Olympic torch comes to Tower Hamlets in July 21
By JulieGK | Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 12:19
The route for the Olympic torch has been confirmed for the London 2012 Olympic games
Olympic torch will be in Tower Hamlets on July 21
2012 Olympic logo
The Olympic Torch Relay route has been planned so that the Flame will come within ten miles of 95 percent of people in the UK.
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 July 27, 2012 for the lighting of the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony, signifying the official start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The streets along which the Torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame can be seen here www.london2012.com/olympictorchrelay. Plans for the last two days in London will be confirmed in April. The online mapgives street-by-street details and the approximate start times for how and when the Flame will travel through more than 1,000 villages, towns and cities in the UK.
Torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame through 1,024 communities – cities, towns and villages. An evening celebration will take place at the end of almost every day of the Relay.
Sebastian Coe, Chairman of LOCOG said: 'Thousands of inspirational people from all over the UK have been confirmed as Torchbearers.
"We hope local communities come out and line the streets to cheer on the Torchbearers, and celebrate the Olympic Games coming to the UK."
The torch will be in the London area on the following dates:
Saturday 21 July
Waltham Forest (Evening celebration)
Sunday 22 July
Barking & Dagenham
Monday 23 July
Tuesday 24 July
Wednesday 25 July
Thursday 26 July
Kensington & Chelsea
Hammersmith & Fulham
Friday 27 July