Leicester City victory parade: More than 240,000 fans turn out to celebrate club's Premier League triumph

Shops were closed as thousands turned out for celebrations Credit: Pool

More than 240,000 fans have celebrated Leicester's Premier League triumph during an open-top bus victory parade throughout the city on Monday.

With 140,000 fans lining the streets, thousands of others waited for hours in anticipation of the grand finale at Victoria Park.

As rock band Kasabian took to the stage for a live set, the celebrations began to feel "a little like Glastonbury", ITV News Correspondent Ian Payne reports.

The Foxes won the championship after being 5000-1 outsiders at the start of the season, and narrowly avoiding relegation at the end of the last campaign.

Thousands of jubilant fans lined the streets as buses drove the players around the city.

The team will take to the stage later at Victoria Park in Leicester Credit: Pool
The squad set off from a packed Jubilee Square with the trophy Credit: PA
Leicester fans celebrate in Victoria Park ahead of the open-top bus parade Credit: PA
  • "It is carnage"

Jamie Vardy described the scenes as 'carnage' and 'brilliant' Credit: Pool

Top goalscorer Jamie Vardy described the scenes as "carnage" and "brilliant"

"We're just enjoying all the fun with the trophy", adding that winning the league still hadn't sunk in.

  • "Keep dreaming"

Claudio Ranieri said he thought the "whole city" was at the celebrations, adding that it made him "very happy".

Later, when asked about the prospect of his team's first ever Champions League campaign next season, he told the crowd: "Yes. Keep dreaming, keep dreaming.

"Don't wake up".