10 September 2012
Last updated at 17:46
Wearing a collection of imitation gold medals, this fan was suitably dressed as she cheered on GB Olympic and Paralympic athletes as they travelled on 21 floats from Guildhall, in the City of London, to The Mall.
The Games Makers have been praised for helping to make the Games a huge success. Although not on duty, this group took the opportunity to don their uniforms once again and put up flags along the parade route near St Paul's Cathedral.
Michael Burn wore Olympic-themed glasses and a union jack suit to watch the spectacle in Trafalgar Square where thousands of people have gathered to welcome the stars of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Jess Ennis, Team GB's "poster girl" for the London Olympics, drew huge cheers as her float passed the Law Courts.
A now familiar pose for Mo Farah, who won the 5,000m and 10,000m events. He was one of five Britons to win two golds at the London Olympics.
Jonathan (left) and Alistair Brownlee showed off the bronze and gold medals they won in a thrilling triathlon in Hyde Park.
Quadruple gold medal winning Paralympian David Weir took the applause from crowds who lined the streets on which he won his final gold medal in the wheelchair marathon on Sunday.
The Savoy wouldn't normally see this size of crowd outside but every inch of pavement space along the parade route was at a premium with one estimate of the crowd number being put at one million people.
Stephanie Millward proudly displayed her haul of medals won in Paralympic swimming events.
Throwing caution to the wind, these office workers took full advantage of the spectacle passing by their windows .
We're watching them and they're watching us. Tom Daley, who won a bronze medal in the 10m platform diving event, and other athletes captured their own moments during the parade.
Every window along the route was turned into a vantage point so people could pay homage to their sporting heroes.
Four London 2012 Olympic gold medals - that's quite a weight for Paralympic cyclist Sarah Storey to have round her neck.
Thousands of people packed into and around Trafalgar Square to cheer on the athletes as they passed by en route to The Mall for a celebration outside the gates of Buckingham Palace.
More than 700 athletes were carried on open-top floats, grouped in alphabetical order by their sport.
The Red Arrows provided a fitting end to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games by leaving their trademark red, white and blue vapour trail over the skies of London during a flypast.