A couple of years ago I had the idea that it might be fun to take photos of London without humans – yes, I was motivated by that scene in Westminster from 28 Days Later. Unfortunately, not being a film director I was not really in the position to have half of London sealed off for photos – but realised that on Xmas morning there could be an opportunity.
Alas, last year it poured down with rain – but this year the weather was good, and despite having a bad cold for the past few days I was determined to get up early and cycle around the West End of London taking photos.
Despite the early hour and nature of the day, there were still some people around, and as I started heading home at around 11am, some of the tourist locations were almost as busy as a normal day.
Below are some of my personal favourites, and the whole collection of 68 photos can be found on my usual Flickr account.
Most of the photos are literally as the scene presented itself, although on a few occasions there were the odd car I had to wait to pass, or just didn’t bother waiting and cropped the photo a bit.
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Belvedere Road, Waterloo Station
The South Bank
Tottenham Court Road
Sweeping Streets on Christmas Day
Trafalgar Square and St Martins Church
Villiers Street by Charing Cross
The full collection of 68 photos available on my Flickr account.
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