A selection of black and white images depicting aspects of the Covid 19 pandemic in London from March 2020
Mariam lives in Tottenham, N17. Recently arrived as a refugee from Syria
Swims like a duck...looks like a duck...
A young woman walks in front of the London Eye across the Thames
Preparing for a Covid 19 funeral, North London
Dutch tourists on Golden Jubilee bridge.
Social distancing on Muswell Hill broadway
A lone passenger on the underground escalator, Highgate
A deserted Bank of England and Royal Exchange
Camus, summarizes the pandemic by the Regents Canal, NW1
Resident of Shoreditch, E1
A largely empty Kings Cross station during Lockdown 1.
An Italian tourist poses in front of the ‘Adoration of the Shepherds’ by Guido Reni. National Gallery, Trafalgar Square
Making notes in front of Seurat’s Bathers at Asnieres. National Gallery
Pub visitor at the end of Lockdown 1, North London
No tourists in Trafalgar Square due to the pandemic but no pigeons either thanks to this falcon and his handler
An air ambulance lands near to the London Eye to take a patient to hospital
A normally busy underground station provides an eerie backdrop to a solitary passenger.
Shop staff have risen to the challenge of enforcing social distancing both inside and outside of shops, North London
A young mother takes her child to the local shops, Tottenham.
Not much activity outside the Bank of England and Royal Exchange, Bank
Working from home at the height of the first Lockdown, greatly reduced the underground passenger numbers
Full face visors attempt to reduce viral spread between passengers on the Underground
A deserted Trafalgar Square is only occupied by the falcon handler intended to scare off pigeons as effectively as Covid19 has scared off tourists and commuters
A customer enjoys a haircut after Lockdown 1
Covid makes little distinction between gender and ethnicity; only health and age are considered important
Keep your distance! Social distancing between friends, North London
A homeless man tries to make the most of a newly available doorway
Routines,like the weekly shop are still permitted
Traveling by public transport was not encouraged during the pandemic. At times the Underground was utilised by only 5% of normal passenger numbers.
Black lives Matter protests carried on throughout the pandemic. Vauxhall
'Liberty leading the people...'
Two ladies living opposite the Whittington Hospital show their appreciation for NHS workers during Lockdown 1.
Bar staff, between Lockdown 1 and 2, were forced to survive somewhere between unemployment, furlough or serving customers in near-deserted establishments.
A passenger waits for a train on a deserted
Canary Wharf platform during Lockdown 2.
A certain eeriness in the Underground during Lockdown
Passenger numbers using the Underground were greatly reduced during early stages of the pandemic
Clear signage was key to encouraging customers to visit retail establishments
Close contact professions such as this beauty salon, had to ensure ppe was worn and customers maintained social distancing
Elderly passengers on the Underground were aware of their vulnerability and behaved accordingly
A fine was advertised to encourage face mask wearing at mainline stations
Ethiopian funeral during the pandemic, North London
Horse-drawn hearse at an Ethiopian funeral, North London
Visitors enjoy the views from Primrose Hill, North London
Life starts to get back to normal after the first Lockdown
Two sisters on a day trip from Hertfordshire enjoy the sun in Trafalgar Square
A young mother carries her son on the Underground escalator
Pedestrians walk in front of powerful street art in central London.
I asked this guy if he worked in the area. He replied "Work....I don't work..."
A lone pedestrian with a metal detector tries his luck on the banks of the Thames.
Protestors gather in Parliament Square close to Westminster
Extinction Rebellion protestors, Parliament Square.
A lone couple ride a Thames Passenger Boat leaving Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in their wake.
A cable car over the Thames, takes passengers close to the O2 arena.
Daily life returns to Camden as the second Lockdown is eased.
Few customers for drinks or shoe shines at this iconic City location close to the Bank of England.
A cafe worker selling hams in Leadenhall Market
The normally busy Piazza in Covent Garden is sparsely peopled during the pandemic.
Evidence of a lively gathering held after early closing of pubs.
Shaun Bailey. London Mayoral candidate
Socially distanced worshipers attend church in North London.
Any chance to relax is always welcome!
Couriers meant meals were delivered with little chance of social interaction between restaurants and customers.
Exercise was permitted during the various Lockdowns
Christmas is here....but the pandemic is worsening.
Royal London Hospital
Comfort food on offer during Lockdown 3
Fresh fish during Lockdown 3
High Speed 2 rail protesters are evicted from their tree forts outside Euston station during Lockdown 3.
Continuing protest against HS2 at Euston station.
Feeding a grey Heron on the banks of the Thames
Apparently the virus reproduces fastest in low temperatures...