It is a phone call no one hopes they ever have to make, and one that probably haunts a London office worker to this very day.
The 30-odd-second conversation captures the man's distress and confusion, having just seen an explosive tear through a double-decker bus at 9.47am. The attack, near King's Cross, was the last of four on London's transport network that claimed 52 lives and left some 800 injured.
The man, who has never been identified, describes the scene in chillingly basic terms, saying “a bus has just exploded outside in Tavistock Square - just outside my window”.
The man goes on to say, “there’s people lying in the road… there’s people trying to get out,” before saying, “I think there’s ambulances on the way, but there’s people dead”.
The sound of sirens can be heard at the end of the call, as emergency services arrive on the scene.
Hasib Hussain, 18, had detonated an explosive on the number 30 bus killing 13 people and injuring a further 110.
The bus exploded in front of the headquarters of the British Medical Association, where a conference was taking place. This meant that whilst there wasn't a lot of medical equipment available, scores of doctors were on hand to help save lives, inquests after the tragedy heard.
Cruelly, many of those on the bus boarded after being diverted from tube stations where attacks had already taken place at Aldgate, Edgware Road and Russell Square.
“Even if my vocabulary had all the words in the world, I would still not find the right ones to describe my feelings about what I saw that day, he told the Daily Mail. “It was like a bomb exploded inside me too.”
Michael Brewster, known to friends and family as Stan, died in the Edgware Road bombing. Brewster, a senior project engineer for Derbyshire County Council, went missing on his way to a conference in West Kensington. His family spent a week searching for him in London before police confirmed his death.
Speaking at the inquest into his death, Brewster's daughter Katy said: "Everybody loved him and respected him."
His funeral in the Derbyshire village of Swanwick was attended by more than 1,000 people.
A family statement described Jonathan Downey, from Milton Keynes, as "a kind, caring, considerate and supportive son, husband and friend." Downey commuted daily with his wife Veronica to London for his job as a human resources systems development officer for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. He was on board the westbound Circle Line train involved in the Edgware Road attack when he died.
David Foulkes had been enjoying his new job for the Guardian's media sales team in Manchester, when he died in the Edgware Road bombing.
Foulkes, who was in London for the day to meet a colleague, had been planning to move in with his girlfriend and start a family.
His father Graham praised him as "a very thoughtful person who cared for the people he called friends".
Colin Morley, from north London, was in the midst of his Be The Change project when he died in the Edgware Road bombing. The initiative encouraged individuals and organisations to make positive changes to act as a force for good.
On the project's website, his wife Ros wrote: "Colin was a wonderful husband and father. No words could ever express our great love for him and his love for us, his family."
Jennifer Nicholson, a talented muscian who commuted to London daily from Reading, is believed to have died instantly when a bomb was detonated near Edgware Road tube station.
Nicholson, who was a gifted singer and was working in music publishing, is the subject of a BBC drama to mark the 10th anniversary of the bombing, entitled 'A Song For Jenny'. The programme, which stars Bafta-winning actress Emily Watson, explore's the reaction of her mother, Julie, to her daughter's death.
Nicholson's mother described her daughter as "a kind and honest person with a huge capacity for love and laughter".
Laura Webb, from Islington in north London, was killed in the Edgware Road bombings, although her family and boyfriend searched for a week until they were told she had died. She survived for a short period of time after the detonation thanks to the efforts of other passengers, but eventually succumbed to her injuries.
Webb had been travelling in South America with her boyfriend when the 9/11 attacks took place in New York, and cut the trip short because she was so moved by the tragedy.
Her mother Hazel said her daughter was "always happy and laughing. She was kind and caring and could always see the best in people and never had a bad word to say of anyone. Laura loved all aspects of her life."
Lee Baisden, an accountant for the London Fire Brigade, was one of the seven people who died on the Circle Line train at Aldgate. He was stood directly next to bomber Shehzad Tanweer when the attack took place.
Baisden, from Romford in Essex, had recently moved in with his boyfriend Paul Groman, and also spent much of his time caring for his mother, Denise.
