Lewisham Olympic Torch route revealed

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Olympic orgsnisers have revealed the route the Torch will take through the borough on its way to the Olympic Stadium. In a snub the likes of which we've not seen since the USSR refused to send a team to LA in 1984, the route planners have bypassed Brockley:

Lewisham Route: beginning at 07.21am on the 23rd July 2012

  • Creekside
  • Trinity Conservatoire of Music and Dance - Right turn
  • Creekside -  Left Turn
  • Creek Road A200 -  Left Turn
  • Deptford High Street -  Left Turn
  • Giffin Street - Right Turn
  • Deptford Church Street (A2209)
  • Brookmill Road (A2210) - Left Turn
  • Stephen Lawrence Centre
  • Forecourt in front of building - Left Turn
  • Brookmill Road A2210
  • Thurston Road A2210 - Left Turn
  • Loampit Vale A20
  • Lewisham High Street A20 - Right Turn
  • Lewisham High Street A20
  • Pedestrianised market area - Right Turn
  • Lewisham High Street A21
  • Rushey Green A205
  • Bromley Road A21
The Torch Relay will reach Lewisham on the morning of Monday 23rd July, before heading onto Bromley, Croydon and Sutton before reaching Merton and then finishing the day in Wandsworth. 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 Games.

The streets, parks and local landmarks in London through which the Torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame were revealed today at www.london2012.com/olympictorchrelay , enabling Londoners to plan the best spot to cheer the relay and local businesses to plan ahead. The Torch Relay is set to carry the Olympic atmosphere to every corner of the capital and details for the last two days in London will be confirmed in the next month.

Announcing the London Torch Relay route 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, taking the torch past the doorsteps of thousands of people.

“Residents in Lewisham will have a wonderful chance to soak up the festival atmosphere as local people carry the flame towards its final destination at the Olympic Park. 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."

[Full disclosure, LOCOG is an Edelman client]