Tuesday 25 April 2017
5.00am: Dawn Service, Australian War Memorial, Hyde Park Corner
The main service will take place in front of the Australian War Memorial at Hyde Park Corner. At the conclusion of the service wreaths will then also be laid at the New Zealand Memorial. The service lasts approximately 45 minutes and is a non-ticketed event open to the public. We suggest arriving from 4.00am; entry will be from the Green Park side of Hyde Park Corner only.
9.30am: Gallipoli Association Service, St Paul's Cathedral
A short service and wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Gallipoli Memorial in the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral at 9.15 am for 9.30am on Tuesday 25 April. Wreaths will be laid by a representative of Her Britannic Majesty's Government, by senior representatives of the Royal Navy and the Army, and of the High Commissions of Australia and New Zealand, and other high-ranking officials from France and Turkey. Tickets are not required for this event.
Please note this service is not organised by the High Commission, but by the Gallipoli Association – enquires can be made to: email@example.com.
11.00am: Wreath Laying Ceremony and Parade, The Cenotaph, Whitehall
Following a march onto Whitehall, a requiem is read, and at 11.00am the High Commissioners for New Zealand and Australia lay the first wreaths. They are followed by representatives of the UK government, High Commissioners and Ambassadors, as well as representatives from various service and ex-service organisations.
Arrival by 10.30am is recommended. This service will conclude at approximately 11.20am, allowing time for the short walk to Westminster Abbey for the Commemorative Service.
If you are interested in attending, please check back on this website in mid-February when information regarding tickets will be available.
12.00 noon: Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving, Westminster Abbey
On completion of the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Cenotaph, there is a Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving to mark Anzac Day at Westminster Abbey at 12.00 noon. Guests need to be seated at the Abbey by 11.45 am. The service is approximately one hour.
Complimentary tickets are required to attend this service. They may be requested from the High Commissions of New Zealand or Australia and are allocated on a ‘first in, first served basis’. Please check back on this website mid-February when information regarding tickets will be available. You will need to provide details of ID (passport or driver’s license) for all applicants, so please ensure you have this information handy when you apply.