Mrs Baisden said of her son: "He planned to get married to his partner Paul Groman and he enjoyed life to the full. He will be greatly missed by all and his loss has left a massive hole in all our lives."
Benedetta Ciaccia was just two months away from her wedding day when she was killed in the Aldgate bombing on her way to her job at Pearson Publishing.
Ciacca, who commuted daily from Norwich, had also recently completed a part-time degree in IT but never got to find out her results.
In a statement read to the 7/7 inquest, her father Roberto, said: "Benedetta Ciaccia was a beautiful, sweet, Italian girl who greatly loved life.
"All she worked for was to have a family of her own with many children which she really loved."
Richard Ellery, from Ipswich, was in a hurry to get to a training course at the Kensington branch of Jessops, after waking up half an hour late. However he never made it there after being caught up in the blast at Aldgate.
In a letter to the 7/7 inquest, Ellery's father Trevor said his son had "grown into a confident and very sociable man" and "had been beginning a new and very positive phase in his life".
Richard Gray was killed in the Aldgate bombing as he made his way to his office at chartered accountants FW Smith Riches in Pall Mall. He had been standing just feet away from bomber Shehzad Tanweer.
Gray, who commuted daily from Ipswich, was a keen hockey player and helped set up the Ipswich & East Suffolk Hockey Club.
His wife, Louise, described him as "fun-loving, kind and generous, an ordinary family man". The compensation paid out to his family by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority later became the subject of a feud between Gray's wife and son.
Carrie Taylor regularly commuted from Billericay in Essex alongside her mother, always kissing her goodbye on the Liverpool Street station concourse. She never completed her journey to work at the Royal Society of Arts that morning, as she was on the train targeted in the Aldgate bombing.
An the 7/7 inquest, one doctor who was caught up in the same attack described comforting Taylor for around an hour after the bomb exploded.
Her father, John, said of her: "She believed that she was moving in the right direction and it was devastating that she had only just started to reap the benefits of all her hard work when she died so tragically."
Fiona Stevenson was killed in the bombing at Aldgate as she was en route from her new flat in the City to court in Hammersmith.
Stevenson, who was described by her boss as "a hard-working, conscientious and supremely able criminal lawyer", died in the aftermath of the attack. A survivor told the 7/7 inquest that he held her hand as she lay injured and felt her squeeze it as she slipped away.
A fund in her memory raised £550 for the Liberty Foundation, which provides care and education for abused and abandoned children in Belize.
In a statement read to the inquest, her family said of Stevenson: "She had a wonderful zest for life. As far as she was concerned, life was no dress rehearsal and she was determined to live it to the full."
Anthony Fatayi-Williams died when Hasib Hussain detonated a bomb on the Number 30 bus, overground in London's Tavistock Square.
Fatayi-Williams, an oil executive, made his final phone call at 9.47am on July 7, to warn his bosses in the City that his journey had been delayed. He never made it back to the office.
His mother, Marie, said of him: "He lived for humanity and radiated joy and peace from childhood to adulthood."
Jamie Gordon did not normally take the Number 30 bus to work, but had stayed at a friend's house the night before. Instead of travelling from Enfield, where he lived with his girlfriend Yvonne Nash, he was on the bus which exploded on Tavistock Square.
Gordon, who had been planning to marry Nash, made a phone call at 9.42am to warn his office, a financial firm on Old Street, that he would be late. Five minutes later, the bus was blown up.
His parents told the 7/7 inquest: "Jamie was a funny, tolerant and charming young man who could be irritatingly late, but rarely ever shortchanged any of us."
Giles Hart was on his way to work in Islington from Hornchurch in Essex when he was killed in the Tavistock Square bombing.
Hart was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Polish Republic, for his human rights and trade union activities and work with the Polish Solidarity Campaign.
He was also passionate about film, as well as chairing the HG Wells Society which celebrates the British writer's work.
At the inquest into his death, a letter from his wife Maryla said of him: "Giles was an honest, principled person. He believed in justice, liberty and freedom and hated oppression, fundamentalism and totalitarianism."
