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London Regional Counter Terrorism Protective Security Incident Update

Here is the latest update from TIER (Tourism Industry Emergency Response) on the London attack:

  • The three attackers have now all been named by police as Khuram Shazad Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba.

  • Four of those killed in the attack have been named: Australian Kirsty Boden, Canadian national Chrissy Archibald, James McMullan, from Hackney, and French national Alexandre Pigeard.

  • Investigations into the attack are still underway.

  • Borough Market and Southwark Cathedral in London remain closed today (Wednesday 7 June). London Bridge rail and tube stations have both reopened for entry and exit.

  • The threat level to the United Kingdom from international terrorism remains at SEVERE.

  • The public will notice a visible armed and unarmed police presence in London, especially in crowded places and in transport hubs.

  • Barriers have been installed on London Bridge and, on Monday, three central London bridges - Westminster, Lambeth and Waterloo - had barriers put in place by the Metropolitan Police in a bid to stop vehicles from mounting the pavement

Our thoughts and sympathies are with those people affected by the latest incident at London Bridge.

London is open and running as normal, and people are enjoying our unbeatable array of museums, restaurants, shops and theatres.

London is still one of the safest big cities in the world.

It is impossible to predict the full impact on tourism following the weekend’s terrible events, however, industry data covering the two months following the Westminster attack shows that bookings to London are up 6.7%, compared to the same period last year. This gives us confidence that Londoners and visitors are resilient, and that visitors will stand by the city and our values.

Tourists have never been more important and welcome in London.

Theatre Workout delivered three workshops on Sunday 4th, and we have approximately 75 schools taking part in our workshops before the end of the summer term. While we encourage vigilance, we encourage visitors to make the most of this great city.

Advice for visitors

  • Museums, theatres, restaurants, hotels, attractions and shops across London and Britain are open as usual and airports, ports and public transport are operating normal services. It is always good practice to call ahead or check the attraction websites before visiting as summer schedules can vary.

  • The UK police and security and intelligence services are doing everything possible to keep the public safe. The public is asked to remain calm and alert.

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