Tony Benn's coffin arrived in Westminster tonight as he made his final visit to Parliament.
The former Labour cabinet minister's body lay in rest in Parliament's Chapel of St Mary Undercroft, as family gathered round for a private ceremony to mark his death.
His children Stephen, Hilary, Melissa and Joshua were among around 30 close relatives who attended the service conducted by the Speaker of the House of Commons' Chaplain Rose Hudson-Wilkin in the crypt chapel.
The chapel has been also been briefly opened up to MPs, peers and passholders to allow them to pay their respects ahead of tomorrow's funeral.
Mr Benn's funeral will take place tomorrow at 11am opposite parliament at St Margaret's Church after his coffin is taken by hearse from the gates of New Palace Yard, with family members following on foot.
A memorial meeting will be held later in the year.
A tribute to Labour politician Tony Benn will be held in the Commons today.
The former Chesterfield MP died at home last week aged 88. The Commons speaker has also asked the Queen if his body can rest in the parliamentary chapel overnight before his funeral.
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Education Secretary Michael Gove has paid tribute to former Chesterfield MP Tony Benn, describing him as a "spellbinding" speaker with a "luminously generous" personality.
During a visit to schools in the East Midlands, Mr Gove told ITV News Central that Benn had made politics a "noble calling".
David Cameron has said Tony Benn's death is a "sad day for British politics" and described the former MP as "an extraordinary man, a great writer and a brilliant speaker".
Voted several times the 'most popular politician in Britain,' Labour stalwart Tony Benn continued campaigning and making speeches well into his 80s.
Political Correspondent Romilly Weeks looks back at his life in politics:
Labour leader Ed Miliband paid tribute to an "iconic figure of our age" Tony Benn.He said: "He will be remembered as a champion of the powerless, a great parliamentarian and a conviction politician.
"Tony Benn spoke his mind and spoke up for his values. Whether you agreed with him or disagreed with him, everyone knew where he stood and what he stood for.
"For someone of such strong views, often at odds with his party, he won respect from across the political spectrum."
He went on: "This was because of his unshakeable beliefs and his abiding determination that power and the powerful should be held to account.
"He believed in movements and mobilised people behind him for the causes he cared about, often unfashionable ones. In a world of politics that is often too small, he thought big about our country and our world.
"Above all, as I had cause to know, he was an incredibly kind man. I did work experience with him at the age of 16. I may have been just a teenager but he treated me as an equal. It was the nature of the man and the principle of his politics."
Prime Minister David Cameron has paid tribute to veteran Labour politician and former Chesterfield MP Tony Benn.
Tony Benn was a magnificent writer, speaker and campaigner. There was never a dull moment listening to him, even if you disagreed with him.