Bowler Hat Send Off
London Landmarks Half Marathon runners experienced a race start like no other! The bowler hat was created at Lock & Co, which is located just a few yards from the 2023 race start. To celebrate this quirky fact our troop of bowler hatted volunteers waved our runners off in true London style.
Joined by the London Show Choir, we celebrated the best of the West End! Did you spot your favourite characters from the stage cheering you on from the side-lines?
We celebrated the LGBTQIA+ community’s incredible contribution to London’s cultural and historical life with our mini Pride Party! The incredible DJ and rainbow-clad volunteers gave runners that extra boost.
The Bow Bells
The Bow Bells of nursery rhyme fame rang a special half-peal to celebrate the event and showcase St Mary-Le-Bow Church.
Gladiator fighting, centurion drilling and plenty of fun celebrating Londinium life in Roman times were be had at our Roman Reception! Did you grab a selfie with a gladiator?
A Right Royal History
In partnership with the iconic Tower of London, we celebrated its fascinating history and connections to the Royal Family.
Our Suffragists were once again on the route campaigning for Votes for Women and cheering on runners, backed by the sound of female pop anthems.
Quirky & Hidden Signage
Ever wondered where London's oldest shop is? Or wanted to discover London's Roman remains? Our signs en route pointed out London's fascinating history and helped runners discover its quirky and hidden secrets.
Famous Historical Characters
Runners were cheered over the Finish Line by some of London’s most famous historic characters and present day iconic residents. Queen Victoria, Shakespeare and Henry VIII were all found alongside the fantastic Pearly Kings and Queens and The Chelsea Pensioners
Our Cultural & Historical Activations
Get ready to see history brought to life on race day!