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April 2, 2019

Run a 5k or 14 mile self-guided running tour and explore the entwined history of Europe and London. You don't need a guide, just follow the directions, use the maps and read some facts at each stop.

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Two years ago, on the night of the referendum, I...

December 11, 2018

Need some inspiration for the perfect Christmas gift for runners? Here's my advice - for a really personal gift, don't just search based on one interest - target two at once. This way you'll look extra thoughtful when it comes to unwrapping on 25th December.

As founder...

September 17, 2018

Saturday was the beginning of the London Design Festival (15th to 23rd September 2018)- a celebration of our capital's creativity! If you're in central London, you may well see 4 highly anticipated Landmark Projects unveiled alongside a number of temporary installation...

June 18, 2018

Street art - I'm obsessed. Last year our followers voted out of a long list of new tours for 2018. Street art topped the survey comfortably and so we launched a 10k and 5k running tour all about it. After extensive research, I still can't get enough of discovering the...

June 11, 2018

If you're anything like me, you'll spend the winter wishing it was sunny so you can go out running in more pleasant conditions. And then summer arrives and suddenly there are all these other exciting things going on that you don't want to miss out on. Usual...

May 18, 2018

You don't have to spend long in London's East End before you notice the jaw-dropping street art on its walls. From tiny stickers, to huge murals, quirky sculptures and sneaky paste-ups, renowned artists travel from across the world to add the oh-so-vibrant walls of Sho...

February 18, 2017

Anyone who has enjoyed our Secret Gin Run will know that business is booming for my favourite juniper based tipple.

There are many reasons for this – its versatility, the distinctive taste, and its quintessential Englishness, but perhaps first and foremost is the array...

January 29, 2017

In a speech presumably designed to attract more females to MI6, the head of Britain’s Secret Service last week revealed that in real life, James Bond sidekick and gadget extraordinaire Q is a woman.

The tech wizard has always been played by a man – from Fawlty Towers’ J...

December 19, 2016

With the Secret Half in the East set to be the highlight of the Secret London Runs 2017 calendar, I caught up with Richard Lawrence to quiz him about the half distance.

I first met Richard when he came to a Secret London Runs event in the summer - I couldn't help but no...

November 13, 2016

You're in London this Christmas-time and want to get maximum festive cheer. What do you do?

1. Have a cocktail in an Igloo

Coppa Club have erected igloos along the north bank of the Thames, near to Tower Bridge. With up to 8 people per heated igloo you can enjoy cocktail...

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