Step into fitness at London’s historic Leadenhall Market this January


One of London’s grandest Victorian markets – Leadenhall Market – is teaming up with urban adventure company StreetGym® this January, to help Londoners kickstart their new year fitness in the safety and beauty
of the great outdoors!

Combining historical scenes with modern health & wellbeing, those joining can expect to jog past London’s first coffee house, established in 1652, and the ruins of the church of St Dunstan in the East, which
was bombed during the Blitz in WW2. Between weaving through medieval streets and tiny alleyways, there will be bodyweight based exercises, using street furniture and architectural features as workstations, along with team building routines.

The unique fitness classes will take place every Thursday throughout January, from 6.30-7.30pm, starting and ending in the centre of beautiful Leadenhall Market under its starry domed ceiling.

At just £5 per session, the classes will hold up to 15 people and can be booked in advance through the following link:

For those who prefer to ease their way out of the Christmas slump at a slower pace, City of London Guides will be running a limited edition evening walking tour. The weekly walk will explore Leadenhall’s
2,000 year history looking at health and hygiene, cures and quacks, plagues and preventatives.

The good, the bad and the downright smelly! walk will cover everything graveyards and Victorian sewers to Dick Whittington’s public toilets, Harry Potter’s Diagon
Alley to the London 2012 marathon route, taking you on a journey through the market’s history whilst working towards that 10,000 step-count. Enjoy as a wind-down after work from 6.30-8pm, every Wednesday.

Tickets are £7 (plus booking fee) are available from

Leadenhall Market and it 35 boutique retailers, bars, restaurants and cafes will be open as usual during January, with its open-aired alleyways – protected from the elements under its wrought iron ceiling
– keeping people safe whilst out and about.