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Photo By Peter Watts
Tower of London Poppies
 
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Tower of London Poppies - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Taken early on Saturday the 8th November, this panorama shows the thousands of ceramic poppies that filled the moat around the Tower of London. Part of the the 100th Armistice Day remembrance events, by the 11th November there will be one poppy for every Commonwealth soldier who fell during WWI. I was there just after 9am. By 9:30 the area was completely packed with people. The Tower Poppies have attracted nearly 4 million visitors.

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Tower of London Poppies - London visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Tower of London Poppies' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Greater London.

The Sea of Poppies at the Tower of London has drawn massive public attention in the urn up to Armistice Day on 11 November 2014. Over the previous month, the moat has gradually turned red as 888,246 ceramic poppies were planted in the moat for the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red exhibition marking the Commonwealth Dead during WWI.

In fact, the war claimed a total of about 19 million lives, and the Quakers have put together a WWI War Dead Map showing what it would be like if the true cost of human life of just this one conflict were shown. In this case the sea of poppies would flow all the way through London to Buckingham Palace.

The Tower a team of 8,000 volunteers will begin removing the Tower Poppies on Wednesday 13th November, though some elements will remain on show here until then end of November before touring the UK.

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The Tower of London
Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4AB
Phone: 0844 482 7777
Tower of London website



TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Bus: Tower Bridge Approach
DLR: Tower Gateway
Ferry: St Katharine's Pier, Tower Millennium Pier
Tube: Tower Hill (Circle, District lines)