In Pictures: Poppies At The Tower Of London

By BethPH Last edited 48 months ago
In Pictures: Poppies At The Tower Of London

We mentioned last week that nearly 900,000 ceramic poppies are being planted in the Tower of London moat to commemorate the start of the First World War. On Friday we went down to plant a few and get some pictures of what is shaping up to be an astonishing visual memorial. The running total when we left was 58,000 poppies and we think we planted around 100 each.


Photos by nottheviewsofmyemployer, BethPH and entoptika in the Londonist Flickr pool.

Last Updated 28 July 2014


Great stuff. Just been down to take a look this morning, and more poppies are still being 'planted'.

Mary Clark

Thanks for sharing this. I assume by the time I get to London in early November there will be no need for volunteers, but I plan on visiting.

Gary Caruthers

Initially when I heard that this was going to happen I though it was a crass idea but now that I've seen it it looks rather effective. Still would have preferred the planting of real poppies though


how long will the poppies stay there for


What a shame they won't stay for a year to let overseas visitors a chance to come and see, it looks amazing.

Barbara Read

look forward to going to see poppies on 2nd Oct, and have already ordered my poppies.may order some more.


Looks wonderful. Going to see them within the next month. Already ordered my poppy. What a fantastic idea.


What away to remember the fallen.