US President Donald Trump has arrived in the UK for the start of a four-day visit, during which he will meet with UK Prime Minister Theresa May as well as with Queen Elizabeth II during a weekend in Scotland.
In the busy south London neighborhood of Brixton, Victor Greetham, who runs a jazz bar, said he hasn't been to a demonstration since he protested against the Iraq War in 2003, but he planned to attend one of the protests against Trump's visit.
May is hoping Trump's trip will boost the close ties between their two nations and help forge a future free trade deal once Britain leaves the EU.
Trump's itinerary will keep him out of central London on Friday, when large protests are planned.
Mr Trump has recently been under fire for his immigration police which saw the separation of immigrant families and caused wide-spread anger.
May hopes Trump visit will boost US-UK links
US President Donald Trump arrives in Britain on Thursday for talks with the leader of the United States' closest ally in Europe. The "Stop Trump" march will travel through central London on Friday afternoon, before ending with a rally in Trafalgar Square.
And with a giant "Trump Baby" balloon set to fly in the air over multiple demonstrations, USA officials urged Americans to "keep a low profile" in the English capital.
Such comments are likely to be seen as unwelcome by Mrs May, who has already faced significant political criticism for hosting Mr Trump. "Trump would share that level of national identity and patriotism".
Along with trade and security links, 10 Downing Street said the other key areas to be discussed between Prime Minister May and President Trump included Brexit and the Middle East.
The president and his wife Melania are due to arrive in Scotland on Friday evening after meeting the Queen at Windsor Castle.
Trump is set to visit the United Kingdom later this week after he attends a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels and before a highly anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. May welcomed the summit and said it could help address "malign activity" by Russia which Britain blames for a nerve agent attack in March on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in southwest England in March.