A MEMORIAL to honour the 52 innocent people killed by four West Yorkshire suicide bombers in the July 7 terror attacks will be established in Hyde Park.
Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell said the permanent feature will be situated in Lovers' Walk in the central London park.
Initial plans to have the memorial in Tavistock Square, where the bus bomber struck, were scrapped after a series of consultations with the bereaved families.
Ms Jowell said she was pleased a suitable location had been found and added that the Government had allocated £1 million towards the project.
"Fifty-two innocent people were murdered on July 7, 2005, in the worst terrorist atrocity London has ever seen," she said.
"A permanent memorial will provide a dignified and tranquil space for their friends and families - and the country - to remember them.
"I am very grateful to the bereaved families for the continuing involvement in planning for the memorial."
The building of the memorial will be managed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sports and the Royal Parks Agency, in conjunction with the families.
Companies interested in carrying out the work were invited today to put in their bids. The final plans will be approved by the families.
A spokesman from the July 7 bereaved families support group welcomed the Hyde Park location.
"The agreed location represents the enormity of our loss, on a personal and a public level. As we wished, this site is significant, in the centre of London and in a place that is recognised throughout the world.
"Since July 7 2005 we have campaigned for a memorial that will forever remind people of the events of that horrendous day.
"The innocent victims who were murdered must never be forgotten."
In May last year, the Government announced that the memorial would be in Tavistock Square, after an initial consultation with the families.
But further discussions with the families led to an agreed change in location last week.
The bombers were led by Mohammad Siddique Khan, of Thornhill Lees, and included Jermaine Lindsay, who grew up in Rawthorpe.