Running in London

Raring for a run in London? Don't sweat it – pick up the pace with our guide to running in the capital



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Running in London doesn't mean dodging the traffic and legging it for the last Tube – the capital's major parks, gyms and green spaces are the perfect places to stretch your legs. Trainers at the ready, here's all the information you need for the perfect run in London.

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  1. Profeet, 857 Fulham Road, SW6 5HP
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  1. Runnersworld, 139 Field End Road, HA5 1QH
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  1. Sweatshop, Unit 1027 Westfield Stratford, Ground Floor, E20 1ES
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  1. 14-15 Neal Street, WC2H 9LY
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Users say

Andrea J
Andrea J

Hi there, I am moving to London at the end of the month and I would like to know about any free training running groups in the city.

Could anyone help me please?



Tom L
Tom L

I thought this was a great blog. I use to run at school, however since then I haven't really had the time to exercise as much as I would like. Since I am back from university for the summer, I have decided to try and get back into the habit of running. I ran through Recent's Park the other day, it was really nice, mainly thanks to the weather!

Recently I found a site called which allowed me to find local sports venues such as gyms etc, where I could run and they gave me a lot of places to choose from.

My mate is a member at Gymbox and im hoping that he will take me with him sometime next week. Ive heard good things about it!

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