The Friday Photos: Londoners Sleeping

TimW
By TimW Last edited 70 months ago
The Friday Photos: Londoners Sleeping
Lunchtime snooze, by Sven Loach
Lunchtime snooze, by Sven Loach
Still not at journey's end, by SabineThoele
Still not at journey's end, by SabineThoele
Down and out in Villiers Street, by PastLondon
Down and out in Villiers Street, by PastLondon
Bench snoozing, by Zefrog
Bench snoozing, by Zefrog
Standing drunk at the Red Lion, by bart613
Standing drunk at the Red Lion, by bart613
Couch surfing, by Bilkeau
Couch surfing, by Bilkeau
On the Night bus, by R4vi
On the Night bus, by R4vi
Drunk in a doorway, by dominica69
Drunk in a doorway, by dominica69
We've all fallen asleep and gone to the end of the line at some point..., by axelferis
We've all fallen asleep and gone to the end of the line at some point..., by axelferis
And finally... Sleeping Angel in Highgate Cemetery, by Iris Jones
And finally... Sleeping Angel in Highgate Cemetery, by Iris Jones

Given the climate of our fair city, sleeping in public is for most of the year confined to people on public transport, those without a choice (the homeless) and those too drunk to stand.

So while in summertime, Londoners can snatch a sneaky lunchtime nap on the grass, a bench, or, as above, on a wall, the rest of the year, snoozing alfresco is not much fun at all.

And it's striking, when looking through this selection of shots, how vulnerable people look, whether they are rough sleepers or dozy commuters. Summer napping aside, Londoners should be asleep in their beds, not on the streets.

With thanks to our Flickr pool contributors: PastLondon, bart613, R4vi, axelferis, SabineThoele, Sven Loach, Iris Jones, dominican69, Bilkeau, Zefrog.

Last Updated 13 April 2012

Jcwcole

this is awesome!

Владимир Иванов

I want sleep too