In Liverpool, the city council made the decision not to show the funeral on the big screen in the town centre in Clayton Square.
– Liverpool City Council spokesperson
We considered the potential issues and the decision was made not to screen the funeral.
News from Nowhere, a radical and community bookshop in Liverpool, has sold party packs to celebrate Thatcher's funeral.
The packs contained black balloons and party poppers with the politician's face on bearing the logo: "Still Hate Thatcher".
– Julie Callaghan, News from Nowhere
We only had about four or five boxes but we sold out in two days. We thought we would get them because there is such a lot of anti-Thatcher sentiment in the city. The people here just don't identify with the reverence that's going on because she did divide a lot of communities and we are just kind of showing the other side of that.
Ms Callaghan added that T-shirts and mugs bearing the slogan "I wanted to go to Margaret Thatcher's state funeral years ago" had been selling well "even before she died".