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Keep your fitness programme on track with a little help from your Sports Buddies

London hotels, The Rubens and Hotel 41, offer guests ‘Sports Buddies’ programme to maintain pre-marathon motivation while they travel London, 11 April 2016 – Marathon season is well and truly upon us – London’s parks and streets are packed with fitness fanatics donning high vis sportswear and mileage trackers in their final preparations for the upcoming London Marathon on 24 April, which attracts tens of thousands of runners to the Capital. Guests staying at award winning London hotels, The Rubens at the Palace and Hotel 41, needn’t skip their marathon preparations while travelling; the ‘Sports Buddies’ programme has their fitness regime covered.

Equally fitness fanatical staff at the two adjacent London hotels have picked their favourite sports and exercise regimes and are ready to offer themselves as running partners, team mates or sporting adversaries. Guests need simply contact the hotels’ concierges who will make the necessary arrangements, or email the staff member directly via the hotels’ websites.

With St James’ Park, Green Park and Hyde Park on their doorsteps, The Rubens at the Palace and Hotel 41 are perfectly situated to offer the best outdoor training in London. Guests can take advantage of the staff’s local knowledge and be guided on lesser known jogging and walking trails, try horse-riding in Hyde Park or join The Rubens Team in five-a-side football match on a pitch nearby. Other sports available include golf, cycling, tennis and even trampolining! Whether travelling solo on business, or exploring London with friends or family, there are activities to suit everyone.

To guarantee post-workout wellbeing, both hotels have access to fully trained masseurs and beauty professionals, available any time of the day or night. A variety of treatments and therapies are also available for all guests in the comfort of their own room. There are a number of healthy dining options available in the hotels, or sumptuous suppers for those who now feel they deserve the calories.

Hotel 41 is a beautifully intimate five-star property which is listed as London’s Number 1 hotel on TripAdvisor. The private hideaway in the heart of London offers exceptional levels of comfort, a personal butler, 24 hour room service and passionate staff who outnumber guests two to one. Situated right by Buckingham Palace, The Rubens at the Palace is a luxuriously furnished four-star hotel, located opposite the Royal Mews and moments away from some of London's best shops, restaurants and attractions. Guests are assured of a very royal welcome!

The Sports Buddies programme is also available at the boutique Twelve Apostles hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. The 5-star hotel is flanked by the majestic Table Mountain National Park, a World Heritage Site, and the Twelve Apostles mountain range. In addition to the Sports Buddies programme, guests have the opportunity to hike this scenic landscape surrounding the hotel.