The Shrouds of the Somme

‘The Shrouds of the Somme’
After the popularity of the famous ‘Poppies’ installation in the moat of the Tower of London in 2014, Shrouds of the Somme will mark the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War 1.

The London Olympic Park

Thursday 8 November – Sunday 18 November 2018 (10am – 7pm)
An extraordinarily powerful piece of commemorative art will mark the centenary of the end of the First World War in 2018. The enormous scale of the Shrouds of the Somme brings a genuine sense of the true cost of the conflict, whilst remembering those who gave their all as individual men. This will be an event of international importance which will resonate around the world. Artist Rob Heard is hand stitching and binding calico shrouds for 72,396 figures representing Commonwealth servicemen killed at the Somme who have no known grave, many of whose bodies were never recovered and whose names are engraved on the Thiepval Memorial. Each figure is a human form, individually shaped, shrouded and made to a name. They will be laid out shoulder to shoulder in hundreds of rows filling an area of over 4000sqm.

“Shrouds of the Somme’’ will be a fitting and powerful tribute to the bravery and selflessness of the thousands killed and affected by the conflict”

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 2A on the South Lawn, next to the ArcelorMittal Orbit.

Why not follow your visit to the Olympic Park with a visit to the Imperial War Museum?

Double Tree by Hilton, London Excel

London Docklands
The DoubleTree by Hilton London ExCel is located on the banks of the Thames and enjoys stunning river views from its position in the historic Royal Docks, a few minutes' walk from Prince Regent Station on the DLR. All bedrooms, many of which have balconies and river views, are spacious with modern decor, TVs, hairdryers and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a smart, relaxed feel, with a restaurant enjoying stunning views over the river and a spacious, comfortable bar area where you can relax with a drink after a busy day out.

Double Tree by Hilton London ExCel

London Docklands

1 Night Bed and Breakfast

Dates Available:
Sun 11/11/18
Twin from £35pp

Single Supplement £30

Thu 8/11/18
Fri 9/11/18
Sat 10/11/18
Fri 16/11/18
Sat 17/11/18
Twin from £41pp

Single Supplement £35

Single Supplement:£
Supplement for dinner: £

• Full cooked English breakfast
• Shrouds of the Somme Exhibition (Free entry)
• Coach parking is on-site and free of charge

Supplement for a three-course dinner from £23.50
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Features of this tour

  • Entry to the ‘Shrouds of the Somme Exhibition’ which is free of charge