The Paralympic Torch Relay is coming to Camden
The Paralympic Torch Relay will be in Camden on Wednesday 29 August as it makes its way to the Olympic Stadium for the Paralympic Games opening ceremony.
Where to view the Paralympic Torch Relay
Over the August bank holiday weekend flames from the capital cities of the UK’s nations will travel to Stoke Mandeville, home of the Paralympic Movement, where they will join together to create the Paralympic Flame.
The Paralympic Flame will then be taken on an overnight journey on 28 August from Stoke Mandeville to the Olympic Stadium for the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games the following day.
The Paralympic Torch Relay route takes the flame through Camden on the morning of Wednesday 29 August.
Camden will welcome the Flame as it travels through Regent's Park with a celebration of sport (see below for more information).
The flame enters Camden at 10.06am on Wednesday 29 August as it travels from Outer Circle in Regent's Park on Broadwalk.
The relay will then make its way along Broadwalk, past the animal enclosure and the Ready Money Fountain before moving onto Chester Road and then Outer Circle.
The relay will then leave the park and Camden at about 10.30am via Park Crescent into Portland Place in Westminster.
For a map of the route see London2012.com/paralympics.
Celebrate the Paralympics with us
Camden will be celebrating the Paralympic Torch Relay with an special event on the day.
Join us at out celebration event on the day from 9-11.30am on Gloucester Green in Regent’s Park, between St. Mark's Gate and the Ready Money Drinking Fountain.
There will be demonstrations from specialists and lots of activities including disability football, volley ball and athletics. The lively morning will include activities for all the family including the chance to have a go at trying adapted cycles - and it's all free.
This is a wonderful opportunity to be involved and we look forward to seeing an enthusiastic crowd gather to welcome inspirational members of the community carrying the Paralympic Flame in the borough.
The Olympic Torch Relay
Camden welcomed the Olympic torch relay on 26 July 2012 from 6.45am on day 69 of its journey across the country.
Thank you to everyone who came along to cheer on our fantastic torchbearers. If you were unable to watch it live, you can watch / listen to it on video on the BBC website and also follow our reporting of the torch relay on twitter (we used #camdentorch and the official #london2012torchrelay).
You can also find photos from the Love Camden team on our Love Camden facebook page - do share your own pictures and comments with us on there too.
- download: Olympic torch relay route (PDF 1.7MB)
Page last updated Dec 3, 2012 12:38 PM