June 22, 2012, 12:49 pm -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Returning to the British capital for the 12 th time, the British 10K London Run is back on Sunday 8 July. As many as 30,000 runners are expected to take part in the 10k loop race that begins at Hyde Park Corner. The route takes in some of London 's top sites, landmarks and areas including Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, Tower Bridge and the London Eye. All levels of runner are welcomed and novices and experienced runners alike will be joined by a whole host of celebrities and elite competitive runners. The time to beat from 2011 is 29 minutes achieved by Bernard Rotich.
Spectators will be able to watch competitors along the entire course, although popular locations will be in Hyde Park and along the Embankment and Whitehall.
LondonTown.com has made life easier for competitors and spectators of the British 10K London Run by discounting dozens of London hotels. Room rates throughout the summer are being slashed by as much as 90% even on luxury four- and five-star centrally located properties.
For competitors looking for easy access to Hyde Park corner for a timely start, LondonTown.com recommends the luxurious, opulent and sumptuous five-star properties of The Metropolitan Hotel London and The Berkley Hotel. Both hotels have spas so runners can relax and rest tired limbs after pounding the London streets or indulge in a pre-race treat. The Berkley also has an amazing swimming pool, which is enticing even if runners are tired after the British 10K London Run.
The Metropolitan is on offer from £178 thanks to an exclusive LondonTown.com discount of 62%. Rooms at the Berkley were also discounted; rates now start at £319 per night thanks to a discount of up to 31%.
If budgets are more restricted, LondonTown.com has plenty of other hotels on offer across the capital. It also has more information on the British 10K London Run and details of other events taking place around 8 July.