The Olympic Torch made its way down the Thames today as it heads towards the Olympic Stadium.
One of the rowers is former Olympian James Cracknell, who said he was looking forward to the Games, saying they will be "brilliant", and that people had "no idea what to expect".
The Olympic Torch is travelling down the Thames on the Queen's royal rowbarge the 'Gloriana'. It is leading a mini flotilla of boats from across the UK.
It will arrive at Tower Bridge later today. For more on this story go to ITV London.
The Olympic torch has set off on the Gloriana on the final leg of its 70-day, 8,000-mile journey around the United Kingdom ahead of tonight's opening ceremony.
Nine torchbearers ran in relay through the grounds of Hampton Court this morning, including around its famous hedge maze.
The Olympic torch has set off down the Thames on the Gloriana on the final leg of its 70-day, 8,000 mile journey.
The £1 million Gloriana is being rowed by 16 oarsmen and women and is leading a mini flotilla of boats from across the UK.
Seven young torchbearers on board will carry the flame for approximately eight minutes each as the procession makes its way to Tower Bridge.
Four-time Olympic gold medalist Matthew Pinsent told Sky News today that carrying the Olympic flame on the royal rowbarge Gloriana during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant "has been great".
"It's a very special summer, and for the Gloriana to be part of the Jubilee and then this, is great."
The Olympic Flame takes to the River Thames this morning as part of its final leg.
Daybreak's Nick Dixon speaks to Sylvia Disley, in Hampton Court, who competed in the Games in London in 1948.
The Olympic flame will travel down the River Thames this morning on the royal rowbarge 'Gloriana.'
The team of oarsmen and women who will transport the flame in a cauldron to Tower Bridge include Olympic gold medal winner James Cracknell. Crowds have been gathering from early this morning to watch.
Cracknell won gold at the 200 Olympics in Sydney and the 2004 Olympics in Athens. He told ITV News that today was one of the first days he thought "what if" about his decision to retire from rowing.