The Big Half  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 4TH MARCH 2018

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OPENING TIMES
Starts from 9am at Tower Bridge | Finish at Greenwich
 
PRICES
£39 (Adults), £37 (Members of a British Athletics affiliated running club), £30 (Runners from local boroughs)
 
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The Big HalfA brand new sporting event from the organisers of the London Marathon, The Big Half challenges elite runners and amateurs alike with a 13.1 mile course from Tower Bridgeto the Cutty Sark in Greenwich. Just weeks ahead of the London Marathon 20,000 runners - including London Marathon champion Daniel Wanjiru, Mo Farah and Callum Hawkins - will take on the route which follows the Thames, circling Canary Wharf, crossing Tower Bridge before finishing by Greenwich Park where The Big Festival celebrates London's diversity with food, music, entertainment and 'come and try' sporting sessions. If you live in one of the four host boroughs of Southwark, Lewisham, Tower Hamlets and Greenwich you can enter The Big Relay as a team of four and anyone can join in The Little Half, a less daunting 2.4 mile route from Southwark Park to the finish line in Greenwich.

 

About Tower Bridge

With its views of the Tower Of London and The Shard, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its spectacular glass walkways, elevated 140ft above the Thames. The East Walkway boasts fantastic views of the Docklands and the elegant Canary Wharf, while from the West Walkway you can compare the mixed architectural styles of City Hall, the Tower Of London, St Paul's Cathedral, the City, Big Ben and the London Eye. More about Tower Bridge

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The Big Half  Daniel Wanjiru, 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon champion  

The Big Half - Daniel Wanjiru, 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon champion

The Big Half Daniel Wanjiru, 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon champion 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
London Bridge Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Bermondsey Tube Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Surrey Quays Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
Canada Water Overground Station
 
23 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Butlers Wharf
 
2 minutes walk
 
Snowsfields NCP
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Tower Bridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £113  40% off
5 More London Place, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Big Half
This plush, modern hotel south of the historic Tower Bridge is very convenient for exploring London. Just five minutes from the Tube station, it's 10 to ... More
 
 
 
The Tower Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £72  23% off
Guoman Tower, E1Q | 5 minutes from The Big Half
It's the location on the River Thames that give this hotel next to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge a wow factor. It's also very ... More
 
 
 
Cheval Three Quays Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £174  24% off
40 Lower Thames Street, EC3R | 7 minutes from The Big Half
Perfect for feeling home away from home, the Cheval Three Quays offers multi-award winning accommodation in the heart of the City of London, boasting views across ... More
 
 
 
 
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Allelujah!
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th July to 28th September 2018
The Big Half, 3 Potters Fields Park, SE1 | 1 minute from The Big Half
A film crew arrives at an NHS hospital on the edge of the Pennines, which is threatened with closure, to document the daily struggle to find ...More
 
 
 
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London Bridge City: Summer by the River
London > Events > Seasonal  Dates: 1st June to 2nd October 2018
The Big Half, 203 Tooley Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Big Half
London's largest free festival, the London Bridge City's Summer by the River transforms the iconic riverside location into a summer hub of live entertainment, food and ...More
 
 
 
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The End Of Eddy
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th August to 6th October 2018 - Various Times
The Big Half, 147 Tooley Street, More London, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Big Half
Unicorn Theatre's stage adaptation of Edouard Louis's acclaimed autobiographical novel about a boy born into poverty who is relentlessly bullied for being gay. Directed by Stewart ...More
 
 
 
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The Bridge Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
3 Potters Fields Park, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Big Half
What Nicholas Hytner did next: after 12 years as director of the National Theatre, the theatre chief is building a theatre from the ground up. Designed ... More
 
 
 
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The Scoop at More London
London > Entertainment >
The Queen's Walk Bridge City, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Big Half
Multi-purpose sunken outdoor amphitheatre next to London Bridge and Tower Bridge, next to City Hall on the South Bank of the Thames hosting films, theatre, music, ... More
 
 
 
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The Architecture Foundation
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Ground Floor East, 136-148 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Big Half
Established in 1991, The Architecture Foundation is a non-profit agency for contemporary architecture whose programme of events and exhibitions promotes its core belief that architecture enriches ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Tower Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as The Big Half
With its views of the Tower Of London and The Shard, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge Exhibition
London > Attractions > Museums
Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as The Big Half
Competing with the London Eye for the capital's most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its ... More
 
 
 
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City Hall
London > Attractions > Sights
110 The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Big Half
It may look like a pile of CDs tilted at a precarious angle so it's about to fall over, but this attractive Norman Foster building near ... More
 
 
 
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The Kiosk at Le Pont de la Tour
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
36D Shad Thames, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Big Half
A small store serving take away coffee, sandwiches and salads, The Kiosk is run by ... More
 
 
 
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Maltby Street Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Maltby Street, Bermondsey, Southwark, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Big Half
With Borough Market getting more and more popular, some vendors have opened up shop underneath the railway arches at nearby Maltby Street. More of an informal ... More
 
 
 
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KaseSwiss
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
104 Druid Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Big Half
On Saturday mornings, from 9am to 2pm, Arch 104 on Druid Street is home to KaseSwiss, who sell a great selection of Swiss cheeses, and who ... More
 
