Where will Queen Elizabeth’s body lie in state? What time, how can I visit, and how long is the queue?

How long will the queue be?

Waiting times could reach 30 hours, with guidance warning people they will “need to stand for many hours, possibly overnight, with very little opportunity to sit down”.

When visitors reach the back of the queue, they will be given a coloured and numbered wristband. The wristband also allows people to leave the queue for a short period to use a toilet or get refreshments, then return to their place in the queue.

More than 1,000 police officers, stewards and volunteers from the Scouts, Samaritans and St John’s Ambulance will be around to assist the public.

What can I expect from the queue?

The four-and-a-half-mile queue route takes in London Bridge, Southwark and Waterloo before finishing at Westminster.

The furthest back it will go is Southwark Park, although this is subject to change and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) will update people via Twitter about where the back of the queue is.

Along the way, the British Film Institute (BFI) will have an outdoor screen showing archive footage of the Queen and from her reign.