London open thread

by Henry on July 7, 2005

May be a good idea to have a thread for announcements from anyone who either (a) is in London, has friends who are likely to read CT, and wants to reassure people that they’re safe, or (b) has a friend in London whom they have news of.



Ted 07.07.05 at 11:42 am

From Pandagon:


The British Transport Police has set up a telephone number for those concerned about a friend or relative. The telephone number is +44 (0) 20 8358 0101.

The Metropolitan Police also have a general hotline number set up; this is 020 7766 6020 (UK), or +44 20 7766 6020 (international).

The United States State Department has also set up a telephone hotline for US citizens with relatives or friends in the area. This number is +1 888 407 4747 (toll free in the United States).

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has set up an Emergency Hotline on 1800 002 214 and a website to be used if people are unable to directly contact their family or friends in the UK.

The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs has also set up a tollfree emergency hotline on 1800 242 548 for those in Ireland seeking news of friends and relatives in London.

The BBC has just shown a new hotline number: 0870 1566 344

Please don’t call these numbers or visit these websites if you do not have a genuine enquiry, they are extremely congested. This will give priority to concerned family and friends.


r@d@r 07.07.05 at 12:41 pm

any volunteer organizations or aid agencies you can suggest for those of us across the water who want to help?


Michael Otsuka 07.07.05 at 1:12 pm

Brian Leiter has a thread with reports from and about philosophers and legal scholars living in London:


Michael Otsuka 07.07.05 at 1:19 pm

Here’s the clickable link to the page I mention above.


Aaron 07.07.05 at 5:06 pm

FOR CANADIANS: 1-800-387-3124. Phone this Foreign Affairs Hotline.

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