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A little local know-how goes a long way in London. Here you will find all the essential advice and information you will need during your stay.

Personal Security

Pickpockets work crowded tourist areas. Use your common sense and be alert to your surroundings. If you are unfortunate enough to have anything stolen, report the crime as soon as possible to the nearest police station. Get a copy of the crime report in order to claim on your insurance.

Contact your embassy if you have your passport stolen, or in the event of a serious crime or accident.

Health

For minor ailments go to a pharmacy or chemist. These are plentiful throughout the city; chains such as Boots and Superdrug have branches ...

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