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The Cenotaph London

Key War Memorial in central London, England – design by Edwin Lutyens, architect

page updated 30 Jun 2014

The Cenotaph Whitehall

Photos © Adrian Welch / Isabelle Lomholt

Architect: Edwin Lutyens

The Cenotaph The Cenotaph London The Cenotaph Whitehall

Location: Whitehall, central London

The Cenotaph London War Memorial in London War Memorial in central London

Designed by Edwin Lutyens, the permanent structure was built from Portland stone between 1919 and 1920 by Holland, Hannen & Cubitts, replacing Lutyens’ earlier wood-and-plaster cenotaph in the same location. An annual National Service of Remembrance is held at the site on Remembrance Sunday, the closest Sunday to 11 November (Armistice Day) each year. Lutyens’ cenotaph design has been reproduced elsewhere in the UK and other countries including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Bermuda and Hong Kong.
Source: wikipedia

The iconic and internationally recognised Whitehall Cenotaph in London’s Whitehall which will be the focus of the commemorations on Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day, was cleaned and repaired in summer 2013 by English Heritage in preparation for the weekend Remembrance Sunday and the First World War centenary commemorations of the next four years. The highly skilled conservation works began at the end of April and were completed in July.
Source: English Heritage

Whitehall Buildings

Richmond House, 79 Whitehall, Westminster
Design: William Whitfield, architect
Richmond House Whitehall

The Cenotaph architect: Edwin Lutyens

Monument to the Women who died in the War, Whitehall:
Monument to the Women who died in the War

Whitehall building architect: William Whitfield

Location: London Cenotaph, Whitehall, central London, England, UK

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Key Building close by to The Cenotaph:

Houses of Parliament
Design: Barry & Pugin, architects
Houses of Parliament
picture © Nick Weall

The Cenotaph War Memorial in London

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The Shard
Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
The Shard London
image : Hays Davidson / John Mclean

The Cenotaph photographs taken with Panasonic DMC-FX01 lumix camera; Leica lense: 2816×2112 pixels – original photos available upon request: info(at)

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