The Field of Remembrance
Visit the field of scarlet poppies and memorials which will blanket the Abbey’s grounds this November to remember loved ones lost serving in the Armed Forces.
Now in its 95th year, the Field of Remembrance has been held every November since 1928 when The Poppy Factory brought a group of disabled veterans, a tray of poppies and a collecting tin to the grounds of St Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey.
Only a handful of poppies were planted around a single cross, but it began a tradition that has grown over the decades and now tens of thousands of poppies on wooden crosses and tributes are planted every year.
Everyone is welcome to visit the Field of Remembrance at the following times:
- Thursday 9th November, 1:00pm until 6:00pm
- Daily from Friday 10th - Sunday 19th November, 9:30am until 6:00pm.
Entry is via the West Gate on the North Green.
Booking is not required.
Remembrance Sunday service
The annual Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving will be held in the Abbey at 10:30am on Sunday 12th November. Find out more about the service.