choices on the entire route.
36D Shad Thames, SE1 2YE, uk Request a table outdoors at this excellent French spot and you'll see the runners make their way across Tower Bridge.
117 Rotherhithe St, SE16 4NF, uk One of two pubs in this list alone which claims to be the oldest riverside pub in London, the quaint Mayflower makes an ideal base to wander back and forth from to see who's training is paying off as runners make their way through Rotherhithe.
If you can, get a spot riverside, in their lovely little garden.