Enjoy London and a jog

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The City Jogging Tour is aimed at both experienced and novice runners and combines exercise with sightseeing.

Operating in the capital for the past three years, the tour company are perfect for fitness fans staying in central London hotels.

"This concept offers an alternative to being jammed in a bus," founder and runner Hope Sloly told London's Evening Standard.

"In addition, joggers see so much more than on a conventional walking tour."

Tours start at £26 each for a standard route and customised routes can be provided for £46. All bookings should be made via the City Jogging Tours website at least 48 hours before.

There are various courses offered by the company, with some shorter runs focusing on the area from Nelson's Column to London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.

For anyone looking for a tougher workout, then there are longer runs available, which start at the O2 Arena and take in areas of Greenwich, including the National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory.

Evening Standard journalist Antonia Kanczula admitted the pace had been tough but the experience had been great.

"Warm-up and cool-down included, it's taken around an hour and has forced me to run at a pace a notch higher than my usual," said Kanczula.

"I've seen some of London's finest sights and gained the impetus to tackle more city-centric runs."