Union Jack flying over Whitehall - Remembrance Sunday, London, 2012

In Commonwealth countries we observe Remembrance Day on the 11th day of the 11th month to mark when the hostilities of World War I ended in 1918. Today my boy and I headed down to the Cenotaph to honour those who’ve served us. I’ve visited the Cenotaph before, of course, but never on Remembrance Day and I found it so moving to stand in the sunshine paying my respects alongside thousands of others, all falling silent as Big Ben chimed the 11th hour and applauding our veterans as they marched past.

Afterwards we spent a couple of hours enjoying the apparent Autumn relapse by exploring St James’ Park, Mayfair and Soho, before stopping to refuel at Honest Burgers; it’s been on my list for a while and I’m happy to report it completely lived-up to my high expectations. We then wandered on through the West End, Fitzrovia and finally Regent’s Park. Now, back at home, it’s time to bake my first blueberry muffins. I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend!

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The Elizabeth Tower, home of Big Ben - Remembrance Sunday, London, 2012War veterans marching down Whitehall - Remembrance Sunday, London, 2012Union Jacks adorn a balcony in Whitehall - Remembrance Sunday, London, 2012Statue to honour Winston Churchill- Remembrance Sunday, London, 2012Squirrel in Regents Park, LondonBuckingham Palace from St James Park, LondonSignpost in St James Park, LondonHonest Burgers, SohoSwan in Regents Park, London

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  • winnie

    I love love your blue coat and your glasses! Gorgeous photos too – totally want to visit Honest burgers at some point too.

  • Rosie

    That sounds like such a perfect day and what a wonderful place to reflect and remember. I can’t imagine what the atmosphere would be like at the Cenotaph on Rememberance Sunday, I must go one year. Love all of your photos too, it was such a lovely day yesterday! xo

    Rosie // A Rosie Outlook

  • Jenny

    Remembrance Day is so important to honour, my family and I watched the procession on the telly. Beautiful photos too! xo

  • devil’s in the detail

    ahh love honest burgers!