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Greenwich to be first London borough to welcome Olympic torch
GREENWICH will be the first London borough to participate in the Olympic torch relay.
Olympic organisers LOCOG have confirmed the torch will start its journey at the Prime Meridian Line in Greenwich Park at around 7.21am on July 21.
It will continue through Greenwich town centre, along east Greenwich and up through Eltham, before ending in Woolwich’s General Gordon Square and continuing on to Newham.
At around 7.21am on July 23, the torch will arrive in Lewisham. It will start its journey through the borough in Creekside, before being carried through Deptford, past the Stephen Lawrence Centre, and on through Lewisham High Street.
More than 90 minutes later it is expected to exchange hands in Bromley Road, at around 8.57, and be carried on through Bromley via Bromley Hill.
An average of 115 torchbearers a day will carry the Olympic Flame during its 8,000 mile journey around the UK.
It will arrive at the Olympic Stadium on July 27 for the lighting of the cauldron at the opening ceremony, signifying the official start of the London 2012 Games.
Greenwich Council leader Councillor Chris Roberts said: "Royal Greenwich is proud to be the first London borough to witness the fantastic spectacle of the Olympic Torch Relay.
"This announcement really brings the route to life and it will provide a unique chance for Greenwich residents to share in the excitement of the Olympic spirit as we mark the countdown to the 2012 Games."
Torch relay route through Greenwich
:: Greenwich Park – Arrives at 7.21am on July 21
:: Royal Observatory and Meridian Time Line
:: Narrow sloping path leading down from the Observatory - Right Turn
:: Tarmac pathway through park - Left Turn
:: Path to Equestrian venue
:: Equestrian venue
:: Pedestrian ramp leading out of Equestrian venue
:: Right hand side of Queen's House
:: Guilded gate onto Romney Road
:: Royal gate at Old Naval College
:: Upper Grand Square, Old Naval College - Left Turn
:: Cobbled road through College - Right Turn
:: King William Walk
:: Cutty Sark Gardens - Left Turn
:: College Approach - Right Turn
:: King William Walk - Left Turn
:: Romney Road A206
::Trafalgar Road A206
:: Woolwich Road A206 - Right Turn
:: Combedale Road
:: Westcombe Hill - Left Turn
:: Charlton Road B210
:: Stratheden Road B210 - Left Turn
:: Shooters Hill Road A2 - Right Turn
:: Kidbrooke Park Road A2213 - Left Turn
:: Kidbrooke Way
:: Rochester Way - Right Turn
:: Well Hall Road A208 - Left Turn
:: Eltham High Street A210 - Left Turn
:: Westmount Road - Right Turn
:: Well Hall Road A205
:: Academy Road A205
:: Woolwich Common A205
:: Grand Depot Road A205
:: John Wilson Street A205 - Right Turn
:: Wellington Street - Right Turn
:: Thomas Street on to stage
:: CONVOY: To Woolwich Ferry Approach
:: Woolwich Ferry – At 10.10am
Torch relay route through Lewisham
:: Creekside – Arrive at 7.21am on July 23
::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