Calls for extension to popular Tower of London poppy exhibition

The lawns of the Tower of London covered with remembrance day poppies.

Poppy exhibition at the Tower of London. Image by Paul Pitman / CC BY 2.0

There have been calls to extend the enormously popular Tower of London exhibition mourning Britain’s war dead. Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red features 888,246 ceramic poppies, one for each British life lost in WW1. The poppies surround the castle’s walls, and they will be removed over two weeks from Tuesday 11 November, the day after Armistice Day. But the exhibition has proved so popular that visitors have spilled onto the roads nearby, and politicians have called for an extension. Read more:

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