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London Landmarks Half Marathon

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Launch into spring with this hugely popular London half marathon. The course will have you flying by landmarks including St Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London and Big Ben, to the tune of thousands of cheering supporters. Come for the music on the route and to see the city in a new light.

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3 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Aneeka S
"The atmosphere around the route was fantastic with loads of music all along the..."


Harish G
"Well-organised race, with great atmosphere, support and entertainment all along..."


Rachael K
"I thought the event was well organised in advance and on the day. Although, I..."
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How to enter the London Landmarks Half Marathon

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London Landmarks Half Marathon route

This is not your average half marathon. With cultural landmarks and heritage spots galore this will likely be one of the most scenic half marathons you ever run.

The race starts on Pall Mall, finishes by Downing Street and has fabulous views of London’s most iconic landmarks including Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Nelson’s Column, the Gherkin, the Shard, the Tower of London and the London Eye.

The half marathon will be run on closed flat roads and there is a definite chance for a PB.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Running Vest
  • Half Marathon Training Pack & Advice
  • Fundraising Pack
  • Fundraising Materials
  • Support from our team until the big day and beyond
  • Finisher's medal
  • Historical activations
  • Musical performances
  • DJ's, dancers and themed cheer stations
Raceday Logistics

The race will begin at 0920 in waves. Runners will receive their wave allocation shortly before the event.

Please arrive well in advance of your wave start time.


This is an absolutely awesome spectators event. You also get to be closed to some of London's most amazing landmarks.


This event relies on enthusiastic, proactive, and practical individuals who are prepared to be placed in a variety of roles at the event. If you want to be part of the epic central London sporting event and do so whilst helping many charities raise millions of pounds, then this is the role for you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enter the London Landmarks Half?
There are approx 14,000 places in the LLHM. You can either enter the public ballot in June and if you're successful you’ll be notified by email, or you can get a place with a charity. The main ballot is very popular and is usually open for a week. There's also a second chance ballot, where the organiser can reallocate any unwanted places from the first ballot so it's worth keeping an eye on your email.
At what time does the London Landmarks Half start?
The first wave starts at 9.20am from Pall Mall, but the starting pens can be accessed from Waterloo Place. We'd suggest arriving early to find your way, the bag drop and loos are likely to have large queues.
Is the London Landmarks Half Marathon flat?
LLHM is very flat, and run mostly along the Embankment, Downing Street, Whitehall and the St Paul's. Expect closed roads and lots of sights along the route.
How old do I have to be to race?
You will have to be at least 17 years old on race day.

London Landmarks Half Marathon weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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The event is not your average half marathon! From cultural landmarks and heritage to the city's quirky and hidden secrets, runner get to explore the capital on a route like no other.



London Landmarks Half Marathon reviews (3)

4.7 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Well-organised race, with great atmosphere, support and entertainment all along the route, which (as the name implies!) goes past Londons key landmarks ... not that I had time to admire them as I puffed and painted past! Starts in Pall Mall and finishes by Downing Street. Did this, as a Londoner, as my first ever half-marathon. All in all, very pleased with it.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    I thought the event was well organised in advance and on the day. Although, I am not sure what happened with start times/starting in the right wave as this seemed very prescriptive pre-event but didn't seem to be put into practice on the day. The course was generally good although the section in the middle around St. Pauls/The City did double back a huge amount which made the run seem long and repetitive in that section - it would be good to spread the route out a bit further - perhaps over to London Bridge and The Shard etc. All in all though - great event, great atmosphere and great volunteers and supporters.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    The atmosphere around the route was fantastic with loads of music all along the route, lots of charity cheer stations and lots of spectators. The starting area was slightly confusing, I thought I has missed my wave and then ended up in an earlier wave so timings and directions could have been a bit clearer but the rest of the race, bag drop and finish was well organised.
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