How On Earth Does London Look So Empty In This Video?

It’s difficult to imagine our bustling London empty of people. It’s almost like picturing the apocalypse.Who’d have thought that a metropolis of over 8 million people could look so deserted? But the creators behind this video have managed to do just that.  Creative advertising agency, Grey London, have achieved this as part of their advertisement for Bose’s latest set of headphones. This is the result…

Imagine it: no traffic to pollute your morning commute.

[Grey London]

No angry bankers to look at you eating your sarnie on the bench.

[Grey London]


You’ll never worry about getting a seat on the tube again.

[Grey London]

No one. Not even on Oxford Street.

[Grey London]


You can watch the fantastic full video here.  The production team told Creativity Online that in order to achieve this deserted look, they had to hold back people and traffic for a few minutes for each take. Can someone please hold back the traffic and people for us, for a few minutes every commute?!


[Featured image and stills:  Grey London via Vimeo]

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