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Olympic flame arrives in London by helicopter

London SE1 website team

Hundreds of people lined Tower Bridge and the Queen's Walk on Friday evening to watch the Olympic flame arrive at the Tower of London by helicopter.

Olympic flame arrives in London by helicopter
The Olympic flame arrives at the Tower of London (Photo: Jo Dubiel)
Olympic flame arrives in London by helicopter
In this close-up the lantern carrying the flame is clearly visible. (Photo: Jo Dubiel)

A Royal Marine descended from a Sea King helicopter carrying the flame in a lantern before it was taken to the Tower of London for overnight secure storage.

Between now and the Olympic opening ceremony the flame will visit every London borough.

The Olympic torch relay comes to Southwark on Thursday morning and the flame will again be seen on the Thames next Friday when it will be brought to Tower Bridge and City Hall.

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