On 27 July, 2012, the eyes of the world will be on London for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games as the Olympic Flame arrives at the Olympic Stadium for the lighting of the cauldron to signify the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
In the build up to the start of the event, the Olympic Flame will make its journey from Greece and arrive in the UK on 18 May 2012, ready for the Olympic Torch Relay to begin the following day. Representing peace, unity and friendship, the Flame will start its 70-day journey around the UK towards the Stadium carried by 8,000 inspirational Torchbearers.
On Friday 26 July, the Olympic Flame will reach Lambeth. The flame will travel from Camberwell and in to Lambeth, through Brixton and to Clapham and exit in to Wandsworth.
Full details of the Relay will be announced closer to the time, inviting people from across the area to welcome the Olympic Flame in these locations. The Olympic Torch Relay will shine a spotlight on the people and places of Lambeth and demonstrate that the Olympic spirit is alive and well.
Councillor Florence Nosegbe, Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and the 2012 Games, said:
“I am proud that Lambeth will be welcoming the Olympic Flame – bringing messages of peace, unity and friendship to the borough, and hope as many local people as possible get to witness this historic event.”