Queen on Remembrance Sunday 2014
Queen Elizabeth II attends the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph on WhitehallGetty

Remembrance Sunday takes place on 8 November this year, with the annual service due to begin at 11am in central London. The National Service of Remembrance is held at the Cenotaph on Whitehall every year and commemorates the contribution that the British and Commonwealth military made during World War II.

The Queen, along with former and current members of state, are due to participate in the ceremony that will see them place wreaths at the Cenotaph, followed by a two-minute silence at 11am. This year's celebrations have been made shorter to limit the amount of standing time out of respect to ageing veterans and the Queen.

Although the Cenotaph service will be slightly shorter, thousands of former and current servicemen and women are due to take part in a march past on the day, providing a spectacular commemoration of those who have fought in wars.

Schedule of events for the day

9am: Royal British Legion (RBL) detachments form up on Horse Guards Parade and in Whitehall

10am: All detachments march out from Wellington Barracks.

11am: Two-minute silence marked by the firing of guns from Kings Troop on Horse Guards Parade. Cenotaph Service commences.

11:25: Cenotaph Service concludes. RBL detachments disperse past the Cenotaph.

Where to watch the ceremony

Members of the public can watch the Remembrance Sunday ceremony from the pavements along Whitehall and Parliament Street. Whitehall will be open to the public at 8am, and the Department for Culture, Media & Sport have advised people to arrive early in order to get a good viewing spot, as well as give yourselves enough time to clear security procedures.

For those who are unable to get a good spot, video screens will be set up north of the Cenotaph, near the Ministry of Defence building, where members of the public can gather to watch the ceremony. One screen is will be mounted on the Scotland Yard building, while the other will be mounted on the roadway.

Wheelchair users: A space for wheelchair users has been reserved in an area located on the west side of Parliament Street at the junction with King Charles Street. The space is offered on a first- come, first-serve basis with one carer or guest per person allowed to enter the space.

On-air broadcasts: BBC News, BBC One and BBC Parliament will be broadcasting the ceremony live from the Cenotaph in Whitehall for those who can't be there. Presenter David Dimbleby will present the coverage between 10.25am and 12.25pm.

Weather forecast for Remembrance Sunday

While heavy rain is expected in the capital throughout Saturday, things are expected to clear up in time for the Remembrance Sunday ceremonies. Conditions will remain cloudy throughout Sunday morning and cloud cover is likely to become thicker as we head into early afternoon, but dry conditions are expected throughout the commemoration.

Those who are planning on heading to Whitehall to watch the service should bundle up a brisk southerly wind means chilly weather in the morning. However, temperatures will climb to the mid-teens by midday.