For a city of its size and population – more than 8 million people – the level of crime in London is relatively low.
In South Kensington – where our main campus is located – the streets are well paved and well lit, and the public areas are well maintained. We have our own Security Service within the College who are dedicated to making our campuses safe places to live and work. We have:
- campus-wide CCTV, monitored live by our 24-hour control room staff
- access control in all buildings and residences
- an emergency response team on standby at all time
We also work closely with police liaison officers to deliver safety briefings throughout the year and personal safety campaigns with Imperial College Union.
In the UK, the emergency assistance number is 999.