The Olympic flame has arrived in the host city into the Tower of London from a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter at the fitting time of 20:12 BST.
“Dame Kelly Holmes – who won the 800m and 1500m gold medals in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games – became the capital’s first torchbearer as she carried the flame on to the ramparts of the Tower.
She handed the flame to Abul Kasam, 30, who was selected as a torchbearer for his voluntary work in the borough of Tower Hamlets, and who carried the flame into a reception for invited guests at the Jewel House. ” BBC reported.
Let the countdown begin.