The Olympic Flame is finally here and is travelling its way around the country being carried by 8,000 inspirational torchbearers.
It’s been to the highest point in Snowdon, all the way up to the Scottish Highlands, and all the way down to the Isle of Wight.
On Thursday, 26 July it enters Southwark so that we too can welcome the world to the London 2012 Games.
We want everyone to come and celebrate this amazing day by lining the streets and showing Southwark at its best.
Here are some tips from the London 2012 organisers on what you can do.
1. Check the route
This map details the Olympic Torch Relay. The torch is expected to enter Southwark at around 10am and stay until about 1pm.
2. Meet our torchbearers
Southwark’s torchbearers have been nominated because of their significant contributions to sports and communities throughout the world.
Click on the highlighted names to watch them tell their own stories.
Nawal El Moutawakel
Ahmed Sheriff Jalloh
3. Be aware of transport disruptions
There will be rolling road closures during the Olympic Torch Relay. Please bear this in mind and plan your journey accordingly. You can find more information about this at TfL’s website, Get Ahead of the Games.
Nearest tube – Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).
Nearest Railway Station – Elephant & Castle
Buses from Elephant and Castle – ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45