Both Armistice Day (November 11) and Remembrance Sunday (November 13) take place this weekend, commemorating all who have fallen in battle. To observe both occasions, the London Eye will light up in dazzling red and green – resembling a poppy – as darkness falls this Friday and Sunday. Those at the London Eye on Remembrance Sunday will also be asked to partake in a two minute silence as a mark of respect.
Glimpse out of your flat windows, scale Primrose Hill, or get a view up close later today and on Sunday to see the spectacular lights honouring both landmark days in the calendar.
Imran Tauqir, General Manager, of the lastminute.com London Eye: “We’re proud to be lighting up the city skyline with this special poppy design honouring those whose service and sacrifice has given us so much. We hope those visiting us on the London Eye on Remembrance Sunday will come together and join us in a two minute silence to pay our deepest respects.”
Armistice Day falls on November 11 each year, and the UK observes a two-minute silence to honour everyone who passes on. Big Ben will ring out for the first time on Armistice Day in five years by striking 11 times. Remembrance Sunday takes place two days later.