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 other countries, as well as representatives from various service and ex-service organisations. Arrival by 10.30am is recommended. This service will conclude at approx 11.20am, allowing time for the short walk to Westminster Abbey for the Commemorative Service.
If you are Service, ex-Service Personnel, or a relative interested in marching in the Parade, please check back on this website on 25 February, when information on applying for 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’.
Applications for tickets will open on 25 February. 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.