Marie Hartley was in London with a colleague to scout out new artists for her greetings card company, when they both boarded the ill-fated Number 30.
Hartley, from Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire, sent a text to her family and friends assuring them she was safe after being evacuated from Euston in the aftermath of the Tube bombings. Shortly afterwards she was killed in Tavistock Square.
Her colleague survived the blast with serious facial injuries.
Speaking five years after Hartley's death, her brother, Ian Targett, told the Accrington Observer:
"I was very close to my sister. She would light up a room and was a strong character. She was well liked and had a lot of friends."
Miriam Hyman spoke to her father, John on the phone after the Tube bombings hit. He suggested that she go and wait in a coffee shop for things to calm down before she boarded public transport again, when she spoke to him at around 9.45am. Tragically, Hyman was among those who boarded the Number 30 bus which was then attacked in Tavistock Square.
Miriam, a freelance picture editor from Hampstead Garden Suburb, was on her way to Canary Wharf when she died.
The Miriam Hyman Memorial Trust was set up in her memory. An eye hospital in India is named after her, providing around 10,000 appointments a year.
Her sister Esther said of her: "Miriam attracted friends like a magnet and she kept them too. They remember her laughter and lust for life, her ability to listen attentively and help others to see clearly."
The youngest victim of the bombings, Shahara Islam, was from Plaistow. She sat opposite Hasib Hussain when he detonated his bomb on the Number 30 bus in Tavistock Square.
Her hour-long journey on the Tube to Islington had been interrupted when she was evacuated following the train bombings, and she bumped into a colleague at Euston station. The colleague suggested they have a coffee and wait for the rush onto the buses to die down, but Islam was keen to get to work, so they got on the bus.
A statement from her family said of her: "She was an Eastender, a Londoner and British, but above all a true Muslim and proud to be so."
Neetu Jain was about to get engaged to her boyfriend Gous Ali when she was killed in the Tavistock Square bombing.
Jain called Ali and her sister to assure them she was safe after being evacuated from the Tube on her way to her office in Old Street, where she helped build computer software. But she later died aboard the Number 30 when Hasib Hussain detonated his bomb.
At the inquest into her death, Jain's sister, Reetu, described her as a "a beautiful, loving person" who at the time of her death "was the happiest that she had ever been with her career and personal life".
Sam Ly, a computer technician from Melbourne, Australia, was in Britain on a working holiday.
Ly survived for a week after the attack but was hospitalised with serious injuries. His father and nephew flew across the world to be at his bedside until he died.
His girlfriend, Mandy Ha, said of him: "If it is possible to be taught how to love wholeheartedly and unselfishly, Sam was my teacher. If there was anyone who inspired me to be more than I was, it was him."
Shyanuja Parathasangary, from Kensal Rise, was killed in the Tavistock Square bombing as she travelled to work at the Royal Mail's Old Street office.
Parathasangary, who was known to many as Shy, had just bought a house with her sister, Sindujah, and was enjoying refurbishing it.
Her parents, Ruth and Sangary, said of her: "One of Shyanu's remarkable characteristics is that she never had a harsh word for anyone. Even if she did not agree with someone, she would accept what they said with a smile. She was kind and generous and had an outgoing personality."
Anat Rosenberg, from Finsbury Park, was speaking on the phone to her boyfriend John Falding when a bomb went off on the Number 30 bus in Tavistock Square. Although Falding could hear distant screams before the line went dead, he said was glad to have been speaking to his partner in her final moments.
He described Rosenberg as "vivacious, volatile and vulnerable. She was feisty and fiery. She was intelligent with a wonderful sense of humour. But above all, she was the most loyal, loving and caring person imaginable."
In a tragic coincidence, Rosenberg, a charity administrator, had been nervous about travelling to Israel later that year to visit her parents because she was worried about suicide bombers.
Philip Russell’s family and friends were given a glimmer of hope when he was classified as missing after the 7/7 bombings. But after an agonising wait, they discovered four days later that he had died.
