In the Shadow of the Shard Running Tour

  • Monument Station


  • Sport, Walks & Tours and Something A Little Different
  • Tickets from £16.00
  • Over 18
  • This event has taken place.
  • Multiple start times (see ticket info)

The Shard lights up London's skyline. But the history in its shadows will chill you to the core. Join this 6km running tour of London's darkest past.

Southwark and London Bridge sit in the shadow of the exuberant Shard. Over a 6km running tour, your guide will uncover the sordid and fascinating history hidden in the area - which for many years was dubbed London's District of Sin.

Who lived here? What did they do? Why so sinful?

Every runner gets a snack at the finish-line, as well as plenty of new knowledge about an area you thought you knew pretty well...

Each date is at a guide pace to keep you in your comfort zone - this is based on your usual running pace. Please note that the tour will take much longer than that as we stop for photos (breathers!) and history along the route.

Half walk/half run
This pace mixes up short intervals of jogging with walking. Perfect if you're worried about the running but want to hear the history.
- Thursday 7th November

Choose this pace if you usually run 5k in 30-35 minutes.
- Thursday 31st October
- Thursday 21st November
- Thursday 28th November

Don't be put off by the title - join this pace if you usually run 5k in under 30 minutes.
- Thursday 14th November





Ticket Event time Cost
Half-walk / Half-run - Standard

Mixing up short intervals of gentle jogging and running.

18:30 - 20:00 £16.00
Steady - Standard

Choose this pace if you usually run 5k in 30-35 minutes.

18:30 - 20:00 £16.00
Speedy - Standard

Don't be put off by 'speedy' - join this tour if you usually run 5k in under 30 minutes.

18:30 - 20:00 £16.00



Monument Station, Fish Street Hill, EC3R 6DB

Nearest Station

Monument (Tube)

Getting there


Secret London Runs
Showing locals and visitors a side of London that most people never see with our themed running tours.

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