Events and commemorations for Remembrance Day across Tower Hamlets, Lewisham, Croydon and Hackney

Honouring the fallen servicemen and women. Pic: Lauren Cathy Turner

Honouring the fallen servicemen and women. Pic: Lauren Cathy Turner

This Sunday, November 10, people across the Commonwealth will be gathering to commemorate and remember those who lost their lives in war.

The Queen will be leading the traditional National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

The service will be attended by the Mayor of London, senior politicians, former Prime Ministers and High Commissioners from the Commonwealth, along with representatives from the Armed Forces, Merchant Air and the Navy.

EastLondonLines has compiled a list of remembrance services happening across its boroughs:


Tower Hamlets

There will be a march by a cadet detachment, Royal Navy officers and Guard of Honour at 10:45 in the sunken gardens at Trinity Square, Tower Hill. It will be followed by a ceremony at 10:55 and a two minutes silence at 11:00.

Other services will be held at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park war memorial, St Anne’s Church, Limehouse, with officers from HMS Tyne, and Bethnal Green Gardens war memorial.



The borough will hold its annual service at St John at Hackney on the Lower Clapton Road at 9:30, followed by a march to the town hall.



Lewisham will mark the occasion with two services. Father Steve Hall, vicar at St Mary’s the Virgin Church, will lead at the war memorial on Lewisham High Street at 10:55, with hymns from St Mary’s church choir.

The other service will be held at the war memorial on Upper Brockley Road at 10:55, led the vicar at St John’s, Reverend Heston Groenewald.



A Remembrance Sunday Service will take place at the Fairfield Halls at 10:45, followed by a parade outside Croydon’s War Memorial in Katherine Street.

For a more unusual commemoration, there will be a service on-board the HMS Belfast, which will be moored by Tower Bridge, at 10:30, attended by naval attachés from the Commonwealth and Sea Cadets from HMS President.

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