Preparations finalised as people sleep in the streets

Last minute preparations are being finalised in preparation for huge crowds who have already begun gathering to watch Margaret Thatcher's funeral in central London.

Some people opted to sleep in the streets to secure early pitches and front row seats for the procession.

Read: The Order of Service for Baroness Thatcher's funeral.

Watch: Margaret Thatcher's funeral route.

Read: Lady Thatcher's funeral details.

Read: Falkland Islanders' tribute to 'the liberator'.

Read: From Clarkson to Bassey - Who was invited to the funeral?

Read: Thatcher's coffin in Parliament.

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Mourners bid Thatcher farewell

Final respects have been paid to Baroness Thatcher as the former prime minister was carried with full military honours to St Paul's Cathedral for her funeral.