Queen's Baton Relay in England day eight: London

Key points

  • The Queen's Baton Relay is the main curtain raiser for the Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow between 23 July and 3 August
  • The baton is the Commonwealth Games version of the Olympic torch and carries a sealed, secret message written by the Queen
  • The baton relay journeys around England for 14 days and crosses the border into Scotland on 14 June
  • The Queen's Baton will visit Millennium Bridge, The Tower of London and appear on the National Lottery draw on BBC One at 20:30
  • The celebrations being held on London's Millennium Bridge are the biggest event before the Games themselves
  • Olympic silver medallist Louis Smith MBE will be performing on a high bar over the Thames

Live text


  • Andy Dangerfield 
  • Elaine Okyere 

Last updated 7 June 2014

Updates for this Live Event are currently disabled.