- Up to four million people have already visited the poignant tribute at the Tower which will be finished on November 11
- Large crowds have packed viewing areas with visitor numbers vastly increasing this week due to half-term holiday
- Visitors have been advised to wait until next week if possible or to arrive early in the morning to avoid the crowds
- 8,000 volunteers have been placing flowers in the moat since July with the last poppy to be planted on Armistice Day
- Ceramic flowers, designed by Paul Cummins, will then be sold for £25 each raising estimated £11.2million for charity
- The 888,246 ceramic poppies each represent a soldier from the UK who was killed in conflict in the First World War
- Mr Cummins, 37, has revealed how he lost one finger and the use of another making one of the poppies for memorial
Up to four million people have already visited the Tower of London to witness the incredible sea of ceramic poppies which pay tribute to those who died fighting in the First World War.
With almost all of the 888,246 poppies now in place, the landscape of London has been dramatically transformed by the emotionally-charged Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation.
In a fortnight’s time, the magnificent tribute to the Commonwealth soldiers will be complete – each poppy a painful reminder of the monumental loss of human life suffered in the conflict.
Today, with the half-term holiday in full swing, the crowds continued to flock to the landmark – as they have done for many weeks – in awe of the creation, which is the brainchild of artist Paul Cummins and which is predicted to raise around £11.2million for charity.
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Magnificent: Millions of people have visited the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation at the Tower of London since July
Moving: Thousands of people have gathered at the moat surrounding the Tower of London to see the spectacular blanket of scarlet
Monumental: When the last ceramic poppy is planted on November 11 there will be a staggering total of 888,246 in the installation
Incredible: The emotionally-charged tribute has dramatically changed London’s landscape and the scarlet moat can be seen for miles
The view from above: An aerial view in both day and night shows the amazing memorial which has attracted millions of visitors
Packed: Visitor numbers to the Tower have vastly increased since work on the memorial began in July. Pictured: The large crowds today