Mansion House, City of, City, London, EC4N 8BH
Dates: 10th September 2012
The sporting heroes and medal winners of the recent London Olympics and Paralympics will parade through the streets of London in Our Greatest Team Parade in which athletes travel on floats from Mansion House to Trafalgar Square. The parade, which gives medal winners such as Sir Chris Hoy, Bradley Wiggins, Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis the chance to show off their silverware, is expected to take up to 13 minutes to pass any given point. It's also a chance to honour the athletes in recognition of their sporting success with around 800 competitors travelling on 21 floats, organised by sport. Setting out from Mansion House in the City at 1.30pm, 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 where a big screen will show the parade. A parade route map is available on the Mayor of London Presents website. Taking the Admiralty Arch exit from Trafalgar Square, this area, along The Mall to the Queen Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace, will be ticketed, reserved for 14,000 volunteers and people who have made an invaluable contribution to the Games. There will be road closures around the route which is expected to be very busy. After the parade, both Team GB and Paralympics GB will be received by David Cameron.
The Parade Route
From Mansion House to Trafalgar Square
- 1.30pm - Mansion House, City of London
- Queen Victoria Street
- Cannon Street
- St Paul's Cathedral
- Ludgate Hill
- Fleet Street
- The Strand
- Trafalgar Square
Once past Trafalgar Square the Parade will enter Admiralty Arch and The Mall for the final stretch, ending at the Queen Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace. This area will be reserved for 14,000 lucky ticket holders who have made an invaluable contribution to the Games.