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London

When it comes to capital cities and running, few places have as much of an emotional tie as London. Whether you’ve run in the world famous marathon or simply enjoyed a one-off jaunt in the greenest major city in Europe, everyone seems to have their park and their own route.

With such great opportunities to explore comes great expectations, and often a small sense of bewilderment. It can take you 30 minutes to cover three miles on public transport, so why not ditch the tube stops and red buses to lace up your Sauconys and run there.

When running in London, it’s impossible not to be caught gawping at the sights – from the bright lights of the city to the bold brickwork of some of the world’s most famous buildings. Discover many of the city’s gems through the eyes of three locals…

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To be a good runner you need to be flexible, fast and fit. Sometimes you can put in all the miles on the road and forget everything else. Break the trend at the new face of fitness, 1Rebel, one of London’s coolest exercise studios.

Prepare yourself for an intense 45 minutes. Exertion that you never thought possible. This sweaty group exercise class is designed to condition and resculpt selected muscle-groups.

“It is not the walls that make the city, but the people who live within them. The walls of London may be battered, but the spirit of the Londoner stands resolute and undismayed.”
King George V

Regent’s Park

London is blessed with green spaces. Several royal parks sprawl across the city, from Hyde Park to St James’s Park, which makes running in Central London so accessible and enjoyable. Few London parks can claim to offer the visitor as much as Regent’s Park. Enter the great green space either from the hustle and bustle of central London or the more calmer corners of St Johns Wood or Camden using Regents Canal. Throughout the park you will find a network of trails, paths and open water views.

"The English language is like London: proudly barbaric yet deeply civilised, too, common yet royal, vulgar yet processional, sacred yet profane."
Stephen Fry

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