Three tube stations in central London will be shut on the morning of the Queen's funeral, TfL (Transport for London) has announced.

This action is being taken to prevent overcrowding on the tube network, with a huge number of people expected in the capital to pay respect to the late monarch.

Passengers will be prevented from starting or ending journeys at St James's Park, Hyde Park Corner and Westminster for “most of the morning” on Monday.

TfL has said it will aim to reopen stations at around noon, at which time the funeral at Westminster Abbey may be close to finishing.

Due to road closures, many buses in central London will be diverted and London Victoria coach station will be shut also.

What to expect from the Queen's funeral 

London’s transport commissioner Andy Byford said TfL is “working around the clock” to ensure mourners travelling around the capital can pay their respects to the Queen.

He added: “It is going to be extremely busy in London on Monday and there may be short-notice changes and queues to enter stations as a result of the large number of people travelling.

“We will be running a safe, reliable and frequent service to help ensure that everyone can travel home safely after paying their respects.

“We would encourage people to consider making use of the wide range of facilities open across London for refreshments after the state funeral.

“As well as allowing time to continue to pay respects, this will help ensure smoother journeys home for everybody.”