New Zealand High Commission London, United Kingdom

Applications for Anzac Day tickets in London

Applications have now closed for tickets to participate in the wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph, and to attend the Westminster Abbey Service.  But you can still view the Dawn Service and Centotaph ceremony.  

The New Zealand High Commissioner, Dr the Rt Hon Lockwood Smith, and Australian High Commissioner, Mike Rann, encourage all those wishing to pay their respects to join them for the Anzac Day commemorations on Thursday 25 April 2013.

In 2013, the following Anzac Day services will be held in London:

  • 0500 The Dawn Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial at Hyde Park Corner  
  • 1100 The wreath laying at the Cenotaph on Whitehall 
  • 12 noon The Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey  

As in previous years, tickets are not required for the Dawn Ceremony or to observe the wreath laying at the Cenotaph.  Online applications for tickets to the Westminster Abbey service, and the preceding wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph are now closed.   

However, you may still observe the Cenotaph ceremony by arriving to Whitehall by 10.45am and taking a place behind the barriers on the Ministry of Defence side of the street. 

If there is space available on the day at Westminster Abbey, those without tickets may be allowed entry.  It will be at the discretion of the Westminster Abbey stewards as to whether un-ticketed entry is possible, and those without tickets will be held until all others have taken their seats.  We suggest you arrive by 11.30am, and ensure you are carrying some form of photo ID.  Please do be aware we cannot guarantee entry.

More details of the services in London can be found at this link.

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