Brian Blessed, and others, will be making tube station announcements on Thursday (29th Oct) as part of this year’s British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

London Poppy Day is part of the national Poppy Appeal that aims to raise as much money as possible in a single day to support the whole Armed Forces community.

In addition, two Circle line Tube trains have been wrapped in the poppy livery, as well as nine London buses. All London Underground, London Overground and DLR trains will also have poppies on the front and back of every train.

King’s Cross, Canary Wharf, Tottenham Court Road, Liverpool Street, Westminster and Waterloo Tube stations will also be dressed in the poppy design in support of the appeal.

Poplar station on the DLR will also be partially branded in the famous poppies.

Military bands will play at selected locations.

On London Poppy Day, there will be around 2,500 uniformed personnel, veterans and volunteers collecting at around 50 Tube and main line stations. This year also marks the 92nd year of the London Transport Old Comrades Association, who will continue the tradition of marching alongside the Armed Forces and laying a wreath at the Cenotaph in the Annual Remembrance Sunday parade on 8 November.

London’s bus staff were given the right to march by King George V who granted this honour to the staff of the London General Omnibus Company in 1920, in recognition of the services rendered by the men who drove buses to the front line in France and Belgium from 1914-1918.

The celebrities whose voices will be heard across the transport network in support of The Royal British Legion’s campaign are:

Brian Blessed Hyde Park Corner, Green Park, Vauxhall, Embankment, Blackfriars, Angel, Kilburn, Rayners Lane
Marcus Bentley
(Voice of Big Brother)
Euston, Aldgate, Moorgate
Danny Dyer Charing Cross, Shepherds Bush, Piccadilly Circus, Stratford, West Ham, Canning Town, Waterloo, Tramlink
Jo Brand Brixton, Borough, Paddington, Old Street, Canning Town, Stratford
Peter Dickson Oxford Circus, Ealing Broadway, Stockwell, Temple
Stephen Fry London Bridge, Canary Wharf, Leytonstone, Oval, Leicester Square
Sir Derek Jacobi Chalk Farm, Knightsbridge, Theydon Bois, Tottenham Hale
Ian Lavender Liverpool Street
Trevor Nelson Barbican, St James’s Park, Victoria, Clapham North, Cannon Street, Tower Hill, Bond Street
Barbara Windsor Westminster, Great Portland Street, Baker Street, Bank/ Monument, Covent Garden, Westminster, Oval
Arsene Wenger (Arsenal FC)  Arsenal, Finsbury Park, Highbury & Islington, Holloway Road, Caledonian Road, Tottenham Hale
John Terry (Chelsea FC) Fulham Broadway, West Brompton, Earls Court
Charlie Austin (QPR) Wood Lane, White City, Latimer Road, Ladbroke Grove
Chris Ramsey (QPR) Wood Lane, White City, Latimer Road, Ladbroke Grove
Jamie O’Hara (Fulham FC)  Putney Bridge, Hammersmith, Parson’s Green
Ben Pringle (Fulham FC) Putney Bridge, Hammersmith, Parson’s Green
Harry Kane (Spurs) Tottenham Court Road, White Hart Lane, Seven Sisters, Tottenham Hale
Ryan Mason (Spurs) Tottenham Court Road, White Hart Lane, Seven Sisters, Tottenham Hale
Mark Noble (West Ham) West Ham, Upton Park, East Ham, Plaistow



Tagged with: ,
One comment on “Brian Blessed to make tube station announcements
  1. I heard Brian Blessed at Vauxhall today – it would have been difficult not to, to be honest, they had the volume up so loud. But not a poppy-seller to be seen at any of the three stations I used….. sigh…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *