With events such as Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park attracting millions of visitors each year, the force said its “priority is the safety and security” of those enjoying festivities in the capital.
Londoners have also been urged to “arrive in plenty of time” to venues and events because of the possibility of increased security checks at events and venues.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police Service told getwestlondon the public should continue as normal in the face of additional security measures.
“The MPS is working with event organisers and partners across London in the run-up to the Christmas period to give advice and guidance on safety and security measures,” the spokesman said.
“[This will] take into account any specific intelligence and the wider threat.
“Our priority is the safety and security of all those attending or involved, and the public is encouraged to continue with their plans to attend or take part in events as normal.”
Speaking about the possibility of added security, the spokesman added: “The public may see additional protective security measures and barriers at events this year.
“This is in response to a number of vehicle-based terrorist attacks we have sadly seen both here in the UK and also abroad.
“There could also be increased security checks at some events and venues so we advise the public to arrive in plenty of time to allow for this.”
The current threat level across the UK from international terrorism remains at “severe”, which suggests that an attack is highly likely and the public should “remain vigilant and alert”.
To report anything suspicious in the run-up to the Christmas period, you can call the confidential anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321 or in an emergency by calling 999.
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