Olympic flame marks 78 days to go before superyachts head to London

Superyacht, London Bridge
Benjamin Sutton
London 2012 Olympic Games - The traditional ceremony to light the Olympic flame took place today at the ancient site of Olympia in Greece, signalling the final countdown to the start of the Games in London. In a break with tradition, London is getting set to welcome superyachts, never seen before in the UK capital, keen not to be left out of the action.

The Olympic flame will begin its 78-day journey towards London this morning, making a 10,000 mile trip. It will be carried by 8,000 torchbearers, arriving in Stratford, East London, on July 27. The first torchbearer will be Spyros Gianniotis, the British-born Greek 10km swimming world champion.

From July, Royal Docks 2012 are offering a limited number of exclusive superyacht berths to provide a totally unique Olympic experience. The facility is positioned just minutes from London City airport and the city’s sporting venues. In partnership with MGMTyacht, Royal Docks 2012 will be providing a full dedicated bespoke concierge service too. Whatever you could possible want, Royal Docks' concierge service has it covered.

Superyachts wanting to come to London this summer must hurry as berths are being booked up fast. To find out more and reserve your spot this summer click here.

Benjamin Sutton, Director of Commuications at MGMTyacht said: 'With only 78 days to go till the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ kicks off, more and more superyachts are being confirmed as coming to London this summer. This is hugely exciting. For the first time in history, London will be the top destination for superyachts this year.