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Personal Safety

London is a great place to live and study but, like other major cities around the world, there are things you can do to stay safe.  The College provides guidance which you can find here: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/london/safety.aspx

The Students' Union at King's also offer advice and further information on any concerns you may have.  You should also look at the advice from the Suzy Lamplugh Trust "Staying Safe in London".

Some pointers to staying safe in the city:

  • Always tell a friend where you are going
  • Avoid, where possible, walking home late at night alone
  • Always use a licensed taxi or minicab.  London black taxis are licensed.  to be absolutely sure look for the white plate with the license number either behind the driver's seat as you get in or on the back of the cab above the number plate
  • Use 'Cabwise', as service to help you identify licensed cabs in your area.  Text 'CAB' to 60835 and they will use your GPS to text you your two nearest minicab numbers and one black cab number
  • Always keep your room secure and valuables locked up
  • Be careful at cash points and always keep your pin code hidden
  • Report cases of harassment, crime or other incidents immediately to the security staff at the College
  • Be aware of your surroundings when you are using your mobile phone

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