A minute’s silence was held at 11am on Monday, as firefighters, politicians and police officers joined members of the public in honouring those killed and injured in the fire at Grenfell Tower in west London last week.
Some of the firefighters appeared close to tears during the tribute to those caught in the inferno, which left dozens dead and many more injured.
As of Monday morning the number of people dead and missing presumed dead after the disaster stood at 79. Five of those people have so far been formally identified.
Earlier in the day Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy fought back tears as he told reporters about the scene inside the 24-storey tower in north Kensington.
Footage from inside the gutted building has been released, showing the extent of the damage caused by the blaze.
He said it had been "incredibly emotional working in there", adding: "On Saturday I went in myself and went to the top floor.
"And it is incredibly hard to describe the devastation in some parts of that building."
Five people who had been reported missing after the disaster have been found safe and well, he added.
The Government has announced those left homeless by the fire will be given at least £5,500 from an emergency fund.
Residents will be given £500 in cash followed by a bank payment for the rest from Monday and will come from the £5 million fund announced by Theresa May on Friday.