Yesterday was London Poppy Day, an annual event where Londoners go all out to raise as much money as possible for the Poppy Appeal. I was in the area, so took the opportunity to visit the Tower Of London, where the moat is covered in a sea of 888,246 ceramic poppies to mark 100 years since the start of the First World War. Each poppy signifies one British solder killed in the war.

It is a spectacular and moving sight, and the poppies were still being ‘planted’ ahead of Remembrance Day on November 11th.  It was incredibly crowded, even on a Thursday afternoon, but it’s definitely something worth seeing first hand if you can.

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