Cheerleaders put on a show at a Fan Rally in Trafalgar Square on the eve of the big match between San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos on Sunday
Workers put the finishing touches to a mock-up of the San Francisco Golden Gate bridge outside Wembley
The 49ers acquaint themselves with the hallowed Wembley turf during a practice session on Saturday
London Mayor Boris Johnson met the San Francisco 49ers Goldrush Cheerleaders earlier in the week. The NFL is bringing regular season action to the UK for the fourth consecutive year.
At a 'Football and Football' community event in Tottenham, rookie 49ers guard Mike Lupati looks on as Spurs defender Michael Dawson gets in on the action
Dawson is not the only English sports star getting involved. Ashes-bound England batsman Jonathan Trott is a huge fan of the San Francisco team and is presented with a personalised jersey by punter Andy Lee.
Cornerback Shawntae Spencer takes in a rainswept Tower Bridge as his team prepare for unfamiliar weather conditions. Two of the previous three London NFL regular season games have been played in pouring rain.
Mike Singletary, the 49ers head coach, will be hoping the Wembley fixture can turn his team's fortunes around despite the rainy conditions. San Francisco have lost six of their seven games this season.
After an injury to first-choice quarterback Alex Smith last weekend ruled him out of the game, Singletary confirmed that Troy Smith (L) will start in the position against the Broncos.
Wide receiver Michael Crabtree takes a catch during 49ers practice on Thursday.
49ers guard Tony Wragge (L), tackle Barry Sims and tackle Alex Boone (R) run through a frame as center Eric Heitmann (66) watches on.
While the players trained, the Gold Rush cheerleaders spent time at the Twickenham Stoop teaching Harlequins players how to cheer.
NFL legend Jerry Rice will act as the honorary captain for the 49ers, while John Elway will do the job for the Broncos.
Broncos coach Josh McDaniels spoke to the media at the Oval. Denver did not arrive in London until Friday, leaving little time to acclimatise to their new surroundings.
The Oval looks unfamiliar as it is transformed into an American Football training field.
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