Russell, a finance manager for JP Morgan, had telephoned his office at around 9.30am to tell his team he was going to be late because his journey to work had been disrupted by the train explosions. He went on to board the ill-fated Number 30 bus blown up in Tavistock Square.
Just after the bombings, his friends gathered to remember his life at drinks originally organised by Russell for what would have been his 29th birthday.
His father, Graham, said at the inquest into Russell’s death: "His parents' pride and love knows no bounds, and the stories recounted by his friends since his death have echoed their every thought, proving that their son was indeed a good man."
William Wise set out on July 7 to take the same route to work he had done for the past 10 years, but turned back when he realised he had forgotten his glasses. After returning home to Notting Hill to pick them up, he telephoned a colleague to advise them he would be late.
When Wise realised there had been explosions on the Tube, he chose instead to take the bus - only to be killed on the Number 30 in Tavistock Square.
Wise had been back together with his wife Christine for two years, after they had separated following 11 years of marriage. The couple had been planning to get fit together.
Gladys Wundowa died from her injuries shortly after she was caught in the Tavistock Square blast.
Ghanaian-born Wundowa, known to many as Ama, was described as an exceptionally hard-working woman, who took a job carrying cement blocks on building sites to support her family when they could not afford to send her to secondary school in her native country. After moving to London to work as a maid, she went on to work as a cleaner at University College London, while also volunteering with a charity and taking a course in housing management.
At a ceremony to unveil a plaque in her memory at UCL, Professor Nick Tyler, Head of UCL Civil & Environmental Engineering, explained how he got to know Wundowa because they both arrived so early for work. He described her as a “ray of sunshine”.
Wundowa was buried in her home village in Ghana in a service attended by more than 2,000 mourners.
James Adams was on his way to his office in The Strand, where he worked as a mortgage broker, when he was caught in the Russell Square bombing. He is thought to have died instantaneously.
Adams was a committed Christian and had been a deacon at the Bretton Baptist Church in Peterborough, where he lived, for two years. He had also spent many years supporting a project to help orphans in southern India and a children’s home in the region was dedicated to him following his death.
MP David Lammy, who went to school with Adams, paid tribute to him, saying: "When people die it is common to say there was not a bad word to say about them but with James that was absolutely the case. He was one of the nicest people I have ever known. He was charming, very polite and a strong Christian. His faith was important to him.”
At the inquest into his death, a statement from his parents said: "James would have loved to have been married and to have had a family, but after 7/7, this was not to be. James is remembered by family and friends as a devoted and loving person."
Samantha Badham usually drove to work from her home in Tottenham but chose to get the Tube on July 7 so she could have dinner in Soho with some friends that evening. Along with her boyfriend Lee Harris, she boarded the Piccadilly Line train which was then bombed by Germaine Lindsay.
Medics said that they found Badham, a web designer, and Harris lying together, both seriously injured with their legs intertwined. Both died, Badham from a heart attack just 10 steps from the exit at King’s Cross.
Paramedic Adam Desmond described speaking to Badham and said: “Just before I moved her I whispered in her ear that I was going to take her out and she smiled at me and squeezed my hand.”
Another paramedic, Philip Nation, said that Badham tried to say something to him as she was carried out - but added: “To this day, I can’t say I heard clearly what it was.”
Badham’s sister, Louise, said of the couple's relationship: "They did not marry, but they were completely devoted to each other."
Lee Harris, an architect, usually cycled to work but due to a work meeting in Heathrow and dinner plans in Soho, he took the Tube with his girlfriend instead.
Harris survived for several days after the attack but eventually died from his injuries on 15 July.
Harris' mother, Lynne, said of of them:"Lee and Sammy were always together. As far as their future was concerned, it was to be together and to get married and have children."
A joint funeral was held for the couple in Badham's home town of Ledbury, in Herefordshire.
Phil Beer, a hairstylist from Borehamwood in Hertfordshire, died in the Russell Square bombing as he travelled to work at a Knightsbridge salon.
He had been journeying with his friend Patrick Barnes when the explosion took place, and his final moments were spent reassuring Barnes that he was going to live. Barnes survived the ordeal.
