The grief over Nelson Mandela's death continues to reverberate in the UK, even as mourners in South Africa spent a second night on the streets to pay tribute to their beloved leader.
Crowds gathered in London last night to pay their respects to the anti-apartheid icon, who died at his home in Johannesburg on Thursday evening.
A service took place at St Paul's Cathedral, while hundreds of people gathered in vigil outside South Africa House in Trafalgar Square, which once played host to demonstrations against apartheid.
A minute's applause in honour of Mr Mandela will be held before Premier League football matches this weekend, while the Scottish Professional Football League and the Football League have also encouraged that similar tributes take place.
In Trafalgar Square last night crowds chanted "viva Madiba" and sang Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika, the anthem of the African National Congress which became South Africa's national song in 1994.
Former members of the Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM) spoke of their grief at his death and their relief that he was at peace after a long illness.
Suresh Kamath, the AAM vice chairman who organised momentous Mandela tribute concerts at Wembley in 1988 and 1990, said the building had once symbolised "everything we fought against".
He said: "He was an iconic figure to me, someone I looked up to when I was a teenager - someone who said to the world that we can overcome the most appalling oppression if we are prepared to work together.
"He was someone who overcame great adversity for the service of his people, and who said to us that people of different nations, of different backgrounds, can work together."
Lela Kagbara, secretary of the Southwark AAM from 1986-94, said: "He was a symbol of the struggle, a focus for anger in a way. We didn't necessarily think that we would win in getting him out, but it was just something we had to do.
"While I was devastated, I was relieved for his sake, because he was suffering, and I'm afraid for what's going to happen next.
"There's been a lot of progress in South Africa but there's a lot left to do, and I'm just hoping that people have the faith that it is possible through peaceful means to get somewhere."
Jerry Dammers, the founder of The Specials and writer of Free Nelson Mandela, urged people to honour Mr Mandela's legacy by doing the work he started.
He said: "'The best way we can remember him and politicians can remember him - the best tribute they could pay to him - would be to listen to what he said and act on what he said."
He cited a speech at Trafalgar Square in 2005 where Mr Mandela called on the world to abolish "the prison of poverty" by ending African debt and establishing fair trade.
Candles and flowers were laid at the entrance to the South African High Commission yesterday beneath a South African flag and a sign reading: "Thank you Nelson Mandela."
Long queues formed outside as people patiently waited to write in a book of condolence set up there.
Prime Minister David Cameron was the first to leave a dedication, writing: "Your cause of fighting for freedom and against discrimination, your struggle for justice, your triumph against adversity - these things will inspire generations to come.
"And through all of this, your generosity, compassion and profound sense of forgiveness have given us all lessons to learn and live by."
The book will be available to sign between 9am and 2.30pm this weekend, the BBC said, but the commission will reopen on Monday morning.
Across the UK national flags are being flown at half mast.
Politicians, celebrities and the public across the globe yesterday spoke with reverence of their memories of Mr Mandela and in recognition of his work in defeating racism.
In the UK, the Queen led the tributes to South Africa's first black president after visiting a plaque commemorating Mr Mandela's 1996 visit to Parliament.
"The Queen was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Nelson Mandela last night," a statement from Buckingham Palace read.
"He worked tirelessly for the good of his country, and his legacy is the peaceful South Africa we see today."
The Prince of Wales described the Nobel Peace Prize winner as "the embodiment of courage and reconciliation".
Westminster Abbey will hold a national service of thanksgiving for the life of Mr Mandela after the state funeral in South Africa on December 15, and parliament will hold a special ceremony to commemorate his life.
A book of condolence has been opened in St Margaret's Church at the abbey.