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Londoners are gearing up to receive the Olympic Flame, which is heading to the capital on Saturday. Almost 1,000 people will carry the relay torch around 200 miles of the capital’s streets before its final journey down the River Thames on Her Majesty The Queen’s Rowbarge, Gloriana. The Flame will travel by foot, boat, bus and bike when it visits all 33 London boroughs, reaching the Olympic Stadium in time for Opening Ceremony on Friday 27 July. Highlights of the Flame’s London odyssey include a trip to Centre Court at Wimbledon, a capsule at the top of the London Eye, the world’s oldest hedge maze at Hampton Court Palace and a stately visit to Downing Street.