Paramedic Peter Taylor said that when he first arrived on the scene, Beer called out for help but later stopped breathing. He said that leaving Beer was the "hardest decision I have ever had to make".
Beer’s family paid tribute to the charismatic hairstylist by asking all mourners to attend his funeral in brightly coloured clothing and carrying his body to the crematorium in a pink coffin.
One of his former colleagues said of Beer: "He had a fantastic personality that was full of character and was loved by his colleagues and countless friends alike.”
Anna Brandt was on her way to work as a cleaner in Hammersmith from her home in Wood Green, when she was caught in the Russell Square bombing.
Brandt’s brother Pawel Iskryzinski spent several days desperately searching for his sister several days until police were able to confirm her death using a DNA sample.
Brandt had moved to the UK in 2002, leaving her husband Arek behind in Poland to care for their children.
In a statement Iskryzinski, described his sister as a very private person.
Ciaran Cassidy, from Crouch Hill, had been saving money for months, from his job at a printing company in Chancery Lane, for a trip he was planning to Australia.
He was killed instantly when Germaine Lindsay detonated his bomb on a Piccadilly Line train at near Russell Square.
Many legal professionals who visited the printing show where Cassidy worked paid tribute to him as a happy, friendly individual.
In a statement read at the inquest into his death, his mother Veronica said: "He had no hate in him and no ego. He loved his family, friends, Arsenal, his weekend drinks and his mother's dinners.”
Rachelle Chung For Yuen only ended up on the Picadilly Line train blown up by Germaine Lindsay because of disruptions to the Northern Line. She is thought to have died instantly in the blast.
The funeral for Chung For Yuen, an accountant from Mill Hill, was held in her home country of Mauritius, with dignitaries including the country’s president, prime minister and opposition leader attending to pay their respects.
At the inquest into her death, her husband, Billy, said in a statement: "Rachelle was taught from a young age that family values were extremely important, and she always cherished her family above anything else.”
Elizabeth Daplyn, from Highgate, is thought to have died instantly on the Piccadilly Line train blown up near Russell Square.
Remembered as an exceptionally talented musician and artist, Daplyn had studied Fine Art at Oxford University. Although determined to forge a career in the art or publishing world, she was working as an administrator in the neurology department of University College hospital.
She had lived in many places around the world including Nigeria and Lahore.
Her sister, Eleanor, said in a statement read at the inquest into Daplyn’s death: "When thinking about what she might have done in the future, I honestly have to say I don't know. The scope of her intellect and imagination mean that it could have been everything and anything."
Arthur Frederick had returned to his home country of Grenada just weeks before his death, after a visit to help his elderly parents rebuild their home which had been severely damaged in a hurricane. He died aboard the Piccadilly Line train bombed near Russell Square.
Frederick, from Seven Sisters, worked as a museum security guard, having previously spent 31 years in the Royal Monserrat Police. He had also been a successful calypso singer, with several hits on the Caribbean island. His songs are still played there on the radio.
His son, Astrid Wade, said of him: "I knew my father as a friendly person who got along with everyone. A man who loved his music and participated in the local calypso competition every December [in Montserrat]. I still hear his songs on the radio and it brings back his memory to me. I do miss him."
Carolina Gluck kissed her boyfriend goodbye on the morning of July 7, full of excitement for their journey that night to Paris for a romantic weekend.
But as she travelled to work as a receptionist in Bloomsbury, she was caught up in the Russell Square bombing.
Gluck, known to her family as Lolcia, took to life in England quickly after moving from her native Poland and was thrilled when it was announced on July 6 that London had won their Olympic bid.
In a book of tributes for the bombing victims, Gluck’s mother wrote: "She was very popular and was the life and soul of the party, yet also knew how to strike the perfect balance between working hard and enjoying life. She was immensely trustworthy and took great care of those who were both close to her as well as those she barely knew."
Gamze Gunoral died on her way to language college in Hammersmith, when she was caught in the Russell Square bombing.
An only child, Gunoral had come to London to improve her English from Istanbul in Turkey, and was saying with her aunt in Totteridge.
