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King's Cross tributes

Floral tributes at King's Cross (AFP)

7 July: One year on

We want your thoughts and comments as London marks the first anniversary since the 7 July bombings.

Londoners have been laying flowers and paying silent tributes to the 52 victims of the 7 July bombings at the four blast sites.

Later survivors and relatives of those killed will attend a public ceremony at Regent's Park, in west London, where the names of the people killed will be read out.

Two minutes silence - Russell Square, 7 July, 2006

Two minutes silence - Russell Square, 7 July, 2006

Leading the commemorations, Mayor Ken Livingstone laid flowers near the scene of one of the attacks at King's Cross at 0850 - around the time the bombs on three Tube trains went off.

At 0947 BST, he then laid flowers with bus driver George Psaradakis at Tavistock Square, the location where his number 30 bus was blown apart.

At midday the capital fell silent for two minutes, cars and buses stopped in the street, pedestrians and shoppers and bowed their heads in quiet remembrance.

Mr Livingstone told BBC News website that it was a time to remember those individuals whose lives had been ruined by the attack.

It was also a time to be proud of London's unique character, which had been a source of envy to the bombers, he said.

One year on: Your thoughts and memories

How have you been marking the anniversary? Have you been to any of the commemorative events? Or have you been stayed away from central London today?

Police at King's Cross station

Police at King's Cross station (PA)

What impact did the bombings have on your daily life? Did they change the way you travel to work or did they toughen your resolve carry on as normal?

Are community relations in the capital better or worse than a year ago?

What lessons do you think have been learned? We want your comments and your memories.

You can email them to us, join the discussion on our message board or post a comment on the form below.

(The 7 July Assistance Centre is open until 8pm on 10 July. The helpline number is 0845 054 7444.)

last updated: 01/05/2008 at 10:36
created: 03/07/2006

Have Your Say

katie clarke
i think that the 7/7 was a terrible thing and shouldn't of happendthank you for reading this

Paige & Emily
we have been learning about it at school and we really think that its unfair because it hurts so many people just because of a few selfish people..Why should we suffer?

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