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Cenotaph

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Address: Whitehall, London, England
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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... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 12 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Gets one to think of the real cost of war. Area gets a lot attention specially during events such as the remembrance day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This memorial exists so the roughly 1 million WW1 dead from the British Empire can never be forgotten. Included are the dead from WW2 as well. On Remembrance Sunday, which is the sunday closest to 11 November, the royal family presides over a memorial service at the foot of the Cenotaph, which is a slab that sits atop the pillar... More 

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