Barbara Windsor opens London Poppy Day 2015 in Covent Garden with members of the RAF

London Poppy Day

Each year we invite everyone in the capital to join in our London Poppy Day - the largest and most ambitious one-day street collecting event of its kind.

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On Thursday 1 November some of London’s famous faces (and voices) will be supporting The Royal British Legion’s London Poppy Day in a bid to raise over £1 million for The Royal British Legion, making it the largest one-day street collection of its kind in the UK.

With loads of events, displays and general activities to get involved with across the capital, London Poppy Day offers something for everyone:


On the street

Come and meet around 2,000 collectors including uniformed personnel from the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their supporters.

Train stations

Head to the capital's major train stations to watch performances from top military bands and listen out for celebrity announcements across the city’s transport network.


Live updates throughout the day will feature our Twitter and Instagram accounts using #PoppyAppeal.

You can play your part by getting involved in the special activities across London, wearing your Royal British Legion poppy and giving generously!  

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