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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

Tower of London commemorates WWI centenary

4th August 2014

Many people will be aware that this month marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, and anyone planning on visiting London in the near future will find a range of events taking place across the capital in order to commemorate this historic milestone.


Among the many famous venues in London to be paying tribute to those who fought and died during the conflict is the Tower of London, where a brand new art installation is set to be unveiled tomorrow (August 5th) in memory of Britain's fallen soldiers.


Entitled Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, the project, which has been created by Paul Cummins, features thousands of ceramic poppies, which can be seen pouring out of tower's windows and filling up the surrounding moat.


In fact, the piece is set to contain a total of 888,246 poppies - one for each British servicemen who died during the Great War - with the final one of these to planted on November 11th, which is of course Remembrance Day.


The installation is sure to be one of the most striking and poignant tributes to those who fought in the war, so if you happen to be planning a stay in a London hotel at any point over the next few months then be sure to head to the Tower of London to see this amazing creation.


Other events to commemorate the centenary of the Great War will be taking place at various locations venues across the city, with places such as the Imperial War Museum being among the best venues to head to if you want to learn more about the conflict.


The Tower of London is one of the capital's most iconic and historic attractions, having played a pivotal role in the city's development through the ages.


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