On Monday 23 July the Olympic Torch Relay will pass through the LBB. It will set off from Lewisham and run through Bromley to Crystal Palace Park.
The Relay is expected to reach the Manor Road, Kelsey Park Road, High Street junction, Beckenham at 9.57 am.
The Torch Convoy itself is anticipated to take around 15 – 20 minutes to pass a particular point although additionally there will be advance vehicles and partner activation vehicles ahead of the convoy.
This is a fabulous once in a lifetime happening right here in our town.
The Torch will be carried from Lewisham to Wandsworth.. After coming up Bromley Road from Lewisham, the torch will go through Bromley High Street and then using back streets arrive at Beckenham via Wickham Road. The procession then joins Beckenham High Street and follows on its way through Beckenham Road to Penge High Street. It will then parade through Crystal Palace Park and round the stadium, before heading out at the top of the hill and along Church Road into Croydon.
It will be carried by 29 runners, click the link to find out their stories and why they were chosen – TORCHBEARERS
JUST LOOK WHAT’S HAPPENING IN BECKENHAM HIGH STREET
Beckenham Toys – Face painting, cupcakes and giant bubble toy.
Caffe Nero – free coffee and cake samples
Love A Slice – cakes, free samples cakes
Zizzi’s – Tasty food buffet
Odeon cinema and Bricklayers Arms special early opening
Wimpy – Mister Wimpy (man in costume) outside premises
Villager sausages – free samples of cooked sausages
Blockbusters video – free samples popcorn and fizzy drinks
Mr Simms sweetshop – free sweet samples
With lots of music and fun bands to speed them on their way!