All You Need to Know About London’s Festival of Remembrance


London is a vibrant city with fascinating celebrations and festivals happening year-round. Hosted by the Royal British Legion every year, the Festival of Remembrance is a commemorative event dedicated to all those who have served Britain and the Commonwealth. This year’s remembrance festival will be held at the world-renowned Royal Albert Hall in London on 11th November 2023 before Remembrance Sunday.

Be part of this incredible event bringing together people from all walks of life to remember and honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedom and way of life. Book an opulent stay with the Park Grand London Lancaster Gate, a boutique retreat in the heart of the city and enjoy a variety of spectacular music performances, readings and more at London’s most iconic venue!


London’s Festival of Remembrance was first held in 1927 and has been held every year since then, except during World War II. The festival was originally known as the “Remembrance Festival,” but it was renamed the “Festival of Remembrance” in 1958 and is attended by nearly 6,000 audience members, veterans, and parades of servicemen and women.

In 2022, Queen Elizabeth II’s service and duty were commemorated at this renowned festival in London. As part of a weekend of tributes to war dead, the exceptional event was attended by the Royal Family, including King Charles III and his siblings, Princess Anne, and the Earl of Wessex. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Leader of the Opposition represented the two main political parties at the landmark London venue, moments away from your central London accommodation.


Some of the unmissable highlights of this year’s Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall are:

  • Get a chance to hear readings by some of your favourite actors and actresses such as Dame Judi Dench and Sir Kenneth Branagh and add to the whole experience with a quintessentially British chocolate afternoon tea to suit your palate.
  • Fuel up with a delectable meal at an exquisite restaurant near Lancaster Gate and immerse yourself in the festive vibe! Be transported to a world of extraordinary music performances by the Massed Bands of the Household Division, the Band of the Royal Marines, the Central Band of the Royal Air Force, and the London Symphony Orchestra.

An opportunity for Londoners and travellers from all parts of the world to come together and reflect on the sacrifices made in the course of history, the Remembrance Festival is sure to leave a lasting impression.

The Royal British Legion charity provides support to members of the British Armed Forces, veterans, and their families at this Festival of Remembrance, one of the most significant fundraising events in London. Tickets are usually sold out quickly, so keep an out and get yours now.