Bath's Empty Streets - Coronavirus Lockdown

Updated: May 19, 2020

“I have known the silence of the stars and of the sea, And the silence of the city when it pauses...” Edgar Lee Masters.

Bath’s architecture gleams golden in the late evening light. Its beauty is always on show but now it is suspended in time, on hold and devoid of people, waiting patiently for us to return.

Take a virtual stroll through the city below and explore fascinating scenes from the latest addition to Bath’s ever growing timeline of historical events.

Bath's famous landmarks - Not a soul in sight

Thermae Spa

A traffic free George Street

As a major route into the city, the London Road is usually humming with vehicles

Old Post Office

A lone cyclist on New Bond Street

Vacant seating near Bath Abbey

Bath's major crossroad would usually see thousands of tourist pass by everyday

Bath Abbey is silent over Easter week

The artisan quarter of Walcot Street

Southgate - A hive of shopping - Now feels like perpetual dawn

Cycling and walking remain part of the daily exercise for some

The Gainsborough Hotel would usually have rows of private vehicles and taxis waiting at the entrance

Green Street and St Michael's Church

Loch Fyne restaurant - boarded up and empty

The curtain has temporarily come down on performances at the Theatre Royal

Often buzzing with life, the view to Kingsmead Square has an eerie emptiness

A person waling their dog on Bath's once busy shopping streets

The Paragon

Milsom Street

Orange Grove would normally have a steady stream of buses and taxis

Disclaimer: This series form part of my editorial submissions as an accredited photographer for a news agency – they were also taken during permitted daily exercise to minimise time spent outside.