ANZAC Day Services in London

ANZAC Day Services in London

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. 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 Wednesday 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 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 would like to attend this service, please apply for tickets at this link. (external link)


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’. If you would like to attend this service, please apply for tickets at this link. (external link) You will need to provide details of photographic ID (passport or driver’s license) for all applicants.

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Time & Date

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 05:00 AM - Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 01:00 PM

Location

Please note details for public and balloted ceremonies

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