Thousands of people descended on Camden this morning as the Olympic flame swept through the borough on the torch relay’s penultimate day.

Rugby World Cup winning coach and Team GB’s deputy chef de mission Sir Clive Woodward was on hand to light the torch outside the Roundhouse as crowds flooded to Chalk Farm Road to watch the procession.

Families lined the streets – sometimes five people deep – to catch a glimpse of the torch as it meandered through Chalk Farm to Camden Lock.

Some in the crowd climbed fences while others perched on balconies to get a better view of the torch.

Little Britain comedian and charity fundraiser David Walliams carried the flame outside Islington Town Hall before it made its way into the City of London appearing at St Paul's Cathedral.

David Walliams passes the Olympic Flame to Torchbearer Philip Packer on the Torch Relay leg between Islington and and The City of London Credit: LOCOG
Torchbearer John Elbrow holds the Olympic Flame at St Paul's Cathedral Credit: LOCOG

Paralympian basketball star, Ade Adepitan crossed London's Millennium Bridge with the Olympic torch Thursday to enthusiastic applause and cheers from hundreds of fans