The Londoners’ reporters camped with crowds in Parliament Square last night, and reported on last evening’s events and the lively atmosphere.
Georgina Findlay, Lucy Paine and Olivia Bothamley-Dakin reported from Parliament Square from 10pm.
There were already hundreds gathering at Parliament Square and setting up camp by the time our team arrived.
Olivia started our TikTok stream just before 11pm.
Georgina said the public were making the most of the occasion to make new friends.
The Queen’s funeral has brought people together from all corners of the UK.
More than 4billion people around the world are predicted to watch the televised broadcast and our reporters met those who wanted to be part of this historic event.
Lucy Paine said the police were moving people along, as the roads around the Square were starting to clog up at 3:20pm.
Overnight, a group of soldiers marched past the crowd.
By nearly half past four, crowds were still growing and excitement was starting to build before sunrise.
Without any sleep but still in good spirits, Olivia reported early this morning that the kindness of strangers was very apparent.
Members of the public shared stories with our team over coffees and breakfast.
As the sun rose, those who braved the cold night out on the Square awoke to classical music.
As the public viewing areas become full, our reporters are standing alongside the public in anticipation of the funeral procession.