THE LAST medals of the Games may have been awarded but the celebrations are far from over, with today’s official Our Greatest Team Parade giving Londoners the chance to catch a glimpse of Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic stars.
At least 700 athletes from Team GB and Paralympics GB will travel on 21 floats from the City down to Buckingham Palace, with the parade starting at 1.30pm at The Mansion House next to Bank station.
The majority of Britain’s gold medal winners are expected to go along for the ride and officials are warning that the event will be packed, with hundreds of thousands lining the streets. However, with the floats travelling at 2mph and the parade taking almost 15 minutes to pass any one point, turning up is bound to get you a view of a medallist.
The procession will crawl from the top of Queen Victoria Street and past St Paul’s to Trafalgar Square, finishing off by travelling along the Mall to arrive at the palace.
Olympic champions Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis and Laura Trott have all been confirmed as attendees, with Team GB’s athletics squad leading the parade and the competitors lining up in alphabetical order according to their discipline.
The end of the parade will be marked at 3.41pm with a Red Arrows fly-past over London.