Barbican Urban Jog

jogIf you love jogging and passionate about seeing and experiencing London’s urban environment, then come and join Ade’s urban jog tour of The City of London with tour leader, fitness expert and urbanist Ade Aboaba and urbanist Michael Owens.

“We want to use our legs to explore the city and our brains to explore the idea of the city,” says Owens. “We’d like to think we can draw on this inspiration and encourage people who join us to engage body and mind and thereby experience the urban in a fresh way.’”

Starting and ending at The Barbican, the 10-kilometer (approx 6. mile) jog tour will provide insights into the historic development of the City of London and the post war development of the Barbican Estate, with a decent cardiovascular workout.

The jog will be at an easy-going pace. There will be regular pauses (up to 5 minutes) along the route to rest, stretch and to talk about what we’ve seen or about to see. If you’re comfortable running 10 to 11-minute miles then please come and join us!

Find out more about the tour guides Ade Aboaba and Michael Owens here

Duration 2 hours approx, plus a group discussion afterwards at the Barbican Café.
Cost £14.50.

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Feedback from past Open-City Urban Jog attendees

"An uplifting and energising jog, taking in both unexpectedly quiet pockets of nature and bustling urban thoroughfares, together with expert commentary on the social geography and history of the city. Thoroughly recommended."

"Jogging in an urban environment that I wouldn’t have previously - exploring a newly regenerated area that I knew nothing about was very interesting; the exercises and stretches along the way were great, these made it feel more than just a jog and it was fun, it gave another dimension on which to focus, which I personally really enjoyed."


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14 - King's Cross Renaissance;
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21 - tbc
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14 - King's Cross Renaissance
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28 - From Cathedral to Commerce

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