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​Sunday 29 March 2020

​City of London and Westminster

Not your average half marathon, this race is a flat and fast route that offers participants and spectators fabulous view of London’s most iconic landmarks. As well as highlighting the likes of St Paul’s and the Gherkin, the race will also unearth the City’s hidden and quirky history, bringing it to life around the route. Cheer on the runners with Romans, chat with Dick Whittington and maybe even spot a giant grasshopper.

The race starts on Pall Mall, finishes by Downing Street, and spectators will be able to watch and participate across City locations. Cheer stations are located at Guildhall Yard and various City landmarks.

Visit the London Landmarks Half Marathon website for more information.​​​​

​London Landmarks Half Marathon - fun facts

  1. 11 feet – the height of the Royal Exchange golden grasshopper, the emblem of Sir Thomas Gresham
  2. Whitehall Palace - Shakespeare first performed the Tempest here for the court of King James I
  3. 1676 – the founding date of Lock & Co, the world’s oldest hat shop and start of the London Landmarks Half Marathon
  4. 11,000 – the number of glass panels that make up the Shard, western Europe’s tallest building
  5. Australia House – the grand building on the Strand was used as the setting for Gringotts Bank in the Harry Potter films
  6. 40km – the distance you can see on a clear day from top of the London Eye
  7. 61m – the height of the monument to the Great Fire of London, and the exact distance it stands from the start of the fire
  8. 1787 – the date since R. Twining & Co has been run by the same family in the same location in Temple
  9. Richard Whittington – The name of four-time Mayor of London and real-life inspiration for Dick Whittington and his cat, whose house stood near Cannon Street
  10. 7,000 – the number of spectators that could fit into London’s Roman amphitheatre

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