Ahead of London Poppy Day on Thursday, The Royal British Legion and Canary Wharf have commissioned the UK’s first Remembrance Art Trail.
Created by British artist Mark Humphrey, the trail consists of seven art installations dotted around the area, each telling visual stories of the sacrifices made by Armed Forces through their service.
The pieces were installed by serving and former members of the Armed Forces and the Royal Engineers, using material salvaged from military sources and using some military manufacturing techniques aim to encourage personal reflection and contemplation.
Open to the public daily, the trail can be explored in any order - so pick a starting spot that’s best for you. Visitors are encouraged to make a small donation to charity, be sure to take some change along with you.
The art trail will be open until Sunday 13 November, when the nation will take part in a two minute silence.
Here’s a guide to give you a full outlook of the entire trial so you know what to expect:
1. Lost Armies at Jubilee Park - a work about remembering the fallen and their sacrifices made, for all countries that fought for the British Armed Forces dedicated to The Not Forgotten Association.
2. Boots on the Ground at Westferry Circus – a work about the spirit and soul of the British Armed Forces
3. ANA (Army, Navy & Airforce) Triptych at Jubilee Plaza – a work about abstract poppy forms explored within military transport parts of the British Armed Forces
4. Fallen Soldiers at Reuters Plaza – a work about remembering our servicemen and women during all conflicts
5. Point of Everyman’s Land at Jubilee Place (lower level) – a work about war in time and space, moments of battle, peace and the point of Remembrance
6. Lost Soldiers at Adams Plaza – a work about healing, remembering and forgiveness
7. Brothers in Arms at Cabot Place – a work about human sacrifice, comradeship and remembrance for all military conflicts