When the Olympics have drawn to a close, Brits will have the chance to catch a glimpse of London 2012 athletes in the flesh as they parade through the capital on an open-topped bus. 900 Olympians and Paralympians will join in the spectacle.

The procession will take place on Monday September 10 and will take the Olympic athletes on a tour from Guildhall through the City, past St Paul’s Cathedral and Trafalgar Square then down The Mall for a triumphant finale in front of Buckingham Palace.

There is a strong possibility that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, who are all Team GB ambassadors, will take part.

Sadly, September 10 has not (yet) been declared a Bank Holiday but Londoners will be able to catch the parade after work. Enormous crowds are expected though, so you’d better start planning your vantage point.

Andy Hunt, chief executive of the British Olympic Association, said: “It would be great to see millions on the streets. The public have been amazing. To celebrate is going to be very, very special. September 10 is going to be a good day.”

Other post-London 2012 excitement to look forward to includes the Olympic closing ceremony, if you can get over the fact that One Direction will headline.

The Olympic closing ceremony is titled ‘A Symphony of British Music’ and will celebrate British music over the last 50 years. Other acts include Take That (maybe without Gary Barlow), The Who, George Michael and, possibly, The Spice Girls.