Safety in London

Look right when crossing the street (Photo by Mirkuz)
Look right when crossing the street

Staying safe on a London vacation

London is a friendly city to its visitors, and in heavily touristy areas you may feel safer than you do in your own hometown.

Even formerly seedy SoHo is full-blown tourist-friendly now.

Areas where you may find yourself feeling a bit uneasy—Tottenham, South London, Hackney—lie far beyond central London.

Even so, London is a very large city, so you are wise to take general precautions to prevent being targeted by thieves or pickpockets.

Frankly, you're far more at risk of getting hit by a car—not because London drivers are reckless, but because folks from right-drive countries unconsciously look the wrong way before stepping off the curb. » more

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