The Monopoly Run

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♪♫ Synge ♪♫
A friend took his family to that London over half term a year or two back to do some sightseeing and, when I looked at his strava feed, instead of a typical tourist run round Hyde Park, there was a whole set of photos of familiar sounding street signs. He had successfully completed the Monopoly Run, which involves visiting every street on the Monopoly Board. The run also includes the four stations and suitable buildings to represent each of the other squares.

Ever since I learned about it, it has been firmly on my to do list. Obviously it's not going to happen in 2020, but I will be looking for an opportunity.

The original run seems to have been devised by someone at Serpentine Running Club and I'll put details in the sidebar.

Has anyone done it? Any tips, other than "start early"?
Nov 2020
9:26am, 20 Nov 2020
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becca7
Yes, years ago (9 in fact) I did this run with Mrs Winkle, Garfield, John66, Magpie Rob and K8.
So long ago that any tips I might have had may no longer be useful. It's a fun thing to do.
um
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9:43am, 20 Nov 2020
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um
[ Idly wonders how far it would be to do them in order .... ]

There's just been a Salisbury version released, may have to look at that and see how far it would be to run the board.
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9:48am, 20 Nov 2020
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McGoohan
I did this, near enough, in 2015 and blogged about it... fetcheveryone.com/blog/137/2015/2#blog329028
Nov 2020
10:00am, 20 Nov 2020
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Hills of Death (HOD)
This is a great idea :-)
Nov 2020
10:02am, 20 Nov 2020
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McGoohan
The Serpies route looks more efficient than mine - I took about 18 miles to do it.
Nov 2020
12:19pm, 20 Nov 2020
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mushroom
I did the stag do version over 20 years ago - have a drink in a pub on each of the streets plus the 4 stations.

Never used a one day travel card as much as that day.!

Not much running happened though ;-)
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1:21pm, 20 Nov 2020
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Garfield
Yes, it was fun...aside from the IT band issues I started suffering at the time!
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9:57am, 21 Nov 2020
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Fitz
Great idea, I'd be up for either the running or the drinking version!
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12:42pm, 22 Nov 2020
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Goofee
*Watching*

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Maintained by ♪♫ Synge ♪♫
For discussion of the Monopoly Run. Details are available on the Serpentine Running Club website at serpentine.org.uk

This version starts and finishes at their clubhouse.

Mile Directions
0 Start at the Seymour Centre
1.0 PARK LANE = Grosvenor House
1.0 MAYFAIR = Berkeley Square
1.7 BOND STREET = Southeby's
2.0 OXFORD STREET = John Lewis's
2.3 MARLBOROUGH STREET = Liberty's
2.5 REGENTS STREET = Cafe Royal
2.6 VINE STREET = Vine Street
2.7 PICCADILLY CIRCUS = Statue of Eros
2.8 COVENTRY STREET = Trocadero
3.0 PALL MALL = Pall Mall (junction with Haymarket)
3.1 TRAFALGAR SQUARE = Nelson's Column
3.2 WHITEHALL = Old Admiralty Buildings
3.3 NORTHUMBERLAND AVENUE = "The Sherlock Holmes" Pub
3.6 LEICESTER SQUARE = The Hippodrome
4.0 BOW STREET = Royal Opera House
4.3 THE STRAND = King's College
4.7 FLEET STREET = "Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese"
5.7 ELECTRIC COMPANY = The Tate Modern
6.0 JAIL = The Clink Museum
6.2 WATERWORKS = Site of old London Waterworks, London Bridge (the Disco Lights under the Bridge on Tooley Street)
7.4 OLD KENT ROAD = Old Kent Road roundabout
9.0 FENCHURCH STREET STATION = "Coopers Row (back) Entrance"
9.7 WHITECHAPEL = Start of Whitechapel Road near Aldgate Tube
10.5 LIVERPOOL STREET STATION = Main entrance
12.5 ANGEL ISLINGTON = The Angel Centre
13.0 PENTONVILLE ROAD = Joseph Grimaldi Park
13.4 KINGS CROSS STATION = Main entrance
13.8 EUSTON ROAD = Euston station
15.3 MARYLEBONE STATION = Opposite the main entrance
15.7 Finish at the Seymour Centre

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