The Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation is without doubt the best World War I memorial I have ever seen. Its only rival being the staggering graveyards of Belgium and France.
That’s one for every British Military fatality.
I was there on a Monday afternoon in half-term which was horrifically busy. The best time to view the poppies in relative peace are the mornings and evenings.
The concept has captured the imagination of the nation, sweeping across social media and news networks. It is expected that nearly 4 million people will see the poppies before they are dissembled on November 11th.
Such a surge of interest in the poppies is testament to how, even 100 years on, World War I and its victims are still being remembered as they should.
If you would like to buy one of the ceramic poppies visit this link here.
Have you been to see the display? I’d love to know what you thought!