Route details for Our Greatest Team Parade, which will take place on September 10, have been confirmed today.
The procession will feature around 800 Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes and will act as a public celebration of the achievements of British Olympians and Paralympians at the London 2012 Games.
The Parade has been organised by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson, in conjunction with the British Olympic Association and the British Paralympic Association.
Boris Johnson commented: ”This is a chance to celebrate the heroes and heroines who have thrilled us with their skills, sportsmanship, and grace during London’s spectacular Olympic and Paralympic Games, and whose names and triumphs will live on for centuries to come.”
Our Greatest Team are due to set out from Mansion House in the City at 1:30pm, with the athletes travelling on 21 floats, organised by sport and with medal winners across the length of the parade.
They will travel along Queen Victoria Street and Cannon Street, passing by St Paul’s Cathedral, continuing along Fleet Street, past Aldwych and into The Strand, before reaching Trafalgar Square.
A big screen at the base of Nelson’s Column along with live commentary will allow spectators to cheer on the athletes as the parade makes its way past Trafalgar Square.
After passing Trafalgar Square the athletes will go through Admiralty Arch into The Mall, travelling down to the Queen Victoria Memorial.
The area from Admiralty Arch to the Queen Victoria Memorial will be ticketed and reserved for groups who have made an invaluable contribution to the Games and the success of our athletes, including 14,000 volunteers, coaches and support staff and schoolchildren from every London borough.
Coverage of the parade will be also be broadcast throughout the day on a number of television channels.
Anyone who plans to attend the celebration, should expect very large crowds along the whole route. Extensive road closures will be in place throughout the morning and visitors have been advised to plan their journey in advance.
The Women’s Sports Magazine