Remembrance Sunday  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 13TH NOVEMBER 2016

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, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2BX
 
 
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cenotaph@britishlegion.org.uk
 
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11am - 2 min silence
 
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Remembrance SundayEach year, on the second Sunday of November, members of the Royal Family join current and former members of the services at the Cenotaph for Remembrance Sunday, a time to pay tribute to the dead of the UK and Commonwealth. The Queen and other members of state place wreaths at the Cenotaph followed by two minutes' silence at 11am and after a short service there is a march past by thousands who served and suffered in the conflict of war. While thousands of people line the streets leading to Cenotaph, there are usually other events marking Remembrance Sunday including a Ceremony of Remembrance at London's Imperial War Museum, a day of activities at the National Army Museum and a weekend of events at the Royal Air Force Museum.

 

About Cenotaph

Standing solemnly in the middle of Whitehall, visitors could be forgiven for passing the Cenotaph by unnoticed. But every November it becomes the focus of Britain's Remembrance Service (the closest Sunday to 11th November). The service commemorates the British Empire and Commonwealth servicemen who died in the two World Wars. More about Cenotaph

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LondonTown.com - Remembrance Sunday Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Charing Cross Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Embankment Underground Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
3 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Trafalgar Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £143  30% off
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 1 minute from Remembrance Sunday
Almost in the shadow of Nelson's Column, and with the Palaces of Whitehall looming behind it, this hotel is at the heart of the Capital. ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £97  30% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from Remembrance Sunday
A fantastic nineteenth century exterior hides a thoroughly modern hotel, with clean, minimalist design in the rooms. The biggest draw is the location, in the very ... More
 
 
 
The Grand at Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £97  34% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from Remembrance Sunday
A visually stunning building, The Grand at Trafalgar Square is a quintessential London hotel, located within the restored landmark Northumberland House - formerly the Victoria Hotel. ... More
 
 
 
 
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Remembrance Sunday, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 5 minutes from Remembrance Sunday
Griff Rhys Jones takes the title role and comedian Lee Mack stars in a major revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser with Sean Foley directing ...More
 
 
 
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Damian Lewis returns to the West End this March to star in Edward Albee's The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? The Tony Award-winning play follows Martin, ...More
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
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Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Remembrance Sunday
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Horse Guards, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Remembrance Sunday
Visitors to the Household Cavalry Museum can watch troopers working with their horses in the original 18th century stables (via a glazed screen) and hear accounts ... More
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Remembrance Sunday
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18-22 Haymarket, Mayfair, London SW1Y | 6 minutes from Remembrance Sunday
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Pret a Manger sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome ... More
 
 
 
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The Sherlock Holmes
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10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Remembrance Sunday
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The Harp
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47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Remembrance Sunday
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Walkers Of Whitehall
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15 Craig's Court, St James's, London SW1A | 1 minute from Remembrance Sunday
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Rockwell
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The Trafalgar, 2 Spring Gardens, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from Remembrance Sunday
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Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Remembrance Sunday
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