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Cenotaph

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Address: Whitehall, London, England
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A moving tribute to our fallen heroes.

On the Sunday nearest to 11th November at 11am each year, a Remembrance Service is held at the Cenotaph in Whitehall to commemorate the British and Commonwealth servicemen and... read more

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Sandy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

On the Sunday nearest to 11th November at 11am each year, a Remembrance Service is held at the Cenotaph in Whitehall to commemorate the British and Commonwealth servicemen and women who died in the two World Wars and later conflicts. The service has hardly changed since it was first introduced in 1921. Hymns are sung, prayers are said and a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very solemn place to visit for any Veteran, ex-serviceman, or serving Soldier, Airforce person, Sailor of Marine. It is impossible to really appreciate the actual monument on or just before the service of Remembrance in November, due to the crowd's, the Royal & Governmental presence. My tip would be to visit the day after and take your... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very symbolic, emotional and great memorial dedicated to Britain's war heroes. It is very decent for what it stands for and very well kept. The Cenotaph was designed and built by Edwin Lutyens at the request of the then Prime Minister Lloyd George. Services of Remembrance are held at war memorials and cenotaphs throughout Britain and the Commonwealth nations. You... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Seen it on my screen for years on Remembrance Sunday. Finally took the time to visit and pause. We remember in November, but this reminds us to always remember. Amongst all the hustle and bustle of London it is fitting to pause and reflect on the glorious dead, who gave their tomorrow for our today. I salute you, your courage... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I lived in London for years, but never made it to the Cenotaph Ceremony (and Service of Remembrance the night before at Royal Alberta Hall) until this year. It was an extremely memorable and insightful experience. Every nation has a holiday or ritual that provides a unique insight into its soul. If I could choose one for the UK, this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We visit the Cenotaph annually to pay our respects to those who lost their lives and, those who survived to tell their stories. The sea of poppies is both stunning and fills one with sadness and hope for the future.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

You cannot help but feel the emotion when you stand here and reflect on how many of our greatest leaders and past heroes have stood here in honour of the allied fallen. Situated in Whitehall between Parliament and Downing st. a should stop, rather than walk by!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

a truly memorable day, and such a proud and historic thing to be part of, from start to finish the service is one you will never forget, this year was the biggest crowds i have seen attend of all ages and nationalities may i add,makes you realise what people well heroes went sacrificed for us.. just wow...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Moving event paying respect to the fallen at the Cenotaph and the crowds showing support to the veterans on parade. An event really worth going to see and go to the grounds of Westminster Abbey to see the garden of remembrance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This is probably the most important memorial in the UK to the ones who have fought for the country and is definetly a must see when in the capital

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