Olympic Torch travels through Hampton Court Maze

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.

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Olympic Torch last leg complete

On the final day of the Olympic Torch relay, the flame visited Hampton Court Palace and travelled on the royal rowbarge Gloriana. It will then be kept at City Hall before its appearance at the opening ceremony, completing its 8,000 mile journey.