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The Great Wall of China Marathon is one option (Picture: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Love marathons, tired of London?

Some never bore of the London Marathon - indeed there are 15 people who have run every single one ever held - but for the slightly less obsessive, a bit of variety is preferable. So here’s a quick look at some other options, from the extreme to the wacky.

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Exterior picture of Holiday Inn, Mayfair

Hotel Review: Holiday Inn Mayfair makes a great base for exploring London

It is more than 250 years since Sir Christopher Wren immortalised the phrase ‘When a man is tired of London he is tired of Life’.

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Iconic Big Ben can be seen through the bedroom window

Review: Park Plaza Westminster Bridge is the ultimate room with a view

You’ve probably seen the Park Plaza Hotel innumerable times.

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Hotellerie de Mascognaz in Champoluc

Föhn wind brings pristine ski conditions to Champoluc and Courmayeur in the Aosta Valley, Italy

Deserted slopes, delicious food, friendly folk, and it’s a whole load cheaper than France, Switzerland and Austria... why Italy’s Aosta Valley beats its neighbours in the skiing stakes – especially this season, as it’s bathing in plentiful snow while Chamonix is suffering.

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The beach at Coco Reef.

Coco Reef, Tobago: Travel review

As day became night in Tobago, I found the sunset was best enjoyed while stretched out on a sun lounger beneath a palm tree on golden sands.

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Park Lane Hilton, Park Lane

Park Lane Hilton in London: Hotel review

It’s location location location for the Park Lane Hilton, a concrete monolith which towers sentinel-like over Hyde Park to the front and Green Park to the back.

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It doesn't look particularly safe, but they seem to be having a nice time. Commuters waving their hats in the air as they pass Portland Road station during a trial trip on the London Metropolitan Underground railway in 1863. Picture: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Want to see what travelling on the Tube 150 years ago looked like?

It is nearly the end of London Underground’s anniversary celebrations, looking back at 150 years of subterranean transport in the capital.

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Horse riding on Noordhoek Beach

Review: Cape Town, South Africa

It’s a cliché, but Cape Town really is a city of contrasts; a sprawling metropolis surrounded by nature, where the stark slopes of Table Mountain jut into the crashing waves of the ocean, and where incredible wealth and poverty live cheek by jowl.

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An external shot of Ca'Sagredo hotel which is based on the canal in Venice. Picture: Randy Jay Bran

Travel review: La Dolce Vita in Venice

I’ve always considered Venice a place to go with a lover, or a friend, but never alone.

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Tignes. Picture: Monica Dalmasso

Travel: Mammoth French ski resort Tignes is hard place to leave

Love him or loathe him, Boris Johnson has certainly had a hand in making London a sportier city.

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Everyone’s invited to Lord’s this summer

Lord’s will host the first ever domestic T20 group stage double-header when Sussex and Essex take on Middlesex at the Home of Cricket on Saturday, May 17.

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