Ten years after the London 7/7 bombings killed 52 people in the British capital, residents of the city are being asked to ‘Walk Together’ in remembrance of the victims. Commuters are encouraged to exit public transport a stop early and walk to their destination, to remember those who lost their lives when three Tube stations and a bus were bombed on July 7, 2005.
The ‘Walk Together’ initiative is the brainchild of the think-tank British Future, aimed at remembering the hours following the attacks, when thousands walked through London’s streets after public transport services shut down. Events are also taking place throughout the capital city on Tuesday.
Prince William is expected to attend a service in Hyde Park, with police, ambulance and fire crews laying wreaths at the site.
St. Paul’s Cathedral hosted a service attended by the families of those who died, as well as many who were injured. A minute’s silence was marked by a flood of petals falling from the dome, and four candles lit to remember the four bombing sites. London Underground trains came to a halt at 11:30am local time, allowing passengers a minute of silence. The minute of silence was also observed at Wimbledon.