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Remembrance ceremonies across London highlighted

31st October 2011

Culture vultures and history buffs staying in central London hotels this November may be interested in the spate of activities available commemorating Remembrance Day.

Taking place from November 11th to 15th, the capital throws a number of cultural events to remember its service men and women.

"Each year in November, the United Kingdom remembers the men and women who gave their lives in the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts," explained Visit London.

The occasion celebrates the "11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month" in 1918 when the First World War came to an end after more than four years of continuous warfare.

The HMS Belfast throws a special Remembrance service within the confines of its on-board chapel, which is not usually open to members of the public.

After the sessions, a craft activity for children is held where kids are taught to make paper boats which are then place din the chapel for the duration of the remembrance season.

Battersea Park War Memorial is the site of another annual ceremony on November 11th, with the act of remembrance free for all visitors.

Additionally, there is the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, hosted by the Royal British Legion, will see the Royal family, government minister and a select few members of the public attend the event.

Poems of the Underground and the Apollo Chamber Orchestra return to the LSO St Luke's with an international programme of music and poetry inspired by wars throughout British history.


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