On the 26th of July the Olympic Torch will begin the penultimate day of its journey across our fair Isles and where better to start than in our very own Camden. On Thursday morning, at a slightly painfully early 6:45 am, the Torch’s route will take in the fine sight of the Escapade fancy dress store in London.
The Torch begins its journey through Camden just up Chalk Farm Road at our neighbours the Roundhouse and if the rumours are true Rugby World Cup winning coach Sir Clive Woodward will be the man who begins the journey accompanied by a mass choir who will sing him on his way.
The Torch will then proceed down Chalk Farm Road (right past our store) where the Escapade staff will be decked out in a wide variety of our finest British fancy dress costumes to cheer it on its way. After Chalk Farm Road the Torch will continue down Camden High Street (which will be closed for the procession) before hanging a left outside of Koko and heading down Crowndale Road on its way to St Pancreas Gardens.
At St Pancreas Gardens there will be a fun-filled community breakfast celebration with lots of community activities. The torch is estimated to arrive here at approximately 7:10 am. From the Gardens the torch will jump on board a barge and heading towards Granary Square.
The Torch has an ETA in Granary Square at 7:30 am and there will be live musical performances from Camden’s up and coming young artists in the square from 7:00 – 9:45 am. From here the Torch will head down King’s Boulevard on its way to St Pancras International where a musical extravaganza featuring internationally recognized artist from Camden will hold court.
After this point the Torch will then continue out of Camden and on its journey throughout London taking in the stunning sights of St Paul’s Cathedral, the Museum of London, the Millennium Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe and the Royal Hospital Chelsea. The flame will also be carried through Trafalgar Square, pop into Downing Street before heading into Hyde Park and finishing the day for a spot of tea with the Queen at Buckingham Palace. We hope that the British public get into the spirit of the torch relay in the same way that they got into the spirit of the Jubilee celebrations.