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Deserted London turns into a 'ghost town' from a movie scene over Christmas

Piccadilly Circus, London. Credit: Jon Cartwright

London - as it turned into a 'ghost town' over Christmas - has been captured on camera by one of the capital's photographers.

The London Eye on the Southbank. Credit: Jon Cartwright

As millions of Londoners and tourists enjoyed Christmas at home, the usually crowded iconic landmarks like Oxford Street, Covent Garden and Piccadilly Circus were completely empty.

Regent Street, London. Credit: Jon Cartwright

It’s definitely got a post-apocalyptic feel because these places are teeming with people all other times.

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.

– Photographer Jon Cartwright speaking to the Standard
Apple Market in Covent Garden, London. Credit: Jon Cartwright

Forty-on-year-old photographer Jon Cartwright was up early take the "eerie pictures in some of the capital's busiest areas on Christmas Day

The Adelphi Theatre in London's West End. Credit: Jon Cartwright
Covent Garden, London. Credit: Jon Cartwright
Embankment, London. Credit: Jon Cartwright
Whitehall Gardens, Victoria Embankment. Credit: Jon Cartwright
Westminster. Credit: Jon Cartwright
Oxford Steet, London. Credit: Jon Cartwright
Centre Point, Tottenham Court Road. Credit: Jon Cartwright