How are we keeping you safe?
The City of London is committed to keeping its visitors safe.
Our trained security stewards and front of house team will welcome you and be on hand across our sites throughout to ensure a safe and enjoyable event for all.
We work closely with the City of London Police and emergency services to ensure our security procedures are up to date and following best practice. We also engage with the City of London Police on Project Servator and continuously focus on delivering safe and secure environments for our events.
CCTV operates throughout the City of London to assist in the prevention and detection of crime, to aid public safety, and assist with management of the public highway.
What can you do to help keep everyone safe?
We remind all visitors that you have an important role to play by reporting anything that doesn't feel right, for example, an unattended item or someone acting suspiciously.
If you see anything concerning, please tell a member of our staff who are positioned at the performance and Marketplace sites. We will always take your concerns seriously.
Please cooperate fully with all security checks and support these vital members of our team as they carry out important work to keep us all safe.
Find out more about #BeSafeBeSound.
Evening & Nighttime Welfare Hub
The Eastern City Business Improvement District has announced an extensive new night safety medical support programme to assist the City of London Police and London Ambulance Service with the aim of keeping revellers safe over the festive period.
Over November and December, from Wednesdays through to Saturdays between the hours of 6pm to 2am, the EC BID will sponsor and pay for a pilot four-part programme to help ensure that the public’s experience of the Eastern City is positive and safe, while also supporting pubs, clubs and restaurants and easing the pressure of the emergency services.
These additional support initiatives include:
- A Welfare Hub. This will operate in the church hall of St Botolph’s Without Bishopsgate and will serve as a welfare unit where the public can receive medical treatment, charge their phones, have a hot drink and wait for further assistance if needed. This hub will be staffed by a team of two medics and police officers.
- A First Response patrol vehicle. This will be staffed by a first responder and emergency care assistant and patrol the area. Connected by phone to local licenced premises, the police and private security teams, they will be able to respond to calls for assistance or proactively intervene where they find vulnerable, intoxicated or injured members of the public.
- First Response trained cyclists. They will use bicycles to travel around the footprint ready to respond to any member of the public in difficulty.
- Additional Training for staff of Licenced Premises. In partnership with other City BIDS, the Safer Business Network will deliver a series of Welfare and Vulnerability Engagement training to staff of licenced premises in the EC BID footprint.