New Zealand High Commission London, United Kingdom

Anzac Day 2015 - London

Saturday 25 April 2015

2015 marks the 100th anniversary since the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli. On Saturday 25 April 2015, there will be three commemorative ceremonies in London – a Dawn Service, a wreath laying ceremony at The Cenotaph and a service at Westminster Abbey. We anticipate that the interest in these services will be high, and are currently working through arrangements such as how and when tickets will be made available.  Please check back regularly on our website for further updates.

5.00am: Dawn Service, Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner

The service will last approximately 45 min, tickets are not required, but we do recommend you arrive by 4.30am to ensure a good viewing position. In 2015, entry will only be via the Knightsbridge corner, or the subway entrance on Piccadilly.  You will not be able to access the site from the Green Park/Constitution Hill side.

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

The wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall has been designated as a United Kingdom National Commemoration for 2015.  An announcement regarding this was made by Prime Minister Cameron on 14 November. 

This means that in 2015 the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) will lead on the organisation of the event.  For information on attending and/or participating in the service, you will need to contact DCMS.   Their website is:  https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/first-world-war-centenary

1.00pm: Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving, Westminster Abbey

The service will last approximately 1 hour. Complimentary tickets are required to attend this service and can be obtained from this website and also from the Australian High Commission website from Monday 1 December 2014.

Tickets are limited, and we expect a high level of interest.  They will be allocated on a first come/first served basis, so please do apply as soon as possible.  Tickets will be limited to a maximum of 4 per application, and you will need to provide names, permanent addresses, and details of photographic ID (passport or drivers’ license) for each applicant at the time of applying.  Please make sure you have all this information to hand or your application will be invalid.  You do not need to apply for a ticket for a child who will be aged under 18 months next April.

Please note, the tickets will be non-transferable: they will be individually named, and on the day you will need to carry the photographic ID you used when applying.  Because of this, please only apply if you are sure you will be able to attend.

 

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