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, 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.
Descendants of those who fought in the Gallipoli campaign are invited to participate in the Cenotaph service, either by marching or viewing the service from a reserved area. Others who are interested in participating in the March Past are also invited to register.
Members of the public who wish to attend but not participate do not require tickets. Further details will be available from DCMS in March.
PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO TIMING CONSTAINTS IT IS NOT YET KNOWN IF MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND BOTH THE CENOTAPH SERVICE AND THE WESTMINSTER ABBEY SERVICE. WE WILL UPDATE THIS WESBITE AS SOON AS MORE INFORMATION COMES TO HAND.
1.00pm: Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving, Westminster Abbey
Please note that the initial tickets available to attend the Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey have been allocated. Tickets are limited, and because of the significant nature of the centenary year, we expected, and received a very high volume of applications in a short time. Please do check back on this site regularly as, if we are able, we will allocate additional tickets in the new year.
Tickets will be posted in early/mid April 2015. The service will last approximately one hour, and you will need to allow plenty of time on arrival to clear security before being seated for the service. Please do not carry large bags as this will delay your entry.
All tickets will be strictly non-transferable: they will be individually named, and on the day you will need to carry the photographic ID you used when applying