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GUIDELINES FOR TOURISTS IN LONDON


BEWARE OF LEAVING DRINKS UNATTENDED

Take care as you could become a victim of a predator drug.

Be especially careful when drinking in the West End of London.

Always be with a trusted friend.

Never let a drink be left unattended.

If it has been unattended throw it away, never take a chance.


Most crimes of this nature go unreported.

Police resources are too limited to be able to investigate such crimes.

Tourists should be aware that it is their responsibility to avoid becoming a victim.

The predator drug causes memory loss for 3 or 4 hours allowing criminals to rob or rape their victims.


TAKE CARE AGAINST THIEVES AND FRAUDSTERS

Do not give money to beggars or those on the streets.

Tourists are advised not to give money to beggars or those on the streets. Fraudsters try to get money from tourists by false claims of hardship. Giving money to people begging on the streets increases social problems in London, and helps drug traffickers.


GIVE TO CHARITIES NOT BEGGARS.

Tourists who wish to help the poor in London should give to registered charities who are working to solve the social problems in London.


LONDON CITY MISSION

London City Mission works all over London.

Homeless in London


SALVATION ARMY

The Salvation Army has 12 Social Service Centres (hostels, drop-ins and detox unit), and 3 Emergency vehicles in Central London.


Be on the guard against pickpockets when visiting London.

1. Use common sense at all times.

2. Be careful on London Transport, and in busy crowded areas.

3. Be careful using cash machines. Do not allow anyone to distract you during a transaction. When you put your card in the machine cover the slot with your hand until card is returned. Ignore anyone who tries to get your attention until you have your card, your money, and your receipt safely in your hand.

4. Be careful with belongings. Do not put handbags on the floor.

5. Keep a record of card numbers and bank phone numbers to inform bank of lost or stolen cards.