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MONTHLY MEANDERS IN LONDON

with SARAH FORDHAM

Book your Meander at:      e-mail: sarah@discoverlondon.org.uk      OR      Tel: 07966202548


November: Saturday 6th.Tuesday 9th. Thursday 11th.Wednesday 17th

The Final Journey of The Unknown Warrior

2020 marked the 100th. anniversary of the funeral of the Unknown Warrior representing all who have given their life for their country.

His internment in Westminster Abbey, amid great ceremony, showed the degree of respect accorded to this important but anonymous individual. On the day of his burial a large procession left from Victoria Station at 9.40. His Majesty King George V joined the procession in Whitehall, laying a wreath on the coffin and, at the end of a two minute silence at 11.00 am. unveiled the Cenotaph, still the focus of the national act of Remembrance. The Meander will follow the route through Royal and political London past Buckingham Palace and along The Mall with many important and interesting buildings and memorials along the way. The story of the final journey of the anonymous soldier from the battlefields of France to his grave in the nave of Westminster Abbey, where he lies surrounded by Kings and Queens will also be revealed.

Meet:  Platform 8 Victoria Station.
Start:   11.00 prompt.
Finish: 1.30 approx. Westminster Abbey.
Price:   £20.00