The brief of the directors of the show was 'celebration' and it did exactly that with 3,500 performers. The big draw of the night was the Spice Girls, reuniting to celebrate the Olympics, performing from atop London's iconic taxis.
Among other stars who got the stadium into foot tapping mood were George Michael, Tinie Tempah, Brian May, Annie Lennox, the Pet Shop Boys, Jessie J and Kate Bushre.
And in between there were the ceremonies too. The speeches, the ceremonial handing of the flag to the city of Rio De Janeiro which will host the next Olympics in 2016. Rio gave a glimpse of what to expect with an eight-minute presentation.
In the end, the Olympic flame was doused out bringing a hush in the stadium. But the party was not over. London celebrated late into the night.
In Image: Fireworks light up the Olympic Stadium marking the end of the the closing ceremony