Visitors to the TOWER of London stormed in large numbers the flames that ignited the 100th anniversary of World War I, with queues of up to two hours.
The 10,000 torches have been exhibited in the dry trench since Monday.
An influx of people on Friday night, however, caused long queues and traffic problems, as a lane outside the fortress was closed to the safety of pedestrians.
A Twitter user described how a guard tried to push queues back. He said, "The road is not part of the queue, you are on the road."
Emma added, "Most terrible organization of the snake off-field, but she was the clear voice of a no-nonsense attitude to people's queues."
Another disappointed visitor said that "she could only get a look from Tower Bridge, as she could not use the two-hour queue to get to the lower level."
Transport for London was forced to issue a travel warning at 6.30pm for traffic jams leading to East London.
But some did not disturb the wait.
Matthew George tweeted: "Thousands of people are standing on a Friday night for up to an hour in stormy rain for Beyond The Deepening Shadow in the Tower of London.
"A mass act of commemoration for those who died in the war, who should end all wars."
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The Tower of London posted on Twitter yesterday: "#TowerRemembers have found an incredible public reaction.
"Our team works hard to ensure everyone can safely view the installation. Expect large queues, please.
"We recommend those who plan to arrive after 7.30pm to see the installation from Tower Hill. #TowerRemembers will close at 9pm. "
The light ceremony will be broadcast live on Facebook on November 11 at 17:00.