Attack on London

Where the bombers struck
Transport chaos
The entire London tube network is suspended after the blasts. All zone one (central area) buses are cancelled. Many main roads in key sectors across the capital are reported to be gridlocked. Mainline train stations including Victoria and Euston are closed for part of the day. All the main airports operate normally, although security on some flights is stepped up. The Gatwick Express, Stansted Express and Heathrow Express services are suspended for a time and thousands of passengers have great difficulty making their flights. The M11 around Stansted is congested

9.17am 9.47am 8.56am
Circle line train at Edgware Road Seven dead, at least 36 injured
Explosion occurs in a six-car train as it leaves Edgware Road station. The blast blows through a wall, damaging two other trains. The nearby Hilton Metropole hotel is used as a makeshift treatment centre. Shopping trolleys full of medical supplies are seen at station. Dozens of injured are evacuated to nearby St Mary’s hospital

M25 M1 M11 Stansted

Circle line train from Liverpool Street to Aldgate Seven killed, 10 people seriously injured, 100 walking wounded
Bomb rips through second carriage of train packed with as many as 700 commuters. Explosion takes place in the tunnel 100 metres from Liverpool Street station. The device is detonated as two trains pass each other, causing carnage on both sides of the tracks. Commuters escape by smashing their ways through carriage doors using fire extinguishers

No 30 bus Tavistock Square Two confirmed dead but final toll feared to be much higher
Bomb explodes on the upstairs deck of the bus as it travels on diversion between Hackney and Marble Arch. Vehicle is packed with commuters delayed by blast at King’s Cross. Explosion takes place outside the British Medical Association’s headquarters. Facade is spattered with blood and body parts. Doctors at the association fight to save lives

Piccadilly line train from King’s Cross to Russell Square 21 confirmed dead, dozens injured
As many as 900 people are on board when explosion rips through carriage during journey between stations. The Piccadilly line is one of the deepest in London, making rescue efforts more difficult. Two makeshift mortuaries are set up at the nearby Royal National Hotel and Holiday Inn in Bloomsbury. There are reports of passengers trapped in the carriages hours after the blast


M4 Heathrow

City airport


Gatwick M25

St John's Wood

Royal Free hospital


Stock Exchange EUSTON
KING’S CROSS Remains open but takes action - asking traders to switch off certain electronic trading systems



Great Ormond Street RUSSELL hospital



Old Bailey
All trials suspended at Old Bailey for first time in living memory MOORGATE


St Mary’s hospital


University hospital

Royal London hospital


Key to tube lines Central line District line Circle line Piccadilly line



QE2 Centre
The multi-agency media centre in Westminster will be the focal point for all press briefings about the attacks

CHARING CROSS Houses of Parliament Security WATERLOO is stepped
up and antiterrorism measures including security walls and more rigorous visitor checks are in place

Buckingham Palace
Israeli Embassy Police with machine guns and army personnel seal off the palace and cordon off the area

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Guy's and St Thomas' hospital

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St Mary's hospital, Paddington
Receives 36 casualties, six critically injured, 17 seriously injured and 13 with minor injuries. Serious wounds include lacerations. Others suffer from smoke inhalation

The Royal Free, Hampstead,
59 casualties suffering fractures, smoke inhalation, open wounds and burns. 12 people admitted. One in intensive care. Injured include a four-year-old boy and a child aged 10 or 11

University College hospital
University College placed on major incident alert at 9.30am and the first casualty is brought in 15 minutes later. 58 people treated, 27 admissions and nine or 10 classed as seriously injured.

Great Ormond Street Children's hospital
The canteen is turned into a makeshift accident and emergency room. Treats 22 adults of whom 18 are admitted for blast injuries. Of those, two are undergoing surgery and one is admitted to the children's intensive care ward

Guy's and St Thomas' hospital
Treats 21 patients, three of them critically injured. Seven sustained major injuries and 11 minor. Injuries range from smoke inhalation and burns to serious limb and chest injuries. All patients are adults; eight female and 13 male

Royal London hospital, Whitechapel
Convoy of four buses ferries up to 183 patients to the hospital. Eight critically injured, including one in cardiac arrest. Six people operated on. One person later died. 123 discharged within hours. Victims suffer injuries to limbs, and smoke inhalation

The emergency services
Although 1,500 Met police officers in Scotland for G8 summit, 31,000 officers are in London. Fire Brigade says 200 firefighters in 40 fire engines attend the incidents. Ambulance service calls in vehicles from outside capital

Cordon is placed around Buckingham Palace. Queen releases message of shock and support for families of injured and bereaved from Windsor Castle. Israeli embassy declares state of emergency. All trials suspended at Old Bailey

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