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Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM
London is a very safe city. With a rating of 77% The United Kingdom, is ranked 33th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous countries.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : HIGH
As a top touristic destination, there is a high pickpocket risk in London, especially on crowded Tube (subway) or Buses. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed.
MUGGING RISK : MEDIUM
London is an averagely safe city regarding the chances of being mugged. Be aware of dangerous zones by asking local advice. In the tube, never take an empty carriage at night.
SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
There are a lot of scammers and con-artists trying to take advantage of tourists, particularly in large cities and around major landmarks in London. Be aware of “gold ring” tricks, fake petitions, groups of teenagers acting strangely or trying to distract you; and people offering help with your luggage.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM
There might be some risk while taking public transport in London, and fake taxis can be an issue sometimes (never take one).
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
There are no natural hazards in London.
TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM
London has not recently been targeted by terrorist attacks, but it is best to stay alert.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
London is generally very safe for women travelers.