Sir Clive Woodward lights the Olympic flame as torch relay comes to Camden
Rugby legend Sir Clive Woodward lit the Olympic flame as the torch relay arrived in Camden welcomed by a crowd of thousands.
The former player and coach, who led England to Rugby World Cup victory in 2003, lit the torch at the Roundhouse in Chalk Farm at 6.45am this morning.
A crowd of thousands turned out to welcome the Olympic flame to the borough.
The Ham&High’s Josh Pettitt, reporting live from the scene, said: “There is a massive turn out, thousands of people snaking all the way down Chalk Farm.
“It is teaming with people, young and old, everybody is here, and everybody is enjoying themselves and getting into the moment.
“By the number of people here Camden seems to have really got into the mood of the torch relay.”
The torch will move onto Camden Lock before being carried on the Regent’s Canal to Granary Square and onto St Pancras at 7.30am.
- 1 Five jailed after 'cold blooded' murder of Enfield father
- 2 Hampstead Town's first Labour councillor stands down weeks into office
- 3 Crouch End pub ransacked and charity money stolen
- 4 Olympic ace opens Highgate primary school's new running track
- 5 5 of the best things to do with kids in north London
- 6 Walking book club: Hampstead Heath, Death and The Penguin
- 7 Cartoonist creates celebrity tube stops
- 8 Highgate pub landlords to appeal restrictive licence approval
- 9 Renaissance painting discovered in pensioner's bedroom sells for £255k
- 10 7 of the best Chinese restaurants with delivery in north London
Follow live reporting of the torch relay by following the links above and below.