London fell silent today to honour those who died in war. A two-minute silence took place across the country at 11am, including at King's Cross.

It is now 100 years since the first two-minute silence was observed on Armistice Day, November 11 1919.

The Royal British Legion asked that people pause by muting their telephones, closing laptops, switching off television sets "for just two minutes and pay your respects to our Armed Forces community, past and present".

It is a time to honour those "who serve to defend our freedoms and way of life", said the RBL.