London twin terror attack: Kiwis respond

Kiwis living in London have shared their emotions after the terror attack on London Bridge which has left six civilians and three suspects dead.

Former Three journalist Laura Frykberg, who now reports for Al Jazeera from London, has been in lockdown in The Shard - a building which overlooks the bridge where the attack took place.

She spoke to RadioLIVE's Your Sunday show from the 16th floor, saying she was looking out over "a very eerie scene".

"There's a long row of ambulances and police cars. It's normally an incredibly touristy, busy area filled with people out and about, but currently I can see no one except officers and ambulances."

Ms Frykberg said the incident left her "more shaken than others" since it was so close.

"But it hasn't stopped me from wanting to live in London," she added.

"Compared to what's happening in other parts of the world, London is still a great city and a great place to live."

Other Kiwis in the city agreed the attack left them shaken.

Marcelle Brown, a Tauranga local who now lives in London, has been staying inside while the drama unfolds around her.

"I haven't been out in the public since it happened. I've just been watching the news with my flatmate for like, two hours watching all the updates," she told Newshub.

"Honestly, I think it is made me somewhat nervous about going to heavily populated areas...The uncertainty of it all is very scary - like, when and where is going to be next?"

Kiwi Joe Bunting, who lives about 10 minutes' walk from London Bridge, said the first indication they had something was happening was "an endless array of sirens".

"Since then it's constant sirens. Currently outside there's hundreds of people milling around the Elephant and Castle station, people clearly from the affected area struggling to get to where they need to be.