Torch lessons for 2012 Olympic security
Thirty-seven arrests were made after clashes between pro-Tibet protesters and police, and repeated attempts were made to breach the security cordon.
Now Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur, who heads up London's Olympic security directorate, has said that "a formal debrief" is to be held around the days events.
"Could the route have been shortened? This is one of the issues I am reflecting on," he told the BBC at a World Sports Law Report event in London.
"Our tactical plan worked. It was to protect the torch and bearer and to make sure it went through the route. It did, and on time.
Police had a priority to protect the safety of those and to ensure that there were no serious injuries, he said.
"We allowed peaceful protest as much as we could under the circumstances.