Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Olympic torch in Kings Cross on 26 July

27th July update: you can now watch our video of part of the torch’s journey through King’s Cross, as it changed hands outside the London Canal Museum.

Unlike most of its journey, the precise route of the Olympic torch on its second last day - when it visits King’s Cross - has been kept secret until now. Here’s a quick summary of the details:

Thursday 26th July - Olympic Torch Relay, Day 69 of 70


Please note that all times are approximate.

The Roundhouse, Camden


Final Torch Relay day launches with a mass choir singing out the Olympic Torch.

St Pancras Gardens


The torch arrives at St Pancras Gardens, the graveyard and grounds of the historic St Pancras Old Church.

Entertainment: 7 - 10am, Fun-filled community breakfast celebration with lots of activities.

Granary Square


At 7.19am the torch boards a canal boat at St Pancras lock and travels along the Regents Canal to reach Granary Square - King’s Cross’ brand new open space, the size of Trafalgar Square.

Entertainment: 7 – 9.45am, Performances from Camden’s young emerging artists.

St Pancras International


The torch travels down King’s Boulevard, home of Eat St to reach St Pancras Station.

Entertainment: 7 – 9.45am, a top viewing spot and music extravaganza featuring established, internationally known Camden artists.

London Canal Museum


The torch then heads along Euston Road and up York Way (hurrah - the roadworks will have to be finished!) where it passes into the borough of Islington on Wharfdale Road at around 7.55am. It goes up New Wharf Road, passing The London Canal Museum before leaving our area via Caledonian Road on its journey through Islington, the City and beyond.

Entertainment: 7.30am - 1pm, free family fun day at the London Canal Museum kicking off at 7.30am to coincide with the Olympic torch first entering the borough. Activities will continue at the museum until 1pm.

If you want to go for breakfast after watching the Olympic torch, try our guide 16 places to have breakfast and brunch in King’s Cross.


For more information see the links below. I’ll add any new information if I find it.
Love Camden’s torch relay blog article
Camden council’s torch relay information page
Camden council’s torch relay colour PDF with event details
List of Camden torch bearers

19th July Camden New Journal article

Islington council’s torch relay blog article
Islington council’s London Canal Museum torch relay information page
List of Islington torch bearers

London 2012 torch relay route

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