Good Morning, London

By sizemore Last edited 156 months ago
Good Morning, London

Here at Londonist we're still piecing together everything that happened yesterday, still sorting through our email, speaking to the press and keeping an eye on the news.

We will of course be keeping you updated on the hunt for the people responsible for yesterday's attack and keeping you abreast of the latest travel news.

Just like the rest of London we'll also be dusting ourselves off and doing what we'd normally do on any other Friday. That means we'll carry on bringing you our usual nonsense about movies, music, events and other news in and around and about the capital.

We'd just like to thank everyone who emailed, rang and left comments yesterday. People living here somehow found the time to let us know that we were doing a good job and that means us a lot to us. People outside of London reminded us that we were offering an important service once the regular news websites began to load slowly under the strain. The international response was staggering and long after we'd stopped posting the comments kept coming in.

We work for Londonist for the same reasons that you read it: we fucking love London.

We'll get back to business as usual now but we didn't have time to quote Ken yesterday and that's something we'd like to fix right now:

In the days that follow look at our airports, look at our sea ports and look at our railway stations and, even after your cowardly attack, you will see that people from the rest of Britain, people from around the world will arrive in London to become Londoners and to fulfil their dreams and achieve their potential.

They choose to come to London, as so many have come before because they come to be free, they come to live the life they choose, they come to be able to be themselves. They flee you because you tell them how they should live. They don't want that and nothing you do, however many of us you kill, will stop that flight to our city where freedom is strong and where people can live in harmony with one another. Whatever you do, however many you kill, you will fail.

Last Updated 08 July 2005