Running Tour of London

Joe and I are in London on our way back to South Africa. We got to meet with Stephen Spencer, Director for Theological Education in the Anglican Communion, and Russell Winfield, International Development Manager for St. Mellitus College. Then it was time for some sight-seeing.

We love running as a way to see new places, so we signed up for a running tour of London with City Jogging Tours. We asked for a custom tour so we could start at our hotel (near the Anglican Communion Office) and so we could see some churches along the route. Hope Sloly, Manager of City Jogging Tours, put together a 14 km route that included some churches we hadn’t seen before as well as some iconic London sights.

Gareth was our guide. He is an avid runner and race director and puts together half- and marathon trail runs that involve orienteering. Thankfully, he didn’t just leave us alone with a compass and a trail marked with flour. He did a great job of getting us around, telling us about what we were seeing, going at our pace, and taking all the pictures in this post.

Highlights of our run/tour: Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park

Kensington Palace
in Hyde Park

The Victoria and Albert Museum, St. James Park, Green Park, Buckingham Palace, and Trafalgar Square.

in Trafalgar Square

The churches we visited were the Brompton Oratory, Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB; which started St. Mellitus College), and a really lovely Russian Orthodox Church tucked in a lovely neighborhood with beautiful beech trees.

The Brompton Oratory

A great way to see a beautiful city!

14 thoughts on “Running Tour of London

  1. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. That is a unique way to see such a fine city.

    Godspeed Peter

    On Sun, Sep 8, 2019, 5:15 PM Amy and Joe Go to Africa wrote:

    > Amy Richter posted: ” Joe and I are in London on our way back to South > Africa. We got to meet with Stephen Spencer, Director for Theological > Education in the Anglican Communion, and Russell Winfield, International > Development Manager for St. Mellitus College. Then it was time” >

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  2. We went to vespers at the brompton oratory on Sunday about a year ago, and it was beautiful. Glad you are seeing Ll these beautiful places.

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  3. Fantastic! We came back to Chicago from London after six years … wish we were there to share a few of our favorites. We also have fallen in love with South Africa, particularly Cape Town and will be eager to hear more about your journey. All the best, safe travels and cheers!!!! Phil & Mary Ann Clement from the St. C’s Days 🙂

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