London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay street route announced

PUBLISHED: 11:19 19 March 2012 | UPDATED: 11:37 19 March 2012

London 2012 chairman Lord Coe holding the Olympic Torch, which will travel round London in July

London 2012 chairman Lord Coe holding the Olympic Torch, which will travel round London in July

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The street route for the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay has been set out, with the torch coming to London on July 21.

The first route on day 64 of the relay is from Greenwich to Waltham Forest, which will go through Blackheath, Eltham, Woolwich, Stratford, Tower Hamlets, Bethnal Green, Stoke Newington, Hackney, Leyton and Walthamstow.

The South Circular, Leyton High Road, Stratford High Street and the A10 will be affected among others.

Day 65 (Sunday, July 22) sees the torch travelling from Fairlop to Bexley via Ilford, Barking, Romford, Upminster and Rainham.

Gants Hill roundabout will be affected, as will main roads in Barking, Dagenham. London Road between Chadwell Heath and Romford will also be affected, along with the A220 and the Broadway Shopping Centre in Bexleyheath.

Day 66 (July 23) starts in Deptford and heads towards Lewisham, Bromley, Sutton, Merton on its way to Wandsworth.

The route will affect travel on the A21 between Lewisham and Bromley as well as the A222 and Croydon Road (A222).

Wimbledon Park Road is also affected as the torch moves past Wimbledon Lawn Tennis club, one of the London 2012 venues.

Day 67 (July 24) starts in Kingston and follows the route of the 65 bus via Ham, Petersham, Richmond and Kew, before moving down Brentford High Street (A215), finishing in Hounslow.

The journey continues in Hayes where it travels via Brunel University to Uxbridge before a quick trip to Denham, before the torch continues its journey to Ealing.

The final trip of the day moves to Southall before moving south down Lady Margaret Road and onto the Uxbridge Road, finishing in Walpole Park, Ealing.

The following day the route starts in Harrow before travelling through Brent, past Wembley Stadium on to Kingsbury and Friern Barnet.

The torch continues towards Edmonton and goes past White Hart Lane, Tottenhams ground, before ending at Alexandra Palace.

The only details not yet issued by London 2012 are the final two days where the torch visits Westminster before travelling from Hampton Court to the Olympic Park to light the cauldron at the opening ceremony.

See a street-by-street breakdown of the torch route on this interactive map



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