Remembrance Day is coming up, and London will once again honour those who fell in battle with a display of poppies. TfL have already got in on the action, by decorating a swathe of Tube stations with poppy roundels in recognition of The Royal British Legion’s London Poppy Day.
Where can you see the poppy Tube roundels?
The iconic tube roundels have blanketed multiple stations in the past, and this year they’re going big once more with 15 stations (10 Underground, five Overground) and six bus routes undergoing the makeover. If you fancy spotting them, they’re at – deep breath – Baker Street, Balham, Bethnal Green, Bounds Green, Canary Wharf, Colindale, Hackney Downs, King’s Cross, London Bridge, Shepherd’s Bush, Hoxton, Tower Hill, Westminster, and Hatch End.
As mentioned, Roundels aren’t the only TfL property getting a rebrand. You’ll also catch sight of poppies whizzing around London in the form of the redecorated London buses, which are the 6, 26, 40, 52, 94 and 111 routes.
Those travelling on the Tube also might hear a recognisable voice over the tannoy system. Jools Holland has spoken in a specially pre-recorded message to encourage people to donate. Plus, on November 2, you might catch sight of Britain’s Got Talent winner Lance Corporal of Horse Richard Jones, who is performing a magic show to encourage donations.
Volunteers have been out fundraising across the transport network, with over 2,000 volunteers (many from the Royal Navy, Army, and RAF) across 50 stations selling poppies and fundraising. These donations, which can now be collected via contactless methods, go towards helping the RBL to support critical support to veterans and members of the armed service.
Remembrance Day falls on Saturday, November 11 and, as always, TFL will fall silent at 11am to remember those who lost their lives while fighting for their country.
Also published on Medium.