September 21, 2020

Coronavirus: Sophie Raworth’s deserted London

For the past two weeks, since the lockdown restrictions began, BBC news presenter Sophie Raworth has been running to work at lunchtime to present the BBC News at Six and Ten, taking pictures as she passes some well-known landmarks. Here she describes what it is like to commute through the now deserted streets of the capital.

The silence in the centre of London is eerie now. I have lived in this city for most of my life and I’m used to dodging crowds on the streets, being crammed into tube trains, shoulder to shoulder with my fellow commuters.

I have always loved the buzz of London, the cacophony of voices from all over the world, and now suddenly it has all gone.

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