In Pictures: A Hero’s Return For GB Athletes in London

Team GB Olympians and Paralympians received a hero’s welcome home today in London, with thousands of people gathering in Trafalgar Square to see the returning athletes after a successful summer.

A GB record was set this summer after our athletes returned with 67 medals, which is two more than they managed at London 2012. The Paralympians also beat their previous performance with 147 medals – 27 more than four years ago.

Thousands of people turned out in Trafalgar Square to welcome stars including Max Whitlock and Nicola Adams home. They are due to meet the Queen tonight at a reception at Buckingham Palace.

The monarch and the Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, will host the event at the palace tonight.

Here’s a selection of pictures from today’s cheery event.

Thousands of people pack into Trafalgar square for the London Heroes return event for the Great Britain Olympic team, London. 18 October 2016.

Thousands of people pack into Trafalgar square for the London Heroes return event for the Great Britain Olympic team, London. 18 October 2016.

Thousands of people pack into Trafalgar square for the London Heroes return event for the Great Britain Olympic team, London. 18 October 2016.

Thousands of people pack into Trafalgar square for the London Heroes return event for the Great Britain Olympic team, London. 18 October 2016.

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