Olympic Torch Relay on the Thames
After 69 days travelling round the UK, the Olympic Torch Relay culminated with a final leg from Hampton Court to Tower Bridge on-board the royal barge, Gloriana. The Port of London Authority (PLA) accompanied Gloriana and a small flotilla of rowed boats on the tidal stretch of the route from Teddington Lock to Tower. Safely delivered, and after two weeks of naval vessels, cruise ships, sailing boats and super yachts arriving in London ahead of the Games, the scene was set for the opening ceremony.
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