‘No one is here’: is Covid-19 the end for the City of London’s famous shops?

Coronavirus is challenging the way in which we live and work in our cities. Over the coming days we will examine the impact of the pandemic on urban areas: can they survive Covid?

Dean Hooke is waiting for a customer. He has been waiting for one all week.

It is Friday afternoon on St Swithin’s Lane in the City of London, where the tailor’s shop stands in the shadow of Rothschild and Co, a couple of hundred metres from the Bank of England.

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