Eerie pictures show UK tourists attractions before and after coronavirus hit – The Sun

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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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.

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.

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.

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