Home » London News

Olympic 2012 Torch Relay Route in London Announced

BY Boon Koh
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.

The London part of the Olympics 2012 torch relay looks like a random spaghetti monster, going through pretty much every single London borough including:

  • Harrow
  • Ealing
  • Haringey
  • Camden
  • Westminster
  • Wandsworth
  • Kingston
  • Lewisham
  • Bexley
  • Greenwich
  • Redbridge
  • 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/

  • http://twitter.com/thelondoneer The Londoneer

    As it stops each night on its final week through the capital, the hosting borough is also going to be having an evening celebration planned around the Olympic flame. So, even if you’re not in Newham, you get a bit of Olympic buzz in the week running up to the opening.

  • Theroyals

    Who gives a ****