Olympic Torch Relay: London Schedule Announced
Thursday 14 June 2012
As the games draw closer, so does the Olympic Torch and it has been announced that The Olympic Torch will visit every London borough as well as many of London's most recognised landmarks on day 69, the second last day of the Olympic Torch Relay.
On 26 July, 175 torchbearers will carry the flame through Camden, Islington, City of London, Southwark, Lambeth, Wandsworth, Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham and City of Westminster. The first torchbearer of the day will begin with the flame outside the Roundhouse in Camden. It will then be visiting venues such as Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral and Shakespeare's Globe.
Lord Coe 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."
The day's journey will end in Hyde Park where there will be an Olympic Torch Relay Finale concert headlined by rapper Dizzee Rascal, The Wanted, Mark Ronson and Katy B, Eliza Doolittle, You Me At Six and Rizzle Kicks.
The Finale concert will run for eight hours, then towards the end of the show the last torchbearer of the day will light a special celebration cauldron on stage for the audience to see.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: "As the Olympic flame takes its final strides around some of the 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."