7/7 Bombings

It’s is easy to think that America has been the only victim of terrorist attacks after 9/11 but on 7 July 2007, four suicide bombers set off 4 bombs and 52 people killed and over 700 injured in central London.

This was the deadliest terrorist attack in the United Kingdom since the Lockerbie bombings and deadliest bombing since WWII. It also killed more people than any single attack by the IRA (Irish Republican Army). I will write more about the IRA when I read up on it but the Irish pubs in Boston and New York channeled money over to the IRA which supported The Troubles.

One bomb went off on the underground (tube) just as it left the Liverpool Street station near the Monument to the Great Fire 1666. Another at Edgeware Road Station near Madame Tussauds and one that was between King’s Cross and Russell Square. The final bomb went off on a double decker bus in Tavistock Square, near King’s Cross.

Two weeks later on 21 July 2005, a second series of bombings took part on the London underground. However, none of the main detonators went off so luckily no one was killed. All of the failed suicide bombers escaped but were later arrested.

Although it was not on the same level of devastation, the British have also been targets for terrorism. They are also fighting alongside our troops. Please take a moment on this day in memory of all innocent victims of terrorism.

For more details, please visit this site.

Note: This was written before the recent attacks in Europe in 2016-2017. I am aware that people are more informed about things like this due to the growth of social media.
All the Best!

American to Britain


  1. Hi, I have stumbled into your site, which is lovely, but I am genuinely puzzled by your post above and felt I had to comment on it. Your acknowledgement of 7/7 is appreciated, but are there REALLY people out there that think America is the only victim of terrorist attacks? If so, where have they been for the last 60 years? Everyone of course acknowledges the truly hideous nature of 9/11, but most of my American friends are tuned into attacks all over the world before and since then. I'm no expert, but these evil acts seem to be an almost daily occurrence in Iraq and Afghanistan, killing and maiming thousands. In the UK of course there have been more recent attacks than those that took place 10 years ago, not least the ones this year in Manchester, on London Bridge and Westminster; then there's Paris, Brussels, Berlin. Sorry - and I do appreciate your sentiments - but surely people are more up to date than you suggest.

  2. Mike- thanks for your visit. I have annual posts so this one I schedule to be posted every year. So this was written before the recent events that you mentioned. I agree with you that they are more aware than they used to be. Most don't know about the 7/7 bombings which is why I have this post on this day. But your comment was useful to me to update it before I have it post again next year. Thanks for stopping by!


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