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Safety in London

Many of the issues regarding safety in London are the same as in other major cities around the world. We are happy to offer guidance about individual concerns and support is available through our Student Services and KCLSU teams. There are also external sources of news, help and guidance about general safety matters.

General safety tips

  • Tell someone, a friend or flat mate for example, where you are going.

  • Plan your route home before going out.

  • Carry enough money for a taxi home.

  • Think twice about letting a stranger buy you a drink and never leave your drink unattended.

  • Never travel in unlicensed minicabs. Find a taxi near where you are by texting 'Home' to 60835 and the phone numbers for two local licensed minicab operators are sent to your mobile phone.  The service is provided by Transport for London and can be used in any part of London, 24 hours a day.

  • Be careful at cashpoints and always keep your pin code hidden.

  • Watch your possessions at all times.

  • Avoid walking in unlit areas and taking short cuts through dark alleys or parks - take the bus instead.

  • Look confident and purposeful when out walking.

Useful information about safety is available from the following sources:

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