Beautiful London: night-time poppies at the Tower of London and more

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I feel very lucky to live in London, despite the crowds, the mess, the noise, the bustle. Because London is a fantastic city, full of a mix of wonderful people and containing the most fantastic art, culture and history.The poppies at the Tower of London

On Sunday afternoon, Jess and I walked from the Museum of London (where we saw the Sherlock Exhibition, more on that soon) via Bank and to the Tower of London where we saw the poppies. The display is to mark 100 years since the start of World War I and although they are now being dismantled, but there are still more than enough to make an impact. What an impressive scene.

Part of the poppy display at the Tower of LondonIt was dark by the time we got there, which made it even more moving. And as we walked by the Thames, I was struck once again by the beauty of my home town.

The Shard on a foggy November evening
The Shard on a foggy November evening

Jess turned to me and told me how much she loved London too, and how there was nowhere else like it. She’s right.

Tower Bridge on a foggy November night
Tower Bridge on a foggy November night

More from us on London:

Harry Potter, Platform 9 3/4 and the new King’s Cross

The Drake Fun day at the Golden Hinde



13 Responses

  1. Katie

    I love the nighttime pics of the poppies, I haven’t seen any of those yet. And the tower bridge. I haven’t been to London since 2005, I really should come back… I lost all of my photos from it anyways! It’s a fabulous city!

  2. Tamara @ We3Travel

    I’ve been so moved by the photos of the poppies. It must be nice to be in London in time to see them. I really enjoyed the picture of the bridge as well. It makes me realize how long it has been since I’ve visited London (2002) and how much the skyline has changed.

  3. Kim

    Wow! I have been to London before but didn’t even know poppies would be in bloom near the Tower of London.

  4. Christine

    I just never got around to seeing the poppies which I feel a little bad about as I had plenty of opportunity. I like the sound of the Sherlock exhibition, look forward to reading more.

  5. Franglaise Mummy

    We love London so much too, for all the same reasons as you, I feel so lucky to live here and to get to experience everything that the city offers 🙂 The poppies exhibition was just outstanding.

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