Olympic Torch relay route through Wandsworth

7:30am Tuesday 17th July 2012

By Alexandra Rucki

Join the thousands of people cheering the Olympic torch through the borough next week and help us cover this historic event.

Wandsworth is particularly fortunate in having the torch pass through its streets twice, on Monday and on Thursday.

Then on Friday it will pass the borough again for a final time as it is carried down the Thames by boat en route to the Olympic stadium and the start of the Games. 

On Monday the torch will end up at Tooting Bec Common for a celebration reserved for borough residents which will feature a line-up of performers includes Rizzle Kicks, Wanted Down Under and Twist and Pulse.

British Olympians will also be present during the event.

During the celebrations the torch will arrive on stage and a cauldron will be lit, at about 6.50pm.

The torch relay party will be split into two sections, with a  group of vehicles carrying official sponsors arriving first, followed 15 minutes later by the torch itself.

From the moment it enters the borough, Wandsworth Guardian reporters and photographers will be travelling with the torch to bring you the best possible coverage live on our dedicated Olympic website wandsworthguardian.co.uk/olympics.

But to capture this historic event properly we really need your help.

If you are a spectator, or a friend or relative of a torch bearer we want you to send us your pictures and thoughts live from the relay so we can include them in our live blog and in our in-paper coverage.

Tweet us at @londonersgames, find us on Facebook on facebook.com/londonersgames or email  digitalmedia@london.newsquest.co.uk.

The route and times of the relay are:


5.31pm Wimbledon Park Road
5.45pm Granville Road
5.46pm Merton Road
5.48pm Kimber Road
5.54pm Garratt Lane
6.24pm Tooting High Street
6.33pm Tooting Bec Road
6.47pm Tooting Bec Lido Car Park


12.39pm Clapham Park Road
12.45pm Clapham High Street
12.46pm Long Road
12.51pm Clapham Common Northside
12.53pm Cedars Road
12.55pm Cedars Road
12.58pm Queenstown Road
1.18pm Chelsea Bridge


The torch will be carried down the Thames on the Gloriana - the royal barge used during the Diamond Jubilee Pageant.
A cutter will be representing the borough of Wandsworth in the flotilla which will pass bridges at the following times:
10.40am Putney
10.50am Wandsworth
11.15am Battersea
11.20am Albert
11.30am Chelsea

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