Glow Night Walk | London
Sat 28 Sep 2024 London, UK

Glow Night Walk | London

A fun 20km night walk with lights and glowsticks to mark World Mental Health Day, taking in the bright lights, iconic buildings and bridges of London for Mental Health UK.

  • Sat 28 Sep 2024
Trafalgar Square, London

Glow Night Walk | London



All ages

  • 20 km


Get ready to make a difference and Glow like never before!

Glow mental health charity walk is a unique and vibrant 20km night walk through the cities of London and Birmingham, and it is open to all abilities.

You can take part solo or as a team, simply bring along some lights and glowsticks and unite with others who want to help raise vital funds for people affected by mental ill health.

At the end of the circular route, there will be a medal waiting for you, as well as fantastic memories and a well-deserved feeling of achievement that will last a lifetime.

Get your Glow on!


  • Bright lights, buildings and bridges

    Walk through the heart of London, taking in its iconic sights and sounds from a whole new perspective.

  • For all fitness levels

    Corporates, small teams, families, couples and individuals.

  • Glow sticks, luminous face paint, fairy lights

    Be one of the city’s sights yourself - dressing up is encouraged! Friendly dogs are welcome - they can dress up too!

  • Support Mental Health UK

    Do something special to mark World Mental Health Day.

  • All fitness levels
  • Dogs allowed
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Teams


  • 18:00 | Set off from Trafalgar Square.
  • 22:00 | It will take around 4 hours to complete the circular route, and at the end of it there will be a medal waiting for you as well as fantastic memories and a well-deserved feeling of achievement.


Friendly dogs are welcome - they can dress up too!

Dog with light-up collar

  • Urban

Event HQ

Trafalgar Square
Greater London

Now taking place across two different locations, this year is the biggest Glow event yet!

  • Flat
  • Mass start
  • Out and back
  • Toilets
  • Water stations

Route highlights

  • Trafalgar Square

    Meet the team and start your city trek at this iconic venue.

  • Nelson's Column

    Have a group photo underneath Nelson's Column.

  • The River Thames

    The route zig-zags over bridges of The River Thames.

  • Jubilee bridge

    You'll have amazing views of the London skyline at night!

View from the Jubilee Bridge in London at night
View from the Jubilee Bridge over the London skyline.
  • Embankment to Southbank

    Switch from the famous Embankment to the cool Southbank.

  • A taste of the arts

    You'll get a taste of the arts on the south side of the river including the Tate Modern, National Theatre and beautiful Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

  • OXO Tower, London Dungeons, Clink Street

    With aromas of street food from around the world.

  • Southbank Skatepark

    The beating heart of London's skateboarding scene for 40+ years.

  • World famous landmarks

    St Paul’s Cathedral, The Houses of Parliament, The London Eye, Big-Ben, Westminster Abbey, Covent Garden, Buckingham Palace, The Monument (where if you lay it down, the top of it will lie on the exact place in Pudding Lane the Great Fire of London started).

St Paul's Cathedral viewed from the Millenium Bridge.
St Paul's Cathedral viewed from the Millenium Bridge.
Buckingham Palace at night
Buckingham Palace.
  • Towers and skyscrapers

    The Cheesegrater, The Gherkin, The Walky-Talky, Heron Tower, The Boomerang, Tower of London and The Shard (Western Europe's tallest building).

London skyline at night
Moonlit cityscape.
  • Tower Bridge

    Stroll through St Katherine’s Dock and over one of the most famous bridges in the world.

Tower Bridge at night
Tower Bridge at night.

Route map


  • Public transport links

  • Medal
  • T-shirt


  • Unique GLOW medal
  • Route map
  • Fundraising pack with sponsor form
  • Fundraising inspiration from the team
  • Branded online fundraising page
  • T-shirt

Not Included

  • Travel to/from the event
  • Accommodation if necessary 
  • Meals
  • Personal walking gear (shoes, clothing etc)

  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising required
  • Fundraising support

Each walker pledges to raise £200 sponsorship for Mental Health UK and will get plenty of help and inspiration from the team!

Mental Health UK

Helping Mental Health UK to support the nation’s mental health.

The money you raise in the run-up to Glow will help support more people across the UK whose lives have been affected by mental health problems.

  • All ages
  • 300 places
  • Entries not yet open
  • Enter online
  • Fundraising required

Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

I liked the idea of walking in the evening with a few glowing accessories on me.. of walking through London and discovering new routes which allowed me to see many iconic places.. of testing my resilience to see if I could walk 20K (something I’ve never done).. of being part of a crowd who have compassion and understanding of mental health issues. Kiran, GLOW participant 2022 

I enjoyed seeing my fundraising increase on a weekly basis, the events that I organised pushed me out of my comfort zone, I talked to people about Mental Health in a way that I would never have done otherwise. Louise Greenwood, Lloyds Banking Group

I was totally elated when I crossed the line and so glad I’d given it a go! Helen Taylor

Mental Health UK was a friendly partner to have. I received lots of motivational encouragement via email which maybe doesn’t sound like much but knowing people are rooting for you really helps. Richard Gray