Arsenal support London Poppy Day
Arsenal support London Poppy Day

Arsene Wenger and Mikel Arteta’s voices can be heard today at Arsenal, Holloway Road and Finsbury Park underground stations in support of the Royal British Legion’s London Poppy Day.

They are amongst twenty famous voices including Barbara Windsor, Brian Blessed , Joanna Lumley and Stephen Fry which will be heard at over 60 London Underground stations, all London buses and Network Rail mainline stations today.

London Poppy Day is part of the national appeal to raise money to support Armed Forces families.

To mark the centenary of the First World War, TfL has created a special poppy design with the line from the famous First World War poem by John McCrae, ‘In Flanders fields the poppies blow’.

Poppies will be displayed on all Tube and Docklands Light Railway trains, the Emirates Air Line cabins and Trams.

Two Tube trains, one on the Metropolitan line and one on the Circle line, a London Overground train and 10 London buses will also be completely wrapped in the design.

Two special 3D poppy bus shelters carrying the design will be located outside the Royal Albert Hall and South Kensington Tube station and the design will also be featured on 2,000 limited edition Tube maps.

Passengers will also notice that some London Underground stations and Network Rail stations have been decorated in special poppy livery.

There will also be special performances across the transport network on London Poppy Day by magicians, buskers, bands and choirs.