London in Lockdown

London in Lockdown


This work is a beautiful, disturbing and at times uplifting visual account of London’s first lockdown in arch 2020: the economy was all but shutdown yet many people felt closer to each other and to nature. What did Covid mean for London life? The answer was (and is still) not clear but the pandemic has made us question the very purpose of a city: Do we still need it? Can London ever return to normal? These images of eerie empty streets, people playing in rivers, views from tower blocks, stories from the NHS and more show the varied and dramatic effect that the virus has had on our urban as well as emotional lives.

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2020 brought a seismic break with normality. For those living in urban centres, lockdown made us wonder if city life as we knew it was gone forever. The images in this book express the anxiety, the love, the boredom, the intimacy, the grief, the tranquillity and the renewed appreciation of nature that isolation brought. Uncanny but often uplifting, they show London at a defining moment in its history - telling a story that will resonate far beyond the pandemic. Published in association with the Museum of London, whose collection of over 180,000 comprise a visual encyclopaedia of London's history.

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Weight0.868 kg
Dimensions22.5 × 17.4 × 2.8 cm










779.4421 (edition:23)


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