Celebrate London 2012 and follow today’s parade, as Britain’s Olympians and Paralympians take to the streets of the capital
With international superstars, such as Jay-Z, Rhianna and Coldplay, performing at yesterday’s Paralympic Closing Ceremony, it seems fitting that the true stars of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will take centre stage in today’s parade around London.
All of Britain’s athletes, from poster girl, Jessica Ennis to the triumphant Jonnie Peacock, are set to to celebrate their success with a victory parade, which begins at 13:30pm. More than 90% of Britain’s medal-winners from the Olympics and Paralympics are due to appear on 21 open-top floats, grouped in alphabetical order by their sport.
The victory parade will begin at Mansion House before passing such familiar landmarks as St. Paul’s Cathedral, Trafalgar Square and the Queen Victoria Memorial Fountain at Buckingham Palace.
The celebrations include a flypast over The Mall, led by the British Airways plane that brought the Olympic flame to the UK and also featuring the Red Arrows.