Remembrance Sunday

 
 
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, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2BX
 
 
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cenotaph@britishlegion.org.uk
 
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11am - 2 min silence
 
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Remembrance SundayEach year, on the second Sunday of November, members of the Royal Family join current and former members of the services at the Cenotaph for Remembrance Sunday, a time to pay tribute to the dead of the UK and Commonwealth. The Queen and other members of state place wreaths at the Cenotaph followed by two minutes' silence at 11am and after a short service there is a march past by thousands who served and suffered in the conflict of war. While thousands of people line the streets leading to Cenotaph, there are usually other events marking Remembrance Sunday including a Ceremony of Remembrance at London's Imperial War Museum, a day of activities at the National Army Museum and a weekend of events at the Royal Air Force Museum.

 

About Cenotaph

Standing solemnly in the middle of Whitehall, visitors could be forgiven for passing the Cenotaph by unnoticed. But every November it becomes the focus of Britain's Remembrance Service (the closest Sunday to 11th November). The service commemorates the British Empire and Commonwealth servicemen who died in the two World Wars. More about Cenotaph

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LondonTown.com - Remembrance Sunday Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Charing Cross Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Embankment Underground Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
3 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Remembrance Sunday
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    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Haymarket, SW1Y | 5 minutes from Remembrance Sunday
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    London > Attractions > Sights
    Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | Same location as Remembrance Sunday
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    London > Attractions > Other Attractions
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    London > Attractions > Museums
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    Cenotaph events

     
    Remembrance SundayRemembrance SundayRemembrance SundayEach year, on the second Sunday of November, members of the Royal Family join current and former members of the services at the Cenotaph for Remembrance Sunday, a time to pay tribute to the dead of the UK and Commonwealth. The Queen and other members of state place wreaths at the Cenotaph followed by two minutes' silence at 11am and after a short s2015-11-08T00:00:00+00002015-11-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
    Cenotaph,   Whitehall      SW1A 2BX
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    event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Spiritual & Religious | PRICING  Free  
    DATES  Sunday 8th November 2015
    VENUE  Cenotaph 
    Each year, on the second Sunday of November, members of the Royal Family join current and former members of the services at the Cenotaph for Remembrance Sunday, a time to pay tribute to the dead of the UK and Commonwealth. The Queen and other members of state place wreaths at the Cenotaph followed by two minutes' silence at 11am and after a short s... More about this event
     
     

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