Fireworks lit up the stadium as the London 2012 Paralympics came to an end
British stars of the Olympics and Paralympics are due to celebrate their success during a victory parade through the streets of central London later.
Tens of thousands are expected to watch the parade which comes after the London 2012 Paralympics closing ceremony, reports the BBC.
Sunday's show, which celebrated ancient British festivals, was led by UK band Coldplay and included an official handover to 2016 host Rio de Janeiro.
It ended what organisers said had been "the greatest Paralympic Games ever".
Later, about 800 British Olympic and Paralympic athletes - including Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis, Hannah Cockcroft and Jonnie Peacock - are set to travel on 21 open-top floats, grouped in alphabetical order by their sport.
Organisers have warned there will be extensive road closures around the route of the parade, which starts from Guildhall, in the City of London, at 13:30 BST and ends at the Mall.
The celebrations include a flypast over The Mall, while a big screen at the base of Nelson's Column, with live commentary, will allow spectators to cheer on the athletes.
London Mayor Boris Johnson said: "This summer our great city has hosted an unbelievable spectacle of sport and thousands will want to celebrate the achievements of our athletes by coming to the parade.
"It promises to be an incredible afternoon but I do want to remind people coming that we expect the route to be extremely busy and planning ahead is absolutely crucial if they are going to be able to make the most of their day."
Sunday's Paralympics closing ceremony, described as a "festival of flame", saw Coldplay perform songs from their five albums while disabled and non-disabled dancers performed with flames around the burning face of a "sun king".
The sold-out finale also featured performances from pop star Rihanna, rapper Jay-Z and a cast of around 1,200 performers on three circular stages - Summer, Winter and the Sundial.
Declaring the 2012 Paralympics closed, International Paralympic Committee president, Sir Philip Craven, said: "These Games have changed us all forever."
As Sunday's Paralympic Games closing ceremony drew to a close, Paralympians Ellie Simmonds and Jonnie Peacock helped to put out the Paralympic flame, which was shared out across the stadium symbolising "the eternal nature of the flame living among us all".
Each participating country will take home one of the 200 copper petals that made up the Paralympic cauldron.