Olympic 2012 Torch Relay Route in London Announced
Published 9 November 2011
The route for the Olympics 2012 torch relay has now been released, and its going to take a mammoth 70 days through the UK. 95% of people in the UK will live within 10 miles of its route.
- Waltham Forest
- and of course Newham
The final leg of the torch relay to the Olympic stadium starts from Hampton Court Palace on July 27th, a few good months after having being lit in Greece on May 18th and going around the world. The Olympic Torch is going to be quite the tourist, visiting some of the UK’s biggest landmarks like Stonehenge, Edinburgh Castle, and spend a night in the Tower of London.
A total of 8,000 torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame. The Torch itself has 8,000 circles, and stands 800mm high.
To find out when the Olympic Torch is passing by your house, high street, or borough, and find out how to be part of the Olympic Torch relay in London, visit: http://www.london2012.com/games/olympic-torch-relay/where-is-the-olympic-flame-going/