Eerie pictures show UK tourists attractions before and after coronavirus hit

ICONIC landmarks and tourist attractions in the UK have
been left empty as the government warns against all but essential
travel.

Theatres, beaches and busy beaches are now almost devoid of
people.

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A busy Tower Bridge just ten days ago is now empty of carsPA:Press Association A busy Tower Bridge
just ten days ago is now empty of cars[/caption]

Many famous locations which often attract tourists all year
round are now struggling to see any visitors.

Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and all of the London threatres
are now empty, while beaches in Bournemouth and streets in Bath are
also eerily quiet.

The empty attractions follow the announcement from Boris Johnson
on March 23 for
Brits to stay indoors
unless absolutely essential.

He warned earlier this week: “It’s vital to slow the spread
of the disease. And that’s why we have been asking people to stay
at home during this pandemic.

“From this evening I must give the British people a very
simple instruction – you must stay at home.”

The PM has ordered the closure
of all non-essential shops
, with food stores, pharmacies and
hardware stores the only ones to remain open.

Bournemouth beach on September 14 last year compared to this weekPA:Press Association Bournemouth beach on
September 14 last year compared to this week[/caption]

Trafalgar Square, often full of tourists, pictured here in January, has no-one left, pictured here on TuesdayPA:Press Association Trafalgar Square,
often full of tourists, pictured here in January, has no-one left,
pictured here on Tuesday[/caption]

Theatre shows have been cancelled, with queues pictured earlier this month compared to nowPA:Press Association Theatre shows have
been cancelled, with queues pictured earlier this month compared to
now[/caption]

The Criterion Theatre in London has closed its doors, with busy queues in March 12 and no-one outside on March 24PA:Press Association The Criterion Theatre
in London has closed its doors, with busy queues in March 12 and
no-one outside on March 24[/caption]

Since then, only essential travel is allowed which is for food,
medical purposes or for daily exercise, with
police issuing fines
for people ignoring it.

Parks and open spaces have still seen people in large groups,
with sunbathers and BBQs warned by authorities.

However, attractions in London have closed their doors following
the lockdown, with the centre of London a ghost town.

The lockdown is to be
reviewed on April 13
, with a potential extension.

People are now avoiding busy areas, with the Millennium Bridge in London pictured just two weeks apartPA:Press Association People are now
avoiding busy areas, with the Millennium Bridge in London pictured
just two weeks apart[/caption]

Edinburgh's Royal Mile pictured just one week apart after bars and pubs were forced to closedPA:Press Association Edinburgh’s Royal
Mile pictured just one week apart after bars and pubs were forced
to closed[/caption]

Bath's city centre is busy all year round with visitors and tourists, pictured here earlier this month, and is now emptyPA:Press Association Bath’s city centre
is busy all year round with visitors and tourists, pictured here
earlier this month, and is now empty[/caption]

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The length of the lockdown will depend on how the UK responds to
the measures.

If coronavirus cases and deaths drop, the lockdown could be
lifted when it’s next reviewed.

The virus has caused
465 deaths in the UK
, up by 28 since yesterday.

Source: FS – All-Travel destinations-News2
Eerie pictures show UK tourists attractions before and after coronavirus hit