Three of London’s major rail and Underground stations are the worst in the UK for incidents of gadget pickpocketing, according to insurance company row.co.uk.
The firm said that no less than 85 per cent of UK gadget pickpocket claims this year have cited Bank station as the location for the stolen item, followed by Victoria and Kings Cross.
The insurance company also reported Bangkok, Sydney and Barcelona as the top international locations for claims of stolen gadgets such as phones, cameras and tablets.
The firm has compiled a list of must-dos to avoid being pickpocketed, including carrying devices in zipped bags when not in use, keeping said bag in front of your body, taking cheaper devices on travels, and limiting the use of gadgets in busy places.
The company also – unsurprisingly – advises travellers to get their devices insured, citing deals from as little as 10p per month to cover the new Nokia 3310.