Here are a series of photos taken by my wife and I on Christmas Day, 2014. Since it’s the only day of the year public transit is completely shut, it provides a rare opportunity to see the streets (almost) completely empty. Hope you enjoy:
Around Carnaby Street
However, even more surprising than walking around the near empty streets of London was seeing a large transport helicopter in Regent’s Park, with the blades still running, as we walked down to central London.
It looked like it was being used to be transport someone for a medical procedure, although it may have been a training exercise, as they didn’t seem to be in too much of a hurry. Does anyone know if this is a routine thing? Seems odd to use Regent’s Park as a helipad. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
3 thoughts on “Christmas, The One Day London’s Streets Are (Almost) Empty”
Those are amazing photos. Tempted to do that next Chrismas, but my family (the kids) would never allow it. Thanks for sharing.
Lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing! Make me want to set aside the Xmas dinner and go for a walk in town next time!
The US Ambassador’s residence is in Regent’s Park so there’s a round-the-clock to-and-fro of black helicopters, sometimes unmarked, in that area. I’ve always assumed they belong to the US Secret Service. I guess it could be one of those?
Looked more like a search and rescue. Think it has to do with using Regents Park as a helipad.