Information about applying for tickets to Anzac Day services at The Cenotaph and Westminster Abbey is posted on the NZ High Commission website, please follow the link and read terms and conditions ahead of applying.
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.
If you are interested in attending, please click on the link below to apply for tickets. 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.
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.
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 click on the link below to apply for tickets. You will need to provide details of photographic ID (passport or driver’s license) for all applicants.