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Guide to London's Remembrance Sunday events

London Mayor Boris Johnson at GLA Remembrance Service. Photo: London Tonight

On Remembrance Sunday Londoners will pay their respects to members of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty in World War One and World War Two. This year the event falls on November 11th.

Ahead of the main events on Sunday the Duke of Edinburgh attended The First Battalion's Medals Parade and Thanksgiving Service at Lille Barracks, Aldershot.

Tributes and activities have been arranged in the capital at the weekend to help you mark the event and pay your respects.

Here is a guide to this weekend’s main events in central London:

  • Remembrance Sunday Cenotaph Parade: Some members of the Royal Family will be joined by current and ex-servicemen from 9.20am, who make their way down Whitehall before reaching the Cenotaph
  • Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph: A wreath laying ceremony will take place in front of onlookers, which will be followed by a two-minute silence at 11am. The Royal Family, Prime Minister David Cameron, and other high-profile figures will be there.
  • RAF Museum: Some activities for all the family will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 1pm and from 2pm to 4pm. Children can decorate a petal to add to their poppy collage.
  • Remembrance Sunday service at St Paul’s Cathedral: The Lord Mayor, Lady Mayoress, Sheriffs and Ladies and Aldermen will be at this service and it will feature a two-minute silence at 11am. There will be singing by the Cathedral Choir.
  • Festival of Remembrance on Sunday: Two concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, arranged by the Royal British Legion, will pay tribute to the war dead. There will be performances by military bands and singers. The matinee concert starts at 2pm and the Royal Family will be at the evening service.
  • Remembrance Day at Imperial War Museum: There are free children's workshops on making personalised poppies for the museum's display. Kids will also be able to learn more about the ceremonies and events that take place every year to mark Remembrance Day. Activities will run till 11th November 2012, with a ceremony on that day, including a-two minute silence at 11am.

London Mayor Boris Johnson attended a Remembrance Service on Friday 9th November, ahead of this Sunday's events.