Is it safe to travel to London? How to stay safe while visiting the capital – BT

Following the devastating events in Westminster yesterday, the Met Police have issued the following advice to visitors to the capital.

“We’re asking people to avoid the following areas: Parliament Square, Whitehall, Westminster Bridge, Lambeth Bridge, Victoria Street up to the junction with Broadway and the Victoria Embankment up to Embankment tube station,” they wrote on their website.

“This is to allow the emergency services to deal with the ongoing incident.

“Officers – including firearms officers – remain on the scene and we’re treating this as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise.”

While the current threat level of terrorism to the UK is considered ‘severe’ – and has been since May 2016 – however scary, the threat of terror shouldn’t dissuade those who live and work in London from going about their daily activities, nor should it put off visitors from daytripping to the capital.

However, the Metropolitan Police note on their website that “crowded places, economic, government, travel, military, aviation, and iconic sites are all seen as potential targets for terrorists”, and in London especially, these are difficult to avoid.

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