This book 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.