In pictures: Parts of London almost deserted during third lockdown

Millions of people have begun life under a tough new Covid-19 lockdown to try to reduce spiralling coronavirus cases and prevent the NHS from becoming overwhelmed.

Schools and colleges are now closed to all but vulnerable pupils and the children of essential workers and people are being told to work from home where possible.

Across London many streets were deserted at a time thousands of people would normally be heading to the January sales or back to work after the Christmas break.

The Tower of London
The area outside Buckingham Palace in London is almost deserted
The Mall near Buckingham Palace
An empty Regent Street
A quiet Carnaby Street
A quiet Oxford Circus in the heart of London
A quiet Piccadilly Circus
An empty Victoria Embankment in central London
Almost deserted riverside walk next to Tower Bridge at 10.34am
Nearly empty Hay's Galleria at 10.49am
A woman walks across a near deserted Waterloo Bridge, in central London
Passenger travels on a Jubilee Line Underground train towards central London
An empty West Hampstead Underground Station in north London
A handful of passengers ride on an Overground train
An empty Trafalgar Square in central London on day one of a new lockdown
National Portrait Gallery in central London
Traffic coming off the A40 Marylebone flyover heading towards central London at 8.48am
Traffic on the A40 Marylebone flyover at rush hour
Traffic using the Dartford Crossing in Kent at 11:11am

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