 
 
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Tom Simmons Tower Bridge
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
2 Still Walk, SE1 | 1 minute from The Big Half
Taking Welsh cooking beyond the Seven Bridge, Tom Simmons, a former star of MasterChef: The Professionals, dishes up cockle popcorn, ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurant Story
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
201 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Big Half
Launched in April 2013 when the Noma alumnus Tom Sellers was a youthful 25 years old, Restaurant Story was immediately dubbed "the new Dabbous" by food ... More
 
 
 
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The Coal Shed
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Unit 3.1 One Tower Bridge, 4 Crown Square, SE1 | 1 minute from The Big Half
Named by Observer Food Monthly as one of the best places to eat in the UK, The Coal Shed in Brighton has also been recommended by ... More
 
 
 
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 24 minutes from The Big Half
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 28 minutes from The Big Half
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 31 minutes from The Big Half
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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MoreYoga Tower Bridge
London > Leisure >
7 Horselydown Lane, SE1 | 1 minute from The Big Half
Two years after launching its first studio in 2016 MoreYoga, which has studios across London, added this Tower Bridge space. The 14th yoga studio from the ... More
 
 
 
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Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Big Half
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
 
 
 
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Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 7 minutes from The Big Half
It's a relief to step into Snowsfields Wellness, with its shelves of carefully selected healthy and organic products. Unlike plenty of other places, each of the ... More
 
 
 
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The Anchor Tap
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23 Horsleydown Road, Bermondsey, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Big Half
Situated on the south side of the Thames in the Tower Bridge Conservation Area, this historic Southwark pub offers a truly traditional English experience. From the ... More
 
 
 
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The Garrison Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
99 - 101 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Big Half
Oh how we wish we lived in Bermondsey, then we could call this gem of a pub our local. We'd stop in for a regular drink ... More
 
 
 
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 12 minutes from The Big Half
Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation and refreshment to weary pilgrims, merchants and travellers on their way up from ... More
 
 
 
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Nine Lives
London > Nightlife > Bars
8 Holyrood Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Big Half
The founders of Sweet&Chilli, experts in cocktail research and creation, are behind this late night Bermondsey Street cocktail bar. Set in a Victorian ... More
 
 
 
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40 Maltby Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
40 Maltby Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Big Half
Under the railway arches on Maltby Street is a food lover's paradise, filled with shops from the likes of St John Bakery, Monmouth Coffee, Kernel Brewery ... More
 
 
 
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Hide Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
39-45 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Big Half
Conveniently located on the ground floor of the International Wine & Spirit Centre on Bermondsey Street, a stone's throw from London Bridge, it comes as no ... More
 
 
 
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London City Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
City Hall, The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Big Half
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Tower of London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Waterloo Block, City, London EC3N | 7 minutes from The Big Half
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ... More
 
 
 
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Old Billingsgate
London > Business > Venue Hire
Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, City, London EC3R | 9 minutes from The Big Half
A magnificent 19th-century market building designed by Sir Horace Jones and entirely renovated in 1988 by acclaimed architect Richard Rogers. At the foot of the City, ... More
 
 
 
 

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Allelujah!
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Theatre | Until 28th September 2018 

The Bridge Theatre 1 minute walk from The Big Half

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London Bridge City: Summer by the River
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Seasonal | Until 2nd October 2018 

London Bridge 2 minutes walk from The Big Half

London's largest free festival, the London Bridge City's Summer by the River transforms the iconic riverside location into a summer ...More

 
The End Of Eddy
Theatre | Until 6th October 2018 

Unicorn Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Big Half

Unicorn Theatre's stage adaptation of Edouard Louis's acclaimed autobiographical novel about a boy born into poverty who is relentlessly bullied ...More

Mouth Open, Story Jump Out
Theatre | Until 27th October 2018 

Unicorn Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Big Half

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The View from The Shard
The View from The Shard
Tours | Next performance 26th September 2018 

The Shard 5 minutes walk from The Big Half

The View from The ShardAt almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London, The View from The ...More

 
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The Shard 5 minutes walk from The Big Half

London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the ...More

 
Votive
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2018 

Southwark Cathedral 11 minutes walk from The Big Half

Ceramic works produced by the Associated Clay Works Union and students from Morley College, based around the theme of votive ...More

Sketching
Theatre | Until 27th October 2018 

Wilton's Music Hall 13 minutes walk from The Big Half

James Graham's play looks at twenty-four hours in the lives of the people of London, using Charles Dickens' Sketches By ...More

James Graham's Sketching
James Graham's Sketching
Theatre | Until 28th October 2018 

Wilton's Music Hall 13 minutes walk from The Big Half

He's one of the hottest playwrights in London right now - three of his plays (Ink, Labour of Love and ...More

 
Midsummer Terrace at Mondrian London
Midsummer Terrace at Mondrian London
Seasonal | Until 30th September 2018 

Mondrian London 14 minutes walk from The Big Half

Popping-up at Mondrian London this summer, the floral Midsummer Terrace offers river views and floral displays adjacent to the Thames-side ...More

 

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