Beanibazarview24.com Desk, 27 Dec 2016,
TOM POWELL: The capital’s thronging squares and rammed high streets were like a “ghost town” yesterday as millions of Londoners and tourists enjoyed Christmas at home.
Iconic hotspots such as Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street and Covent Garden are almost always crowded and loud – but yesterday morning they were deserted.
There was almost no traffic on the roads, allowing those few who did venture out the rare chance to stroll across the centre of Oxford Circus or dance in the middle of Tottenham Court Road.
Photographer Jon Cartwright, 41, took the opportunity to photograph some of London’s busiest areas in the “eerie” Christmas quiet.
“It’s definitely got a post-apocalyptic feel because these places are teeming with people all other times,” he told the Standard.
“It’s the one time you can go to Piccadilly Circus or Covent Garden and it’s empty.
“There’s a real ‘28 days later’ atmosphere, it’s like an abandoned ghost town.”
Mr Cartwright, a professional photographer who has lived in central London for 16 years,