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10-12 JUNE 2022

Join us for a weekend of running tours, walking tours, treasure hunts and socials with the Secret London Runs community.

Runners of all ability and walkers welcome.

3-day Festival Passes and individual event entry are available.
Scroll down for the line-up and individual event booking.

THE LINE-UP

FRIDAY

2:30PM: THE SEVEN NOSES OF SOHO WALK

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Ever heard of the 7 Noses of Soho? Find them all and, apparently, you'll enjoy eternal wealth. Together we'll track down those 7 mythical sculptures, finding out more about the noses and their environs as we go.

Distance: 3k / Time: 1.5-2hrs

Guide: Vanessa

Starts: Trafalgar Square, under George IV statue  / Ends: Seven Dials

EVENING: LIVE SECRET LONDON RUNS PODCAST

WITH VANESSA & JOSH

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They spentlockdown recording podcasts about Henry VIII's wives from the comfort of their living room. But for one night only Vanessa and Josh will be bantering through history in public for a live podcast and Q&A!

5:30pm-6:30pm: Drinks Reception

6:30pm: LIVE PODCAST: Catherine of Aragon & Prince Arthur - did they or didn't they?
Although Catherine of Aragon and Prince Arthur were married for just 5 months, what happened between the sheets of their marriage was discussed on the world stage for decades. We’ll be going back to their wedding night and discussing one of history’s greatest mysteries: Catherine of Aragon and Prince Arthur: did they or didn’t they?!

7:15pm: Refreshment Break
7:30: Q&A and Games with the audience

8pm: Dinner and drinks

Dinner and drinks are not included in the ticket price. Example menu here.
 

The Globe, Moorgate 

SATURDAY

CHOICE OF ACTIVITIES FOR EARLY RISERS

OPTION 1: SECRET LONDON RUNS FESTIVAL PARKRUN TOURISM

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We know some of you can't resist a little Parkrun tourism, so we've put it on this year's schedule.

Fulham Palace Parkrun, Bishop's Park, nearest tube Putney Bridge, 9am start

OPTION 2: THE CHASING OF THE GUARD

THE DASH

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Run between the barracks and palaces involved in the Chasing of the Guard. We know where to be at exactly the right time - so you won't miss a thing.

This is a very gentle 5k with lots of breaks for ceremony and pomp!

9:15am meet at Hyde Park Corner station, next to the park gates and cafe. Tour ends at 11am near Westminster station.

OPTION 3: HAVE A LIE-IN. YOU'RE ON YOUR HOLIDAYS.

MID-MORNING ACTIVITIES
Starting at 11:15am

OPTION 1: WONDERFUL WOMEN OF WESTMINSTER RUNNING TOUR

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Celebrate the wonderful women of Westminster on a 5km running tour. Along the way we'll be stopping at places linked to the fabulous females from its history.

 

Starts at Westminster Station, exit 6, ends in St James's Park

OPTION 2: RICHES, ROYALS & RUMOURS WALKING TOUR

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On this 3km walking tour, we'll be exploring some of the secrets that lie beneath the glittering facade of royal London.

Starts at Westminster Station, exit 6, ends in St James's Park

LUNCH @ 12:45pm in St James's Park
A picnic provided by Secret London Runs

BUCKINGHAM PALACE DASH @ 2.30pm

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No, sadly Queen Elizabeth has not let us rummage around her knicker drawers in the aftermath of her platinum jubilee… But we will be starting this on-location treasure hunt outside the gates of HRH’s London digs. You and your team will have 90 minutes to find our list of royal treasures out in the surroundings of Buckingham Palace, using Team Magpie's brand new app.

 

Starts at Buckingham Palace, next to the Queen Victoria statue

FREE TIME: 4PM-6:30PM

PARTY: 6:30PM-LATE

The Ship, SE1 1DX

SUNDAY

ANNE BOLEYN'S CORONATION PROCESSION

Self-guided GPS Audio tour, walk or run

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Run or walk the 7km route of Anne Boleyn's spectacular coronation procession, hearing about all the places she passed, the pageants performed for her and what they meant along the way.


You'll be able to start whenever you like - this will be a first chance to experience the new audio tours that Secret London Runs will be launching later this year. Here are some suggested start times, if you'd like to join together with others. 

 

Walkers: 10am start

Runners: 10:30am start

Start at the Tower of London, ends at Westminster Hall

12:30PM-1PM: CLOSING CEREMONY
 

Westminster TBC

GALLERY

We couldn't have had more fun at the first Secret London Runs Festival in 2021!

FESTIVAL PASS

Get a 3-day Festival Pass for £95!

  • 7 Noses of Soho Walk (£16)

  • Live Secret London Runs Podcast (£15)

  • Chasing of the Guard Running Tour (£18)

  • Mid-Morning running/walking tour (£16)

  • Picnic lunch on Saturday

  • The Buckingham Palace Dash (£25 per team)

  • Saturday Party + Quiz

  • Anne Boleyn Coronation Audio Tour (£12)

  • Closing ceremony 

  • A special cloth festival wristband 

Walkers are welcome. There are options to walk at every event of the festival. No cut-off time for walking tours - all fitness levels welcome.

ABOUT LAST TIME...

"I had a wonderful weekend. Thank-you so much!! My feet and legs are aching but my heart and soul are full" 
SUSAN HIGGS

"Was an absolute blast! Was an absolutely amazing time."

VICKY HALLAM

"Loved it from start to the ginish line. Great to meet so many other SLRunners. One question remains… when’s the next one?

LINDA FORSYTH

"Thank you so much for being so inclusive -  I had an amazing time. Thank you to everyone that helped and encouraged me. What a fantastic group. I loved everything!"
LYNN TARRANT