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Safety and security

Tips and advice to help you stay safe during your trip

By international standards, Britain is a safe country with low rates of street crime and violence. 为了更好地确保您在旅途中的人身安全,在此提供以下安全指南。

Most of these tips are common sense, and you probably practise them in your own country, but they can make a real difference.


In an emergency that requires ambulance, police or fire services dial 999 from any telephone. 非紧急情况者,请与当地警察局取得联系。


We strongly advise that you take out adequate insurance before you leave to cover you for any health and medical issues, and also for theft or damage to your belongings.


Using public transport & taxis

  • 避免独自在汽车站及火车站台等车。
  • On a double-decker bus, sit downstairs where the driver can see you.
  • 避免独自坐在火车或地铁的空车厢里。
  • Check the time of the last train, bus or tube back to your accommodation.
  • 不要靠近铁轨,非常危险。
  • 务必乘坐合法运营的出租车——查看出租车是否拥有合法车牌。
  • Minicabs that stop in the street may be cheaper, but they are not as safe as those you arrange over the phone.
  • 如在乘车途中需要紧急救援,请拨打 英国交通警察署 免费电话 0800 40 50 40。

Be safe on the streets

  • 沿着行人道肩与车流方向逆向行走。
  • 过马路时注意两边的车辆——注意:英国车辆靠左行使。
  • Never carry large amounts of money with you, but always make sure you have enough for a phone call and a bus or taxi home.
  • 请将手提包和随身物品置于你视线所及的范围之内。
  • Avoid using cash machines at night or in isolated places, and always be aware of people around you.
  • Try not to display expensive items like laptops, mobile phones and jewellery.
  • Avoid confrontation – if you are harassed, try to remove yourself from the situation.
  • If you think you are being followed, find the nearest public place and ask for assistance.

At your accommodation

  • 贵重物品不要留在屋内。
  • 外出时要锁好门窗。
  • 确保屋内装有烟雾探测器和警报设备。
  • 外出时要关掉各种电气开关(冰箱除外)。
  • When you arrive at your accommodation, familiarise yourself with the fire exits, assembly points and the location of fire extinguishers.
  • 确保住宿提供方您提供关于紧急疏散的信息

For more information on personal safety when visiting the UK see the Metropolitan Police website.

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