Cenotaph

 
 
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Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2BX 
 

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CenotaphStanding 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. The monarch, representatives of the Church, State, the armed and auxiliary forces, all gather to pay respect to those who lost their lives defending the freedom of others. Hymns are sung, prayers are said, and the two-minute silence is observed. Wreaths of poppies are then laid on the steps of the Cenotaph. The monument was originally built of wood and plaster for the first anniversary of the Armistice in 1919. The memorial you see today was designed by Edward Lutyens, it was created from Portland Stone and was unveiled one year later in 1920. The inscription simply reads "The Glorious Dead".

 

Cenotaph events

 
Remembrance SundayRemembrance SundayRemembrance SundayRemembrance Sunday in 2014 is a very special Sunday, taking place in the year of the centenary of the First World War. Each year, on the second Sunday of November, members of the Royal Family join current and former members of the services at the Cenotaph to remember the dead of the UK and Commonwealth. Wreaths are laid at the Cenotaph followed by 9th November 2014Sunday 9th November 2014 Where:
Cenotaph,   Whitehall      SW1A 2BX
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Remembrance Sunday
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Spiritual & Religious | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 9th November 2014
Remembrance Sunday in 2014 is a very special Sunday, taking place in the year of the centenary of the First World War. Each year, on the second Sunday of November, members of the Royal Family join current and former members of the services at the Cenotaph to remember the dead of the UK and Commonwealth. Wreaths are laid at the Cenotaph followed by ... More about this event
 
 

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LondonTown.com - Cenotaph 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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2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 1 minute from Cenotaph
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8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from Cenotaph
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The Grand at Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  40% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from Cenotaph
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London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Cenotaph
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Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Cenotaph
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Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Cenotaph
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Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Cenotaph
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Household Cavalry Museum
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Horse Guards, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Cenotaph
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Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Cenotaph
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Cenotaph
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St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Cenotaph
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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes from Cenotaph
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Shopping near Cenotaph

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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Cenotaph
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53 Whitehall, SW1A | 1 minute from Cenotaph
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Pret A Manger
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1 Whitehall, SW1A | 1 minute from Cenotaph
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Watatsumi
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7 Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from Cenotaph
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Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from Cenotaph
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10 Wardour Street, W1D | 7 minutes from Cenotaph
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Cenotaph
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Rockwell
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Trafalgar, 2 Spring Gardens, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from Cenotaph
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Cenotaph
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Vista
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Trafalgar, Trafalgar Square, SW1A | 3 minutes from Cenotaph
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Banqueting House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Cenotaph
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116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Cenotaph
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Cenotaph
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Richard III
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Theatre | Until 27th September 2014 

Trafalgar Studios 1 minute walk from Cenotaph

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Trafalgar Studios 1 minute walk from Cenotaph

Paul Robinson directs Billy Roche's decade defining play which provides a searing look at the pain and disillusionment of teenager ...More

Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2014
Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2014
Concerts | Until 17th September 2014 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from Cenotaph

Three of the Royal Opera House's most emotionally powerful productions are broadcast live on a giant screen in Trafalgar Square ...More

 
Katharina Fritsch: Hahn Cock
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Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2015 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from Cenotaph

A 4.7m (14ft) high sculpture of a cockerel in ultramarine blue is the latest sculpture to roost on the ...More

 
The White Horse
The White Horse
Exhibitions | Until 5th March 2015 

British Council 3 minutes walk from Cenotaph

Walk down The Mall to Spring Gardens and you'll see a life-size White Horse, a marble and resin sculpture ...More

 
Above The Line: People And Places In The DPRK (North Korea)
Exhibitions | Until 25th July 2014 

British Council 3 minutes walk from Cenotaph

Eighty large-scale colour photographs by acclaimed photojournalist Nick Danziger taken in the cities of Pyongyang, Wonsan, Nampo and Sariwon, which ...More

1984
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Theatre | Until 23rd August 2014 

Playhouse Theatre 3 minutes walk from Cenotaph

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Exhibitions | Until 27th July 2014 

Mall Galleries 3 minutes walk from Cenotaph

Original art by internationally renowned artists and talented amateurs. Work depicting early flight through the World Wars to the latest ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 27th July 2014 

Mall Galleries 3 minutes walk from Cenotaph

This exhibition captures the spirit of the Falkland Islands and their inhabitants....More

Faulty Towers
Comedy | Until 20th December 2014 

Charing Cross Hotel 3 minutes walk from Cenotaph

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