I’m a member of local London run crew, Run Dem Crew, and on a mission to run a sub three marathon. For me, the sheer size of London is the best thing, there’s always somewhere new to run.
Rooted in North London, Camden is an attack on the senses. From vibrant street art to a famous live music scene, the hustle and bustle of the borough is not to be missed. Be sure to visit both Camden Lock itself and the street market, where you will find a combination of great food and vintage clothing.
Former Camden residents include the esteemed author, Sir Charles Dickens and legendary singer, Amy Winehouse.
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.
Designed to celebrate the turn of the millenium, The London Eye has become a mainstay in every tourist’s bucket list. Whether you choose to take to the skies or simply take it in from a distance, this is ranks highly in Instagramability.
An unofficial end to the busy stretch of the Southbank, from here you can enjoy a peaceful and uninterrupted run along the Thames Path.
The London Eye is Europe’s tallest Ferris Wheel.
You can’t go to London and not pay a visit to the home of city’s most famous resident. As well as being the Queen’s London residence, Buckingham Palace is one of the city’s most famous running stretches. It is here that runners take on the final turn, before heading down The Mall to cross the finishing line and receive their London Marathon medals.
It’d be rude not to recreate a famous dash down The Mall while you’re there.