Baroness Thatcher was honoured with a ceremonial funeral at St Paul's Cathedral in the presence of the Queen and dignitaries.
If there were protests, they certainly did not disrupt Baroness Thatcher's funeral nor sully what was indisputably a dignified farewell.
Margaret Thatcher attended a Grantham grammar school, it is said the school inspired her career.
Lady Thatcher's 19-year-old granddaughter Amanda gave the first reading in the ceremony, from St Paul's letter to the Ephesians VI, 10-18.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has been seen wiping away tears during Margaret Thatcher's funeral.
The Bishop of London told an anecdote from Baroness Thatcher's time as prime minister and George Osborne was seen shedding a tear before wiping it away and laughing with David Cameron and the rest of the congregation.
The Bishop of London stepped aside from the political controversy surrounding Baroness Thatcher the politician as he delivered the address at her funeral service in St Paul's.
The Right Reverend Richard Chartres said: "After the storm of a life led in the heat of political controversy, there is a great calm.
"The storm of conflicting opinions centres on the Mrs Thatcher who became a symbolic figure - even an ism.
"Today the remains of the real Margaret Hilda Thatcher are here at her funeral service."
"Lying here, she is one of us, subject to the common destiny of all human beings."
He added: "There is an important place for debating policies and legacy; for assessing the impact of political decisions on the everyday lives of individuals and communities.
"Parliament held a frank debate last week - but here and today is neither the time nor the place."
30 year old Sergeant Jason Buffham from the 4th Regiment Royal Artillery regiment in Grantham was one of the pall bearers at Lady Thatcher's funeral.