London’s is eerily quiet. Offices are empty, pubs are deserted and theatres are shut in keeping with the lastest government advice on preventing the spread of coronavirus.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has asked that members of the public work from home “wherever they possibly can” and that they avoid “pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues”.

In response, many restaurants, theatres and, most recently, museums and galleries have closed until further notice.

With countries battoning down their borders and airlines cancelling flights, the city’s tourist numbers have dwindled, leaving its most popular spots devoid of crowds.

Our capital city has all but transformed into a ghost town. Here’s a typical view of Trafalgar Square on a mild day:…

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