Enjoy free, short, guided tours around London on race day.
Enjoy free, short, guided tours around London on race day.

7 free history tours on race day

Add some history to your London Landmarks Half Marathon and experience 7 fantastic guided history tours will be available on race day, suitable for both spectators and runners.

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This is your chance to learn about London’s fascinating past, with short tours led by Official Guides of the City of London and Westminster.

Note: these tours took place at the 2019 event, 2020 history tours are still to be confirmed.

Victoria Embankment Gardens

Suffrage, sacrifice and splendour

Wander through Victoria Embankment Gardens and explore great monuments dedicated to women’s suffrage, the fallen and the splendours of Whitehall.
Winston Churchill Statue, Parliament Square

Politicians, prelates and the people

Discover the story of the buildings surrounding Parliament Square. Did you know that the square itself hosted London’s first traffic lights?
Canada Gate, Green Park, London

Al Fresco, aviation and assassinations

Green Park – where Queen Caroline breakfasted, Charles Green ascended in his balloon and Queen Victoria was threatened with assassination.
Temple Tube Station

The Thames, tube and tweezers

Hear the story of the Thames freezing solid for two months, learn more about the Underground and discover an alleyway that tells of Quit Rents and knights of old.
Cheapside, London

Horns to honey

A chance to see the heart of the medieval city where highway men and early businesswomen prospered.
Trajan Statue

Where London began

Find out why the Romans settled in London and what they did next, nearly 2000 years ago.
Tower Hill Gardens

Ten centuries in one place

Experience an ancient part of London where much blood has been shed. It tells a tale of kings, prisoners, memorials and executions.


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