abandoned city

your city’s a sucker, my city’s a creep

this christmas morning, i again took off on my bike to explore an abandoned city. its the one time of the year you more or less have free reign of London.

as a resident, i naturally avoid the tourist areas like the bubonic plague. however, i made a plan this year of visiting the busiest pedestrian areas of central london. i wanted to capture normally busy spaces without the activity. it was a great experience despite the awful weather very early on in the morning. i’m really pleased with how the shots came out:

Westminster Bridgea ’28 days later’ shot looking towards the House of Commons / Elizabeth Tower.  a quiet moment to reflect on awful events that happened here earlier in the year.

Whitehall – view of The Cenotaph war memorial looking up Parliament Street towards Trafalgar Square.

Piccadilly Circus the new ultra-bright Piccadilly Lights on full display

Piccadilly Circus  – pano view with a glimpse of Leicester Square in the distance

Chinatown, Westminster – a helpful reminder. businesses were still open for breakfast.

Covent Garden – no market today

Covent Garden usually crammed full of tourists, shoppers and street performers

Regent Street shot of the circular Quadrant. a major shopping street in London leading to Oxford Street.

Regent Street a long, long stretch of shops. only 12 hours earlier this street was full of last-minute shoppers.

Kingly Street the street parallel to Carnaby i take to avoid the crowds. usually crammed full of diners and pub-goers

Carnaby Street, Soho the more colourful, pedestrianised shopping district of central London. 

Argyll Street always hate walking up this major cut-through from Carnaby to Oxford Street. 

Oxford Street pano looking West towards Marble Arch. i’m here on a daily basis. it was interesting to see a familiar place more or less deserted. 

shot on iPhone X. edited in VSCO.