Olympic torch in Kingston
The Olympic torch is set to head through Kingston on July 24 – day 67 of its 8000-mile journey – starting in Chessington at 8.22am
Just a few days before the Olympics Opening Ceremony, the torch relay will be passing through the Royal Borough of Kingston.
Starting its journey from the Hook Centre in Chessington at 8.22am, the torch will take the following route:
- Northbound along the Hook Road (A243), over the A3, to Surbiton and Upper Brighton Road
- Right into Victoria Road
- Left at the roundabout outside Surbiton train station and then along Claremont Road, Surbiton Crescent, going on to Penrhyn Road
- Past Kingston University, Surrey County Hall and Kingston College
- Left at College Roundabout, onto the Kingston Hall Road and then on to the High Street past the Rose Theatre and Kingston Guildhall
- It then turns left onto Kingston Market Place, goes past All Saints Church and turns right into the pedestrianised section of Clarence Street.
- It joins the one-way system and heads out of Kingston town centre under the railway bridge
- Left and northbound along the Richmond Road
The torch then exits the borough at 9.45am, near to the junction with Tudor Drive and Ham Parade
There will be a large amount of disruption on the day on all roads on the route.
For more on the torch’s route through Richmond on the same day and through Hampton Court on July 27, visit our sister site the Richmond Magazine.