Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in London 11112021 CREDIT MOD Crown Copyright.jpg
The National Service of Remembrance will be held at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London (Picture: MOD Crown Copyright).
Remembrance

Remembrance Sunday 2022: Everything you need to know before you go

Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in London 11112021 CREDIT MOD Crown Copyright.jpg
The National Service of Remembrance will be held at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London (Picture: MOD Crown Copyright).

On Sunday 13 November, the National Service of Remembrance will be held at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, central London.

Starting at 11:00, the service will commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women involved in both world wars and later conflicts.

The event is being co-ordinated by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) alongside colleagues from across the Government, the Armed Forces and veterans' organisations.

How to attend Remembrance at the Cenotaph

There are no tickets or passes are needed for the event and the public is welcome to watch the ceremony from the pavements along Whitehall and Parliament Street.

Entry may be limited, however, if the area becomes full.

There will be video screens showing the ceremony north of the Cenotaph, near the green directly in front of the statue of Field Marshal Montgomery, and in the lay-by outside Dover House (between Horse Guards and Downing Street) and close to the junction of Whitehall Place.

There is also a screen south of the Cenotaph on the corner of King Charles Street.

Members of the Armed Forces came together on Remembrance Sunday in 2021 14112021 CREDIT MOD Crown Copyright
The national service of remembrance at the Cenotaph last year (Picture: MOD).

Timings

  • 08:00: Whitehall opens to the public. Space will be limited. Please allow time to clear the police security procedures.
  • 09:00: The Royal British Legion (RBL) detachments form up in Horse Guards Parade and Whitehall.
  • From 10:30: All detachments form up on the Cenotaph.
  • From 10:50: Participants process out to the Cenotaph.
  • 11:00: National two-minute silence marked by the firing of guns from King's Troop in Horse Guards Parade. The service at the Cenotaph commences.
  • 11:25: Cenotaph service concludes and the RBL detachments disperse past the Cenotaph.

Security information

There is an extensive policing security operation in place on the day. People are being told to allow plenty of time for clearance through police security checks.

It is asked that people do not bring large bags. Searches of luggage with multiple or complex openings or cases will delay entry into the public viewing areas.

The unauthorised use of any drones (including quadcopters/helicopters) in the area and the roads surrounding Whitehall is strictly prohibited at all times.

Travel information

Visitors should be aware that stations close to the service and surrounding areas will likely be busy before and after the service times.

Latest information on the Transport for London (TfL) network, can be found by visiting the Transport for London website or by following @TfL on Twitter.

Watching the event from home

The event will be available to watch on television on the BBC, Sky and ITV.

The National Service of Remembrance will also be broadcast live on YouTube by the DCMS.