PC Keith Palmer funeral: Route, time and how to pay your respects to police officer killed in Westminster attack

Sean Morrison
PC Keith Palmer: The heroic police officer was killed in the Westminster terror attack

A funeral for the hero police officer who died trying to stop a terrorist during the Westminster terror attack will be held in the coming days.

PC Keith Palmer was stabbed to death as he tried to stop crazed killer Khalid Masood after the terrorist crashed into the gates of the Palace of Westminster before being shot dead. Five innocent people were killed in the attack.

Hundreds of people are expected to gather and remember the officer, including his colleagues from the force, at the full police service funeral in central London.

His friends, family and even his beloved Charlton Athletic football club have paid tribute to the “amazing and wonderful” fallen officer.

The Metropolitan Police has now released details on when and where the celebration of PC Palmer’s life will be held, and the roads that will be affected during the cortege.

Here's all the details on when the funeral is, where it will take place and how you can watch the procession.

When and where is the funeral?

The “full-force” funeral of the 48-year-old husband and father will be held at Southwark Cathedral.

It will begin at 2pm on Monday, April 10.

'Last picture': This poignant picture of Keith Palmer is thought to be last taken before he was killed

What route will it take?

The funeral cortege, flanked by a police escort, will travel from the Palace of Westminster – the scene where the hero office was stabbed - down Millbank.

After crossing Lambeth Bridge, it will head east on Lambeth Palace Road, towards Stamford Street.

It will then travel through Borough High Street and onto Cathedral Place, before stopping outside the Cathedral garden entrance.

Map: The funeral cortege will leave from the Palace of Westminster

Where can I watch the procession?

Hundreds of people are expected to line the streets of London as the cortege, which will see that a number of roads closed as it travels between the Palace of Westminster and Southwark Cathedral, takes place.

The roads in which it will pass through are listed below.

Which roads will be closed on the day of the funeral?

Southwark Street / Blackfriars Road

Southwark Street / Hopton Street

Southwark Street / Sumner Street

a) Sumner Street / Great Guildford Street

b) Great Guildford Street / Zoar Street

c) Southwark Street / Great Guildford Street

Southwark Bridge Rd / Sumner Street

Park Street / New Globe Walk / Bear Gardens / Rose Alley

Southwark Bridge Rd / Thrale Street

Southwark Street / Thrale Street

Southwark Street / Redcross Way

Burrell Street / Blackfriars Road

Nicholson Street / Blackfriars Road

Dolben Street / Great Suffolk Street

Great Suffolk Street / Lavington Street

Great Suffolk Street / Union Street

Lavington Street / Ewer Street

Southwark Street / Great Guildford Street

Great Guildford St / Union Street

Great Guildford St / Southwark Bridge Rd

Borough High Street / Union Street

a) O’Meara Street / Union Street

b) Union Street / Southwark Bridge Rd

a) Ayres Street / Marshalsea Road

b) Clennman Street / Marshalsea Road

a) Redcross Way / Marshalsea Road

b) Quilp Street / Marshalsea Road

Borough High Street / Marshalsea Road

Southwark Bridge Rd / Marshalsea Road

Southwark Bridge Rd / Lant Street

Borough High Street / Marshalsea Road

Southwark Bridge Rd / Great Suffolk Street

Southwark Bridge Rd / Borough Road

Borough High Street / Duke Street Hill

Old Tooley Street / Duke Street Hill

St Thomas Street

St Thomas Street / Snowfields

Tooley Street / Bermondsey Street

a) Long Lane / Tower Bridge Rd

b) Bermondsey Street / Long Lane

Great Dover Street / Bricklayers Arms Roundabout

Queen Elizabeth St / Tower Bridge Rd

Fish Street Hill / Lower Thames Street

Eastcheap / Rood Lane

Great Tower Street / Mincing Lane

Gracechurch Street / Fenchurch Street

Gracechurch Street / Leadenhall Street

Bishopsgate / Camomile Street

Shoreditch High St / Commercial Street

King William Street / Cannon Street

King William Street / Cornhill

Cannon Street / Queen Victoria Street

Threadneedle Street / Gracechurch Street

Old Broad Street / Wormwood Street

Roads affected: A number of streets will be closed from 7am on the day of the funeral

Following his death, Mr Palmer’s family thanked those who were with him in his last moments.

In an emotional statement, they said they were overwhelmed by the “outpouring of love” for the PC.

It read: “We have been overwhelmed by the love and support for our family and most especially the outpouring of love and respect for our Keith.

“We want to thank everyone who has reached out to us over the past few days for their kindness and generosity.”

“The police have been a constant, unwavering support and this very difficult time.”

It added: “We miss him so much, but we are also incredibly proud of Keith.”

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