Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Last Day Route of The London 2012 Olympic Games Torch Relay

London 2012 has announced the street route for the Olympic Flame on the penultimate day of the Relay in London
The London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay – presented by Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung – will travel on Thursday 26th July from Camden to Westminster, in the final stages of the Olympic Flame’s journey around every London Borough.

LOCOG announced the street route for the penultimate day of the Olympic Torch Relay in London. 175 inspirational Torchbearers will carry the Flame through the following Boroughs: Camden, Islington, City of London, Southwark, Lambeth, Wandsworth, Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham and City of Westminster. The streets along which the Torchbearers will carry the Flame can be found at www.london2012.com/torch-relay/route to help communities plan for lining the route and business continuity planning.

Highlights for the day include:
- The first Torchbearer of the day will begin with the Flame outside the Roundhouse in Camden which will be followed by a journey along the Regents Canal on a barge and then a visit to a community event at Granary Square.

- The Flame will visit the giant Olympic rings in the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras International.

- The Flame will visit a community event at Islington Town Hall which will feature music from the London Symphony Orchestra.

St Paul’s Cathedral
- In the City of London the Flame will visit St Paul’s Cathedral, the Museum of London and the Guildhall.

- The Flame will be carried across the Millennium Bridge into Southwark where it will visit Shakespeare’s Globe.

- In Lambeth the Flame will pass Clapham Common.

- In Wandsworth the Flame will pass Battersea Dogs Home.

- The Flame will pass the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home of the Chelsea Pensioners and will be greeted by a choral fanfare at the Opera Holland Park.

- The Flame will be carried to the site of the 1908 Olympic Stadium in White City.

- In Westminster the Flame will be carried through Trafalgar Square and visit Downing Street.

- Before arriving in Hyde Park, the Flame will visit Buckingham Palace.

Due to the expectation of large crowds, some areas will have limited capacity.

At the end of the day there will be an Olympic Torch Relay Finale concert in Hyde Park. The event, which is presented by Coca-Cola, will be headlined by award-winning rapper Dizzee Rascal and will also feature performances from The Wanted, a special performance by Mark Ronson & Katy B, Eliza Doolittle, You Me At Six, Rizzle Kicks, Wretch 32, Morning Parade, Loick Essien and Little Comets.

In addition, the Lloyds TSB Flame Followers will take to the stage to perform their Flame Followers spectacular using a unique fusion of street performance, theatre and sport to inspire and excite crowds through performances that celebrate the endeavour, athleticism, agility and skills of our national Olympic sporting heroes, Team GB. Samsung will be staging a performance from British dance troupe, Diversity.  

Towards the end of the eight-hour show, the last Torchbearer of the day will light a celebration cauldron on stage at the event which will enable the Olympic Flame to be seen by the audience

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