To celebrate, athletes from both the Olympics and Paralympics are set to parade through London later today, to celebrate their achievements. Athletes including Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis, Hannah Cockcroft and Jonnie Peacock will travel between Mansion House and the Queen Victoria memorial on 21 open-top floats. There will then be a flyover down The Mall.
A big screen will be erected at the base of Nelson’s column, showing events with full commentary.
This year’s Paralympics turned into our most successful result ever, as Team GB took home a total of 120 medals, 17 more than GB’s target. Modest organisers called it “the greatest Paralympics ever”.
Last night’s closing ceremony was lead by the band Coldplay, and the organisers of the 2016 Olympics in Rio. The theme was celebrating ancient British festivals, featuring around 1,200 performers on three stages (summer, winter and sundial), as well as performances from popstars Jay-Z and Rihanna.
Each country who took part took home one of the “copper petals” which were put together to form the Olympic flame.
London Mayor Boris Johnson said in a statement, "This summer our great city has hosted an unbelievable spectacle of sport and thousands will want to celebrate the achievements of our athletes by coming to the parade.
"It promises to be an incredible afternoon but I do want to remind people coming that we expect the route to be extremely busy and planning ahead is absolutely crucial if they are going to be able to make the most of their day."