At the inquest into her death, her uncle, Tawfiq Ghayas, said that Gunoral had been determined to make her mother proud.
Ojara Ikeagwu was declared dead at the scene of the train bombing near Russell Square, as she took her usual route to work at Hounslow’s council offices.
Ikeagwu, a social worker from Luton, spent much of her life helping people. In her job she worked with hundreds of adults with learning difficulties and in her home country of Nigeria she also helped 500 schoolchildren to have a free education and equipped them with books, stationery and uniforms.
In a statement, her husband, Okorafor, said: "Ojara was an extrovert and she got on well with everyone she came across. Her death dealt a big blow to her family that has been difficult to recover from. She now has two grandchildren that she will never see. The people she was helping and the people she could have helped are all suffering since her death."
Emily Jenkins was on her way to work as a secretary in the City after staying at her boyfriend’s the night before she died. She was killed in the explosion near Russell Square.
Jenkins had spent time travelling the world and dreamt of becoming a midwife.
Following her death, her family said in a statement: "She had a love of life and a great ability to bring out the best in people. Emily will be remembered for her enthusiasm and her deep passion for her family and friends."
Helen Jones had just bought her first home with her boyfriend Clive Brooks weeks before she died in the Russell Square bombing. She and her boyfriend had exchanged text messages on the morning of the attacks.
She was said to have adored her job at Phoenix Equity Partners, although also felt called to ministry in the church.
In a statement, her mother and stepfather said: "It was impossible not to like her. She was big-hearted, warm, humorous and downright likeable. She drew people to herself in a unique way. She loved people and people loved her."
Susan Levy shared part of her commute each day from Newgate Street in Hertfordshire with her youngest son Jamie, before they parted at Finsbury Park. It was there that she boarded the Piccadilly Line train that would ultimately be bombed by Germaine Lindsay.
Levy was said to have loved her job as a legal secretary in the City.
Adding to the tragedy for Levy's family, it emerged the day after her death that her estranged sister, Ruth Frankel, had died in hospital after a long illness.
Levy’s husband, Harry, said his wife was a "devoted and much-loved wife and mother of two sons".
Shelley Mather survived for a short time after being in the carriage where Germaine Lindsay detonated his bomb on the Piccadilly Line train near Russell Square. Another woman landed on top of her in the blast and apologised for being unable to move, so the two held hands and comforted each other for 40 minutes, before being evacuated. Mather later died from her injuries.
A passionate traveller, the New Zealander had trained as a tour guide before working in administration in London. She had visited her home country a few months before her death and had also planned a trip to Greece later that month.
At the inquest, her mother, Kathryn Gilkison, said: "Through her travels, she spread joy and information to many people who had started out as strangers. Many hundreds of them contacted us after her murder. All of them reiterated the same thing; that she was an amazing person who had added so much joy and friendship to their lives."
Mike Matsushita was just three days into his new job in IT recruitment in Holborn when he was killed in the Russell Square bombing.
Matsushita, born in Vietnam and raised in New York, had moved to England to be with his girlfriend, Rosie Cowan, who he planned to marry.
A keen traveller, he had also become known in his former job as a tour guide in Vietnam for helping orphans.
His childhood friend, David Golovner said: "He had a huge passion for life. As a friend, he was my brother. As a person, he was a resident of the world. He had the ability to see the wonder in everything."
James Mayes, an analyst at the Healthcare Commission, is thought to have died instantly in the Russell Square bombing. He would not normally have taken the route but had been on his way to a seminar in Holborn when the attack took place.
Mayes, from Barnsbury, had two awards established in his memory. One, sponsored by the Quality Care Commission, is for research into the use of information in improving healthcare, while the other, sponsored jointly by his family and the Open University, is an annual prize for the student who produces the best “Islam in the West” project.
In a statement read at the inquest into his death, his family said: "One of the greatest and most tragic ironies of the manner of his death was that he believed passionately in human rights and freedom of expression and belief".
