London 2012: Olympic Torch relay route through Camden and Westminster is announced
The Olympic Torch will visit the Roundhouse and go on a barge along Regent’s Canal before stopping at St Pancras International when the relay comes to Camden on Thursday, July 26.
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today announced the street route for penultimate day of of the Olympic Torch relay.
The penultimate day will end with a concert in Hyde Park headlined by Dizzee Rascal and featuring performances by Mark Ronson and Katy B, Eliza Doolittle, You Me At Six, Rizzle Kicks, Wretch 32, Morning Parade, Loick Essien and Little Comets.
Seb Coe, chairman of LOCOG, said: “The penultimate day of the Olympic Torch Relay is set to include many of London’s iconic landmarks which are famous around the world and give the city its special character.
“I hope that the people from these boroughs come out and line the streets to cheer on the torchbearers as the start of the Games draws near.”
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On day 69 the Flame will travel from Camden to Westminster and will be carried by 175 torchbearers.
The Torch will start outside the Roundhouse in Chald Farm, before it is taken along Regents Canal on a barge and then to a community event at Granary Square.
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It will be taken to the giant Olympic rings in the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras International and will also visit a community event at Islington Town Hall, which will feature music from the London Symphony Orchestra.
The Flame will visit St Paul’s Cathedral, the Museum of London and the Guildhall in the City of London.
It will be carried across the Millennium Bridge where it will visit Shakespeare’s Globe.
The Flame will also pass Clapham Common in Lambeth, Battersea Dogs Home in Wandsworth and the Royal Hospital Chelsea, before being greeted by a choral fanfare in Opera Holland Park.
In Westminster the Torch will be carried through Trafalgar Square and visit Downing Street.
Just before reaching its final destination of Hyde Park, it will visit Buckingham Palace.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “As the Olympic Flame takes its final strides around some of capital’s most historic and famous sights there couldn’t be a better opportunity for Londoners to come out and demonstrate their support for the Games and show to the world the best our great capital has to offer.
“We kicked off this incredible summer like no other with the huge success of the Queen’s Jubilee and as the Flame makes its way to the magnificent Hyde Park for its final night we can show the world that not only are we ready to host the most exciting Games ever held but that Londoners are already reaping the benefits and will continue to do so for many years to come.”
There will be a large number of road closures along the route of the relay on July 26.