On 28 August, the day before the Opening Ceremony, four flames from London, Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh will be united to form the Paralympic Flame. The Flame will then be carried 87 miles by 580 inspirational Torchbearers, working in teams of five, on a 24-hour Relay from Stoke Mandeville in Buckinghamshire to London.
On the Athletics track there will be the highly anticipated 100m battle between Oscar Pistorius and Jonnie Peacock, as well as the wheelchair racing rivalries between David Weir, Marcel Hug and Kurt Fearnley.
In the pool, Ellie Simmonds will take on Mirjam de Koning-Peper as she aims to repeat her success in Beijing 2008, while Natalie du Toit is aiming for a record seven gold medal haul.
Athletes widely considered to be the best in their sport, such as Australia's Wheelchair Rugby player Ryley Batt, Canada's Wheelchair Basketball star Patrick Anderson and Wheelchair Tennis player Esther Vergeer from Holland, will also be aiming for gold.
Good ticket availability
Tickets are still available for lots of Paralympic events, including for both Ceremonies, Athletics in the Olympic Stadium and Swimming in the Aquatics Centre.
Prices for some events start at just £10 (£5 for young people and seniors), while day pass tickets exclusive to the Paralympic Games offer spectators a chance to see up to five sports in the Olympic Park or ExCeL on just one £10 ticket. View current ticket availability