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Secret London Runs

London, United Kingdom
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About Secret London Runs
Secret London Runs gives guided running tours in London, exploring its secret sights and hidden history. Make the most of your time here and see a side of London that most visitors and dwellers will never see. Our themed tours are popular with locals - from gin to sex and scandal, to craft beer, street art and women's history. And if you want a sightseeing run? No problem - we'll pick you up and drop you off at your hotel and take you on a tailored tour of this jaw-dropping city. Check out our website or send us an email for availability during your trip.
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Overview
Start your day with a sunrise running tour over London's iconic bridges, along the River Thames.

Your history-loving guide will pick you up from your hotel (or meet you at a central London location) and run the bridges with you - revealing the secret history of our amazing city as we go.

There will be plenty of opportunities for pictures (and your guide doubles up as your own private photographer). And the best bit? You'll be back at your hotel in time for breakfast, with the rest of the day ahead of you.

Not been on a running tour before? Don't worry, we run at your pace and NOBODY is too slow. We're even happy to power walk, or mix walking intervals into your running tour. Some runners prefer to do the 10k non-stop, in which case we give commentary on the way. But most of our customers prefer to pause at each place of interest to learn about its history and take some wonderful photos. You're never far from your next breather!
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Emma D wrote a review Dec 6
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We had an amazing time on the Christmas Lights Tour with Matt as our guide. Great route, perfect pace and interesting information about Tudor Christmas. The lights did not disappoint either.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Sarahbooker wrote a review Dec 5
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom23 contributions1 helpful vote
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Brilliant… what a fantastic way to see London and get in the Christmassy feel! Eleanor was a fabulous guide who was very knowledgeable :-)
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Tony Rawson wrote a review Dec 2
United Kingdom2 contributions
I did the 10k Christmas Lights tour last night (1st December) with some friends from my running club. We were booked on the Gentle Jingle and had a lovely time jogging around London with our group who were all very friendly and everyone had a good time. Our guide was Maxine who was friendly, funny and very informative, giving us interesting facts about Tudor Christmases and showing us all the best Christmas lights plus some hidden gems down streets that you would never think to go down. There was plenty of time to take photos and Maxine did a fantastic job of keeping us all together. Dress Chrismassy, allow plenty of time and enjoy yourselves. We did. Many thanks
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Date of experience: December 2021
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lynndy22 wrote a review Dec 2
Brentwood, United Kingdom53 contributions21 helpful votes
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Our guide Sophie led us through across to the South Bank and on so many beautiful light and decorations. Iconic buildings like Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason were interspersed with lovely hidden gems like the smallest square in London, the ‘Frozen’ Arch and the poignant Royal Marsden ‘Ever After’ Garden. She also gave us a potted history or Tudor Christmas traditions and the role they play today. Carnaby Street had a kaleidoscope of butterflies. That’s the only location I’m giving, as you really need to experience this for yourself. 10k and 2 hours went far too quickly and our group are already planning for next year!
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Date of experience: December 2021
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sarah wrote a review Dec 1
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
I loved the Christmas lights tour and our guide Sophie yesterday. She did a great job keeping the group together and making sure pace was comfortable. She was full of knowledge about Tudor Christmas’ and the festive tunes were an u expected bonus. I went along not knowing anyone else but it was a friendly atmosphere.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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