Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay 2022

Queen's Baton Relay Hemel Hempstead promotional posterOn Friday 8 July 2022 we will be welcoming the Queen’s Baton Relay to Hemel Hempstead.

The Queen’s Baton Relay - which started on 21 October 2021 and travels across the Commonwealth, visiting all 72 nations and territories - will finish in the host city of Birmingham, where it will take a central role in the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, on 28 July 2022.


The Queen’s Baton Relay will be arriving in Hemel Hempstead town centre at approximately 6pm. The Baton will start at the Rainbow Stage, before passing through the Water Gardens and Old Town, arriving in Gadebridge Park at around 6.30pm.

You will be able to watch and cheer on the Queen’s Baton Relay at various points along the route.

Route timetable

Queen's Baton Relay route event timetable
Time  Event 
6pm Queen’s Baton Relay welcomed at the Rainbow Stage, Hemel Hempstead town centre
6.05pm to 6.30pm Queen’s Baton Relay passes through Hemel Hempstead:
  • Water Gardens
  • Old Town
  • Gadebridge Park 
6.30pm to 7.30pm Queen’s Baton Relay finishes in Gadebridge Park and joins in the celebrations
7pm Queen's Baton Relay departs Hemel Hempstead for the next stage of its journey

Route map

Queens Baton Relay route map. The baton will leave the Rainbow Stage in Hemel town centre at 6pm, before travelling along Waterhouse Street, Marlowes, the Old Town High Street and into Gadebridge Park at 6.30pm

You can also view the route map here:  Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay route map (PDF 115KB).

Wellness festival

To celebrate the Queen’s Baton Relay coming to Hemel, we will be holding a wellness festival in Gadebridge Park between 3.30pm and 7.30pm. There will be demonstrations from local sports groups, the opportunity to try out various free sports and wellbeing activities and entertainment for the younger members of the family.

There will be a range of food stalls in the park to grab a snack or some refreshments to keep you energised.

Festival timetable

Queen's Baton Relay wellness festival events timetable
Time Event 
3.30pm to 7.30pm Demonstrations from local sports groups
Mindfulness sessions
Yoga sessions
Try a range of sports activities, including tennis and sessions with Everyone Active and Viking Fitness
Children's entertainment and activities including arts and crafts, face painting, bubble fun and a circus workshop. 

More information

We will update this page as more details are confirmed. For more information about the Queen’s Baton Relay, visit the Birmingham 2022 website.