A CELEBRATION will be held to mark the Olympic Torch passing through Hammersmith and Fulham on its tour of the country on July 26.
The torch is on an 8,000 mile 70-day journey across the UK as it makes it way to the Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremony of the London Games on July 27.
But it will take a tour of the borough a day before its final stop in Stratford and the start of the sporting extravaganza with details about its official route being released by organisers.
It will be carried by 16 people including borough Brownie stalwart and community volunteer with St John's Ambulance and St Peter's Church Bridget Stevenson, 67, and gay rights campaigner Chris Basiurski, 33, both of Shepherd's Bush.
Other nominated torchbearers from outside the borough will include 14-year-old cancer fundraiser Felix Allocca, of south London.
After taking in neighbouring Kensington and Chelsea it will enter H&F at around 1pm when it travels along Fulham Road and through the town centre before heading up North End Road, turning right into Hammersmith Road and dipping back into K&C.
It will re-enter the borough from Holland Park Avenue before travelling around Shepherd's Bush Green and to the site of the 1908 Olympic Games marathon finish line before heading to home of QPR Loftus Road before heading towards central London.
Road restrictions will be in place and the journey through the borough is expected to last up to three hours.
To mark the historic event, H&F Council is putting on a free celebration in Jerdan Place between 11am and 3pm which will include food and market stalls and musical performances.
Councillor Greg Smith, deputy leader, said: “I am sure that Jerdan Place and the streets of H&F will be lined with hundreds of people to welcome the Olympic Torch.
“The Torch visits the borough just one day before the Games so it will really will kick-off a fantastic few weeks for London.”
For more details visit www.london2012.com/torch-relay/route/