Patriots arrive in London

Wes Welker, Tom Brady and the Patriots landed in London early this morning. Darren McCollester/Getty Images/Virgin Atlantic

LONDON -- The Patriots touched down at London's Heathrow Airport around 7:15 a.m. local time (2:15 a.m. ET) on Friday.

Head coach Bill Belichick previously said that Friday will serve as an acclimation day for players. The team held three practices at team headquarters this week before traveling to London on Thursday evening.

London is currently a five-hour time difference from the Eastern time zone.

Belichick, quarterback Tom Brady and a few other players -- a group including punter Zoltan Mesko and offensive lineman Sebastian Vollmer -- are scheduled to meet the press at the team hotel around 9 a.m. local time (4 a.m. ET).

We'll be there.