The Olympic torch reaches new heights in sunny London

After more than 60 days touring Britain, the Olympic torch finally hit London on Saturday.

To celebrate the arrival, the flame reached new heights as it was held aloft on the London Eye.

Amelia Hempleman-Adams took the flame on a trip on the giant wheel on the south side of the River Thames on Sunday, riding atop one of the Eye's viewing capsules as it slowing rotated.

The explorer, who was the youngest person to ski to the South Pole last year, described holding the torch as a "once in a lifetime" opportunity."

Other torchbearers included singer Paloma Faith, heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis and footballer Farice Muamba, who who suffered a cardiac arrest in March.