Brixton goes wild for the Olympic Torch Relay – full photo report

There was a real carnival atmosphere in Brixton this lunchtime as massive crowds came out to greet the Olympic torch on its route to Wembley before the start of the Olympic Games 2012.

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012

Huge crowds lined long stretches of Coldharbour Lane.

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012

Local business Ms Cupcake handed out free cakes as we waited for the Olympic procession.

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012

The first Olympic-type person spotted!

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012

Looking towards Loughborough Junction.

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012

This cheeky fella rode ahead of the official procession and gleefully milked the applause.

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012

The Prince Albert crowd were magnificent: loudly cheering the real Olympic stuff as it went by, and loudly booing the corporate sponsor bollocks.

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012

There was a fair bit of mayhem going down on Coldharbour Lane with a P5 bus getting caught up in the procession.

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012

And here comes the start of the Olympic procession!

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012

Coca Cola promo lorry squeezing past the stranded P5 bus.

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012

And here’s the Olympic torch! You had to be quick to catch a glimpse of the thing.

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012

The torch heads up Coldharbour Lane.

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012

Looking down from the roof of the Prince of Wales.

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012

Olympic torches galore in the support bus.

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012

There were massive crowds by Windrush Square, with the road junction completely blocked. I don’t think Brixton’s seen a street party so big since the 1998 Reclaim The Streets event.

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012

It was real family event and the atmosphere was fantastic.

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012

Windrush Square.

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012

Olympic legend Ed Moses was in Windrush Square.

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012

Official protester.

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012

The Olympic torch comes to Brixton, Thursday, 26th July 2012