Bowler Hat Send Off

London Landmarks Half Marathon runners experience a race start like no other! The bowler hat was created at Lock & Co, which is located just a few yards from our race start. To celebrate this quirky fact our troop of bowler hatted volunteers wave our runners off in true London style.

Dr Johnson's Party

Runners can wonder at 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 is celebrated!

Postal Past Celebration

Get ready to pass some fantastic heritage postal vans! The Post Office Vehicle Owners Club help us reveal the fascinating stories behind London's postal history.

The Bow Bells

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

Roman Reception

Gladiator fighting, centurion drilling and plenty of fun celebrating Londinium life in Roman times will be had at our Roman Reception! This is your chance to high-five a gladiator...

Suffragist Pageant

Look out for our Suffragists on the route who will be campaigning for Votes for Women and cheering on runners. 

Quirky & Hidden Signage

Ever wondered where London's oldest shop is? Or wanted to discover London's Roman remains? Our signs point out London's fascinating history and help runners discover its quirky and hidden secrets.

Themed Cheer Stations

Each year our themed cheer stations give a glimpse into London's incredible history. Previously, runners have been cheered on by circus performers, immersed in 90's nostalgia and meet the dragons of the City of London.

Famous Historical Characters

Some of Capital's most famous historic characters and iconic legends of the present will beat the finish line on race day. Dick Whittington and Henry VIII are likely to be found along side The Pearly Kings and Queens and The Chelsea Pensioners handing out well deserved medals. 

 

LLHM 2019 Cultural & Historical Activations

History was brought to life and culture celebrated!