ANZAC Day 2020 : London Services

ANZAC Day 2020 : London Services

Saturday 25 April 2020

5.00am: Dawn Service, New Zealand Memorial, Hyde Park Corner

The main service will take place in front of the New Zealand Memorial at Hyde Park Corner.  At the conclusion of the service wreaths will then also be laid at the Australian War Memorial. The service lasts approximately 45 minutes and is a non-ticketed event open to the public.  

As security checks will be in place, we request that you keep bags to a minimum and, to avoid delays, do not bring any large bags.    Please check back closer to the time for further information on the location of the entry point to the site, and suggested arrival timings.


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 Saturday 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 New Zealand and Australia, 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: events@gallipoli-association.org
 

11.00am: Wreath Laying Ceremony and Parade, The Cenotaph, Whitehall

Following a march onto Whitehall, 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 should be prior to 10.30am, the service will conclude at approximately 11.20am, allowing time for the short walk to Westminster Abbey for the Anzac Commemorative Service. This is a ticketed service.

If you are interested in attending, please click this link (external link) to register for a ticket. You are able to either attend and observe the ceremony, or march in the Parade – please note that all are welcome to march and it is not restricted only to service and ex-service people.  If you have not received a ticket by 21 April 2020, please email us at:  events@newzealandhc.org.uk


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. If you are interested in attending, please click this link (external link) to register for a ticket.  If you have not received a ticket by 21 April 2020, please email us at:  events@newzealandhc.org.uk   

Attend Contact

Time & Date

Saturday, 25 April 2020, 05:30 AM - Saturday, 25 April 2020, 01:30 PM

Location

London

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Cost

FREE, Registration required for Cenotaph and Westminster Abbey