The Olympic torch relay began its first full day in London on Saturday, marking the start of the final week-long countdown to the opening of the 2012 Games.
The Olympic torch is set to make a dramatic entry to London Friday, descending via a 180-foot line from a helicopter to the historic Tower of London.
Queen Elizabeth II welcomes the Olympic torch to Windsor Castle, as it makes its way around the UK.
CNN's Max Foster takes a look back at the 60-year reign of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.
CNN's Phil Han went to the Regents Canal as revelers took to the waters for their version of the jubilee river pageant.
Dragon boats, a floating belfry and the royal barge are among more than 1,000 vessels preparing to transform London's River Thames into a spectacular floating tribute to the 60-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 86th birthday Saturday privately at Windsor Castle, a palace spokesman said.
In honor of the royal wedding, sample a special gin drink made with the bride and groom-to-be in mind
OWN debuted on New Year's Day - and has promising shows to keep an eye on
Last summer, Phil Packer was told he would probably never walk again. On Saturday, he plans to finish the London Marathon.
For the tourists flocking to London there's no shortage of famous sights at which to aim their cameras....
CNN's Robin Oakley celebrates an annniversary for London's most famous landmark.
With a wildly popular $100 million eco-education theme park, and citizens who self-inflict carbon-emissions caps, Britain aims to show the world how green living is done
From the Tower of London to Paris' Eiffel Tower, historic landmarks and one-of-a-kind attractions have long lured travelers to the world's great cities.
The Tower of London, home to Britain's Crown Jewels, has decided to keep its ravens indoors to protect them from the threat of bird flu.
The Last Post, one of the most traditional military sounds, is going high-tech with a press-of-the-button electronic version of the bugle to play the stirring ceremonial call.