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Mon, Dec 11



Orpington Road Runners 10k Christmas in the City running tour

Celebrate Christmas with Secret London Runs' magical 10k running tour of the City of London's lights, trees and window displays in a private event for the Orpington Road Runners.

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Orpington Road Runners 10k Christmas in the City running tour
Orpington Road Runners 10k Christmas in the City running tour

Time & Location

Dec 11, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM GMT

London, 1 Tooley St, London SE1 2PF, UK

About the event

We're so excited to be twinkling through London's Christmas sights with Orpington Road Runners this year.

Every year the streets of London are transformed by a series of lights, trees, markets and window displays. This guided running tour takes you through the  highlights in the City of London and Borough, with festive tunes pumping as we go-ho-ho!

What's included

  • See all the festive sights in the City of London and Borough
  • Festive tunes as you go-ho-ho
  • Your own private Christmas-loving run guide
  • Loads of photo ops (we'll get some group pics for you too)
  • Snack at the finish-line
  • 2 hours of free bag storage (more info when you sign up).

Route highlights

  • Borough Market
  • Tower Bridge
  • Leadenhall Market tree
  • St Paul's Cathedral 
  • Lots more of the big displays and hidden gems along the way.

Where to meet

The tour starts and ends at the Southwark Gateway Needle, on Tooley street ouside London Bridge Station, (where you can use their excellent public toilets.) Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the start of your tour, ready to run.


This is not a race. Nobody is aiming for a PB as we jingle through the Christmas lights. We run at a pace that everyone is comfortable with - and no one gets left behind. That said, please make sure that you're able to gently jog 10k (with breathers), as if you need to walk large sections of the tour, so will the rest of your club.

Will we stop at the lights?

Yes - we stop to admire the lights, take photos and give you a little bit of festive history too.


The tour usually takes about 2 hours, but it varies depending on the pace of the gentlest runner in the group, the number of pictures you'd like taken and how many questions you have for your guide. So if you're booking dinner/trains, allow at least 2.5 hours for the tour to make sure you're not rushing.

What to wear

Festive fancy dress / Christmas leggings & hats very much encouraged. Please make sure you're wearing enough for the tour which is stop-start by nature.

Can't wait to jingle all 10k the way with you! 


  • 10k Christmas Lights

    This ticket includes your own private guide, music, photos and a finish-line snack.

    +£0.58 service fee
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