London 2012 confirms Torchbearers and the street route for London for the Olympic Flame

An average of 115 Torchbearers a day will carry the Olympic Flame during its 8,000 mile journey around the UK before it arrives at the Olympic Stadium on 27 July 2012 for the lighting of the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony, signifying the official start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The streets in London in which the Torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame were also revealed today at www.london2012.com/olympictorchrelay to help communities plan for lining the route and business continuity. Plans for the last two days in London will be confirmed in the next month. The on-line map gives street-by-street details and the approximate start times for how and when the Flame will travel through over 1,000 villages, towns and cities that were announced at the end of last year. Communities can view the journey of the Olympic Flame in detail now and can find out when it will be travelling along their nearest high street, through their town square or past their local village shop.

The Flame will travel through over 1,000 communities as its travels round the UK and will be transported by a variety of different methods of transport, including by boat, cable car, hot air balloon, bicycle, motorbike and horseback. Additionally it will pass many monuments, historic venues and sites of regional, national and international interest
Highlights for the Flame’s journey across London include visits to places far and wide across the city including Kew Gardens, Northala Fields in Ealing and Crystal Palace Park. The Flame will also travel in a boat across Fairlop Waters Country Park in Redbridge and a light railway in Barking Park.  Further details about all these moments will be revealed in the run up to the Relay.

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: "It is fantastic that ordinary Londoners will be an integral part of the Games and help kick-start the most exciting summer in the capital's history, carrying the torch past the doorsteps of thousands of people across the boroughs. Not only will the torch pass by some iconic sights on its travels through the capital, it will visit sports centres, high streets, parks and town halls, bringing the Games right to the heart of London's communities."  

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