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The Midnight Run

Inua Ellams
17 Sep - 18 Sep 2021

The Midnight Run is a walking, arts-filled, night-time cultural journey through urban spaces. It gathers strangers and local artists together to explore, play and create, whilst the city sleeps. The Midnight Run aims to break down social barriers and provide a platform for established and emerging creatives, bringing moments of genuine interactive creativity. Past MNRunners have enjoyed a spectrum of activities including life-drawing, choral singing, puppetry, wrestling, cocktail making and tai chi, all whilst exploring a city as a group. The Midnight Run was established by Inua Ellams in 2005, since then, there have been 46 events nationally and internationally. 

Not all those who wander are lost – J.R.R Tolkien



This special Midnight Run will take you on an adventure to celebrate the nocturnal life of the Square Mile, The City of London.

The route will journey past iconic City buildings as well as lesser-known nooks and crannies of the Square Mile as we celebrate a return to cultural activity. Come ready to explore, play and create. The Run will be facilitated by Midnight Run Founder, Inua Ellams, joined by other local artists.

Book Tickets below

Friday 17 September 5.45pm to Midnight Book now
Saturday 18 September 5.45pm to Midnight Book now


Frequently Asked Question

What are the timings of The Midnight Run?

The Run will start at 5.45pm and finish at midnight. Staying for the full duration of the Run is required to get the most out of the experience and interact effectively with the rest of the group. There will be plenty of opportunities for rest and breaks along the way.

What do I need to bring?

Please come dressed for the weather, with comfortable footwear for walking and money to buy snacks and a meal during the night. Details of any other items you need will be communicated to ticketholders before the event.

What route will The Midnight Run take?

The Midnight Run route has been carefully planned by our team and will cover iconic and alternative outdoor spaces. Details will be revealed as you go so you can enjoy a feeling of exploration and adventure.

The starting point will be sent to you by email 24 hours before the Run.

The Run will end near a station with multiple transport options available nearby.

Age restrictions

The minimum age for participating in The Midnight Run is 16+. Anyone under 18 should be accompanied by an adult. There is no upper age limit however, attendees need to be able to carry their own weight or attend with someone to assist with any accessibility issues they have.


Lead image: Oliver Holms

Supported by The City of London Corporation

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