At London City Airport, we put your safety first.

To help us keep the airport safe for all passengers, please report anything you find unusual or suspicious – no matter how minor it might seem. Let us know immediately and we’ll investigate.

Call 0800 789 321 or report it at

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Airport security is about more than x-raying bags

You’re probably familiar with the usual security screening processes as you arrive and depart. We also work closely with partners, airlines, staff and the wider community to run a safe airport, using the latest security equipment and techniques (some of which you may not notice).

Metropolitan Police at London City Airport

The Metropolitan Police operates Project Servator at LCY to deter and detect a range of crimes, including terrorism. This can involve intelligence-led, highly visible armed police patrolling the airport, as well as the use of vehicle checkpoints and police assets such as dogs. Please don’t be surprised if you see them while you’re here.

The Metropolitan Police team regularly briefs staff and businesses around the airport on what to look out for and how to report anything suspicious. They’re happy to chat to passengers to explain what they do – feel free to ask.

Our Project Servator team also partners with other forces, so you may see City of London Police and British Transport Police as you pass through the airport.

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Together, we’ve got it covered

All LCY staff attend regular security training and briefings to stay up to date with the latest threat information and security practices, including how to stay vigilant and report suspicious activity.

We also connect with local community groups who act as extra eyes and ears to help police protect the airport from criminal and terrorist activity.

CCTV and Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR)

Our in-house screening process ensures our security measures comply with international regulations. CCTV and ANPR cameras provide surveillance across the airport, monitored 24/7 by trained operators who work closely with police and security staff.


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