Photos of an Empty London on Christmas Morning

Empty London on Christmas


In what seems to now be a tradition (3rd year in a row), Ian takes to the streets of London early on Christmas morning to photograph the normally busy streets in their state of eerie emptiness.


Apart from the emptiness of the city, it is the silence that makes the experience such an addictive one for me.

London is never silent, not even at 3am, but on Xmas morning, it is almost silent. The background drone of aircraft approaching Heathrow has gone, and away from main roads, the streets lack the sound of car tyres rolling over tarmac.


Check out more of Ian’s photos on his blog. The full set from 2011 available here. Also, the original set from 2008 and some more from 2010.