London to hold series of commemorative events

Tuesday 30th June 2015 11:51 EDT

Authorities in London are putting together the final plans for a series of commemorative events for the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 bombings.

- Tavistock Square memorial lecture: Tessa Jowell – will give the annual Tavistock Memorial lecture to mark the anniversary of the bombings. Organisers at the Tavistock Memorial Trust are also hoping to reach its £100,000 target to build a permanent memorial in Tavistock Square. So far the charity has raised £36,000.

- St Paul's service: The survivors and the families of the victims have been invited to attend a service of commemoration in St Paul’s Cathedral at 11am on the day. Staff from TfL, the Metropolitan Police, London Fire Brigade, the London Ambulance Service, British Transport Police and the City of London Police, will also attend. London mayor Boris Johnson and Prince Andrew are expected to join as well.

- One minute's silence: The entire country is being invited to hold one minute's silence at 11:30am to reflect on the anniversary.  

- Hyde Park memorial: On the same day a memorial will be held in Hyde Park at 2:30pm. This event is open to the general public, except few areas will be reserved for the survivors and the victims’ families.

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