THE OLYMPIC torch will arrive in Ealing on Tuesday, July 24 taking in the sights of Northala Fields, travelling through the heart of Southall and into Ealing Broadway before ending in Walpole Park.
It will arrive in Ealing around 5pm on day 67 of the 70 day route travelling around Great Britain before arriving at the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London for the opening ceremony on July 27.
Ealing will be one of only six boroughs in the captial which will host the torch for an overnight stop-off.
The Olympic flame will be carried by volunteers in the picturesque Northala Fields, Northolt arriving from Denham.
It will then head south along Kensington Road into Lady Margaret Road before hitting Southall High Street where it will head east along Uxbridge Road to Ealing Broadway.
In Ealing town centre it will turn right into Ealing High Street, pass the historic Ealing Studios in Ealing Green and continue down St Mary's Road. Bearing right into Church Lane and Culmington Road past Lammas Park, torchbearers will be greeted by crowds in Walpole Park, where an evening party will be held for its overnight stay in the borough.
The torch will be taken to Harrow the following morning where it will head north to Haringey.
Ealing Council leader Julian Bell was joined today (19) by students from Belvue and Northolt High schools in Northala Fields to celebrate the announcement.
He said: "This is a once in a life-time opportunity and I hope Ealing residents will be inspired by the Olympics and will line the streets to cheer on the Olympic flame as it travels through our borough.
"It is fantastic that our young people today are showing their support for such a momentous occasion."
Finer details on the party plan and how to purchase tickets will be announced shortly. Residents can keep updated by registering on the council's website www.ealing.gov.uk/register.