Behnaz Mozakka travelled the same route as always on July 7 to her job as a biomedical officer at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Mozakka, from Finchley, was said by her daughter, Saba, to have always put family first.
She said: "She never thought twice about making sacrifices for her family. My mother was very devoted to us, her family."
Mihaela Otto died on her way to work at a dental laboratory in Sloane Square when she was blown out of the train by the explosion near Russell Square.
Although originally from Romania, Otto loved London so much that when she was offered a place to study at America's prestigious UCLA, she turned it down because she was homesick for her adopted city.
Her sister, Diana Grodi, said of her: "She was quiet and unassuming, the most kind and generous human being you could ever meet. She didn't have many friends, but those she had were friends for life."
Atique Sharifi's parents were killed by the Taliban in his home country of Afghanistan and he fled to the UK seeking a better life. Sadly it was London where he died at the hands of a terrorist in the Russell Square bombing, while travelling back to his flat in Hounslow.
Sharifi had worked hard to learn English when he arrived in the UK, studying English at West Thames College, where he was described as a "delight to have in the group" by his tutor. He also worked at a takeaway to earn money.
His sister, Farishta, said in a statement to the 7/7 inquest: "He was not just a brother, he was also my friend and I still miss his telephone calls. He was also protective of me, not just sending money home, but also making sure that he shouldered life's difficult responsibilities because he did not want me to worry about any concerns that he had or problems that he faced."
Ihab Slimane had only been in London for three weeks when he was killed in the attack on the Piccadilly Line near Russell Square.
Slimane, from Lyon in France, had been determined to improve his English, so had found himself a job in a restaurant in the West End and a flat in Finsbury Park.
Sebastien Marteaux, his Slimane’s manager, said: "He was a nice, hard-working boy who would do anything you asked of him. He was always telling jokes and always had a smile on his face."
Christian Small was killed in the Russell Square bombing while on his way from Walthamstow to his job in advertising sales in Holborn.
Small spent much of his time helping people, whether through education about Africa or campaigning for fair trade or debt relief.
He had just started to approach publishers about a book he wrote following a life-changing trip to west Africa.
His mother, Sheila Henry, said of him: "He worked all his life to show his integrity. He was soft, he was kind, a really lovely, warm, great person. He was just such a fine man."
Monika Suchocka was killed aboard the Piccadilly Line train bombed by Germaine Lindsay near Russell Square, as she travelled to work from Archway to an accountancy firm in West Kensington.
Suchocka, originally from Poland, had thrown herself into her new life in London, expanding her social circle by joining a choir.
A book of tributes to her described Suchocka as "unassuming, gentle and sensitive, always ready to offer help to those in need"
Mala Trivedi was travelling to work at Great Ormond Street Hospital from her home in Wembley, when she was killed in the Tube explosion near Russell Square.
Trivedi, a pictures, archiving and communications system manager, was known for her dedication and cheerful disposition in the workplace.
Dr Cathy Owens, a colleague, said of her: "Her dedication to her job and her cheery polite nature made her a very popular member of the close-knit team which she helped to lead."
Adrian Johnson, a product technical manager for Burberry, died on the Piccadilly Line train blown up near Russell Square. While working in London he usually stayed at a hotel, but broke his usual routine to see his family at home in Nottingham.
Johnson had supported his wife, Catherine, through cancer and the pair had saved a bottle of champagne for her five-year anniversary of getting the all-clear from her illness in 2006.
She said: "He was absolutely amazing during this terrible time, and my love and respect for him grew to new heights.”
A memorial trust in Johnson’s name raised nearly £40,000 for children affected by the London bombings, as well as attacks on the Egyptian resort of Sharm El-Sheikh just weeks later.
Anne Moffat is believed to have been standing close to Shehzad Tanweer when he detonated his bomb at Aldgate. She is thought to have died immediately.
Moffat, from Old Harlow in Essex, worked at Girlguiding UK, having first joined the organisation aged just 18.
Her brother, Christopher, said of her: "She was a strong-minded and determined person, but had a close network of friends. Everyone who ever knew Anne respected her qualities of honesty and integrity."