Bowler Hat Send Off

Honouring the birthplace of the bowler hat runners were waved off by our bowler hatted Londoners including The Welcome People! 

Start Line - Pall Mall

Dr Johnson’s Party

Runners were treated to the world of wordsmithery (with help from our friends at Dr Johnson's House) as the life and work of Dr Johnson, creator of the English dictionary was celebrated!

Fetter Lane/Fleet Street - Mile 5.1

Postal Past Celebration

Runners ran past some fantastic heritage postal vans. The Post Office Vehicle Owners Club and the Postal Museum revealed the fascinating stories behind London's postal history whilst the Royal Mail Choir entertained.

Angel Street - Mile 6.3

Bow Bells

The Bow Bells of nursery rhyme fame rang to celebrate the event and showcase St Mary-Le-Bow Church. This really was a spine-tingling moment for runners on route!

Cheapside - Mile 6.6

Roman Reception

Gladiator fighting, centurion drilling and plenty of fun celebrating Londinium life in Roman times were had at our Roman Reception! 

Guildhall Yard- Mile 6.8

Suffragist Pageant

Along Embankment, Suffragists were campaigning for Votes for Women and cheering on runners. They honoured inspiring female university students and professors from the 1920's, as they celebrated equality in education. 

Embankment - Mile 12.5

Historic Finish

Our celebratory Historic Finish brought some of London’s famous historic characters and present-day iconic residents (such as The Pearlies and The Chelsea Pensioners) together to hand out medals to runners. 

Finish Line - Whitehall

 

LLHM 2019 Activations

Our historical and cultural activations offered a fun way to find out more about London’s ‘Grand, Quirky and Hidden’.