London Assembly Members will join millions of people across the capital in observing a two minutes silence to remember the victims of last July’s London bombings.
At noon a nationwide two-minute silence will be held followed by a commemorative event to take place at 6pm in Queen Mary’s Gardens, Regent’s Park.
Members of the public are invited to attend the commemoration which will include readings by family members and the reading of names of the 52 who lost their lives.
The 30 minute service includes performances by the London Gospel Choir including the songs ‘Something Inside So Strong’ and ‘Lean on Me’. Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell, who is responsible for the aftercare of victims of major disasters, will open and close the service.
Throughout the day the public will be able to add a flower to the floral tribute, which will be completed by families, survivors and their guests after the service.
Commenting on the anniversary, London Assembly Chairman Brian Coleman said: “Today we all share a small part of the sorrow and grief felt by those bereaved or injured by the four indiscriminate attacks on London.
But we can also share pride in the way Londoners responded to those attacks, both on the day and in the year since. Our city has once again proved that its compassion and dignity are underpinned by a determination not to be cowed by wanton acts of terrorism.”
The 7 July Assistance Centre helpline – 0845 054 7444 – is available to provide advice and support to anyone who is affected by, or distressed by, the events of 7 July or the anniversary.