Poppies London



In the summer of 2014, the world marked the 100th Anniversary of The First World War. Inspired by this significant event in history and as an act of both remembrance and respect, a vibrant art installation burst into life above the thousands of shoppers at Intu Lakeside. Over three thousand iconic Poppies hung in the main atrium and without a shadow of a doubt this magnificent design was guaranteed to move each and every spectator with its symbolic meaning.

Poppies Hanging

Bringing the community together in acknowledgement of this historical anniversary, Intu Lakeside ran a poetry competition in conjunction with local schools. The winning poems were printed onto hundreds of the poppies that formed part of the vast commemorative installation, adding a personalised and thoughtful touch.