Like the sound of having a history lesson while you run? Get familiar with one of London's most notorious figures, Jack the Ripper, while jogging through his old stomping ground and learning all about the lives of 19th century East Enders he used to target.
Scenery & Sweats: The Best Running Events In London
Running can be somewhat repetitive, so it's only natural to start craving something a little different that will switch up your usual exercise regime. Luckily for you, our city is full of fun tours and excursions that will get your heart pumping and give your mind a good workout too. From historical discoveries to trawling through craft breweries, there are plenty of jogging events in London to get you excited about pounding the pavement again.
Take a trip back to the Tudor era, where one fatal error led to the entire city of London being set ablaze. This unique running tour will take you all the way through the affected areas, while you soak up historical facts about why it started and how they managed to put it out.
Take a journey through London's grisly underbelly at this gruesome 10k tour from Tower Hill to Marble Arch. Along the way, you'll discover medieval prisons, ghastly gallows and the location of famous executions while delving into the history of our city's worst crimes and punishments.
This easy-going excursion will have you cover 8k of our city's top breweries. Expand your craft beer palate by running from the Old Truman Brewery to a secret haunt in Hackney Wick, with three samples along the route, as well as a celebratory pint and snack at the finish line.
If you're one of those people that's always had the London Marathon on their bucket list, this is the perfect way to dip your toe in without having to commit to the whole shebang. This 11 mile guided running tour will take you through the history of the event from 1981 to now.
Celebrate your love of gin by taking part in a 10k fun run in homage to the nation's favoruite spirit. Of course, all that sprinting is thirsty work, so you'll be handsomely rewarded for your efforts with a refreshing G&T when you reach the finishing line.
The streets of East London are famously lined with bold artwork from famed artists and lesser-known talents. Explore them all while jogging through Shoreditch, learning all about the creators, techniques and cultural impact they have on their ever-changing canvas.