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London Remembrance Gallery, City Hall

The London Remembrance Gallery, designed by GuM Studio was officially opened in November 2018 by the Mayor Sadiq Khan and marked the centenary of the end of the First World War in London. The first floor viewing gallery at City Hall was also permanently named as the London Remembrance Gallery. A large ‘Poppy Cloud’, created by Blonstein, was suspended overhead and stainless steel plaques at either end of the space, featuring the new gallery name and an extract of Laurence Binyon’s poem ‘For the Fallen’, where installed to mark the occasion.

A temporary exhibition was also designed by GuM Studio on the second floor of the City Hall, which depicts First World War stories specific to each of the 33 London Boroughs alongside 33 London Borough Crests. A specially designed wall housing 4 screens runs historic footage from British Pathé focussing on themes such as Hospitals, Social and welfare, War effort, Home and War abroad during the First World War.