Where are the vantage points to see the funeral procession?
Mourners can witness the funeral procession of the late Queen in person at eight special viewing spots.
The ceremonial lookouts on the first part of the route – from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch – are as follows:
- Whitehall (East), Parliament Street (East) and Bridge Street
- Whitehall (West), Parliament Street (West) and Great George Street
- Horse Guards Parade Ground
- Green Park side of The Mall (accessible viewing spots available)
- St James’s Park side of The Mall and Horse Guards Road (accessible viewing areas available)
- Constitution hill
After reaching Wellington Arch, Queen Elizabeth II’s casket will be transferred to the State Hearse to travel to Windsor and be carried along South Carriage Drive, where another vantage point will be along the southern edge of Hyde Park.
The last vantage point for the funeral procession is at the Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens.
Admission to the viewing areas is free, but visitors are reminded that capacity is limited.
View options as the procession heads towards Windsor. go
Her Majesty’s latest journey takes her past Imperial College London, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum before turning over Cromwell Road, onto the A4, A30 and then onto the A308 before turning into The Long Walk.
The route avoids highways so that the public can pay their respects from the side of the road.
Large crowds are expected along this part of the route, with wide verges, good accessibility by metro and road and a good view of the passing procession. People are encouraged to bring their own food and warned that there are no public toilets.
There are official lookout points along The Long Walk, including handicapped areas. These areas will have water facilities, toilets and catering and will have screens so that people gathered there can watch the Westminster Abbey service earlier in the day.
Folding chairs and umbrellas are allowed and people are encouraged to wear warm clothes and sensible footwear. Tents and gazebos are prohibited.
Windsor itself is preparing for an unprecedented influx of people for the funeral, with parking garages already approaching capacity.
How to get to the viewpoints along the funeral procession route
There will be signs and staff at nearby stations – both subway and train – to direct mourners to the special viewing areas.
Officials have warned visitors of large crowds and queues. If the viewing areas are full, visitors are directed to the filming location in Hyde Park.
Where can I watch the funeral service on a big screen?
The funeral will also be broadcast live on big screens in the capital and the rest of the UK so people can follow the event.
People in London can watch the funeral procession at the filming locations in Hyde Park. A number of large screens will be placed over the Parade Ground, Cockpit Lawn and Boathouse Lawn, which will be switched on at 9am.
The filming location shows the State Funeral, the Procession through London, the Procession through Windsor and the Committal Service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Elsewhere in the UK, Hull City Council has confirmed that a 20m screen will be installed on the balcony of Hull Town Hall to allow people to reflect on the late Queen’s reign and pay their respects.
People in Leeds should head to Millennium Square in the city center on Monday to watch the service live, while the funeral will be shown on big screens in Nottinghamshire cinemas.
Other places in the UK where the funeral can be viewed on a big screen include:
- The Long Walk, Windsor
- Holyrood Park, Edinburgh
- Cathedral Square, Sheffield
- University Square, Coventry
- Northernhay Gardens, Exeter
- One Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne
- Cathedral Gardens and Exchange Square, Manchester
In addition, while the majority of UK cinema chains plan to close on Monday, those that remain open have said they will be showing the television service for free.
These include the cinema chains Curzon and The Arc, who also canceled the rest of their programming that day.
Cinema chain Vue has canceled scheduled screenings for the funeral date, but has said it will keep a select few locations open to show the funeral.