Escape from Lockdown!

‣ Thank you, Bonnie Bee Brigade, for making this video possible:
‣ Discuss this video:
More Grey Goes Outside:
## Special Thanks
## Crowdfunders
Steven Snow, Ben Delo, John Buchan, Nevin Spoljaric, Donal Botkin, BN-12, Bobby, Chris Chapin, David F Watson, Richard Jenkins, Steven Grimm, سليمان العقل, Phil Gardner, Martin, Ben Schwab, Colin Millions, Saki Comandao, Jason Lewandowski, Marco Arment, emptymachine, Andrew Bereza, Rebecca Wortham, George Lin, rictic, Henry Ng, Awoo, Fuesu, Nick Fish, Nick Gibson, Tyler Bryant, Oliver Steele, David Tyler, iulus, Jordan Earls, Kermit Norlund, Bryan McLemore, Alex Simonides, Felix Weis, Christopher Mutchler, Ryan Tripicchio, Derek Bonner, Mikko, Orbit_Junkie, Paul Alom, Tómas Árni Jónasson, Julien Dubois, Derek Jackson, Ron Bowes, Nicholas Welna, Bear, David Palomares, Freddi Hørlyck, John Rogers, Peter Lomax, ShiroiYami, Tristan Watts-Willis, chrysilis, Drago175, Emil, Esteban Santana Santana, Rhys Parry, Veronica Peshterianu, John Lee, Maxime Zielony, Elizabeth Keathley, Birdstryke
## Music
Shine by Mindthings (Album: Resonance)
Closing it all by Remy Bourgeois (Album: Bal de Nuit EP)


  • CGP Grey
    CGP Grey2 mánuðum síðan

    Thank you to the Bonnie Bee Brigade for making this video possible:

  • Aaron Harris

    Aaron Harris

    Mánuði síðan

    Can you share your biking / filming setup? You have quite the gear locker! (And what is that mysterious flashing light around your neck? Robots??)

  • Rob Hand

    Rob Hand

    Mánuði síðan

    An electric bike? Are you not worried what this kind of laziness will do to you??

  • Errhka


    2 mánuðum síðan

    When you are climbing those stairs with the bike, there are two divots on either side of the staircases. This is intended for you to insert your bike wheels and roll them up the stairs. Just a heads up to save you some work in the future 😁

  • Theeese Nuuuts

    Theeese Nuuuts

    2 mánuðum síðan

    What did they do again to make it possible?

  • Kemasuk Tungwenuk

    Kemasuk Tungwenuk

    2 mánuðum síðan

    The background behind you calling a path "Novelty" is amazing. (7:03)

  • Peter Slater
    Peter SlaterDegi Síðan síðan

    Wow it's crazy how London looked through the lock down. LA didn't come close to that, although "rush-hour" traffic on the freeways was really down. Makes me want to get a bike for my next solo trip to London...if I can find one that can handle 19½st + backpack.

  • tangobob11
    tangobob11Degi Síðan síðan

    the light is beautiful

  • Menos Problemos
    Menos ProblemosDegi Síðan síðan

    This was nice

  • Grzegorz Cichosz
    Grzegorz CichoszDegi Síðan síðan

    my head aches after seeing this much of biking on the left side of the roas

  • Lord Mashie
    Lord Mashie2 dögum síðan

    London _is_ a beautiful city, when there's no people at least

  • Laura Stephenson
    Laura Stephenson2 dögum síðan

    I have never wanted to move to London before...but then I saw this video.

  • Ethan W
    Ethan W4 dögum síðan

    A delightful thing to watch while eating my breakfast

  • webvidaddict
    webvidaddict4 dögum síðan

    ngl, even as an introvert seeing a major metropolitan city like London being this empty is very creepy. 1) for the fact that it's that empty 2) the power of government to enforce quarantine

  • 74554N 41-5H4TTi
    74554N 41-5H4TTi4 dögum síðan

    My childhood memories are coming back 🥰

  • himynameisgeoff
    himynameisgeoff5 dögum síðan

    How to like a video more than once

  • Mập Ú Bi
    Mập Ú Bi7 dögum síðan

    What was that at 8:09? It looks kinda striking 😃

  • 672hangman
    672hangman13 dögum síðan

    Quite eerie

  • Mitoni
    Mitoni15 dögum síðan

    The second vlog I've seen where you start at Kensington Palace. I love the architecture.

  • Christine H
    Christine H15 dögum síðan

    What song was playing in the beginning?

  • 33LB
    33LB16 dögum síðan

    wait, CGP grey isn't a stick figure?

  • Syndicus
    Syndicus17 dögum síðan

    Wow London is beautiful! I've never seen it in such detail! Amazing video! :)

  • Anirudh Kanaparthy
    Anirudh Kanaparthy21 degi síðan síðan

    I an individual who resides in a Third World think that Grey lives in the city of the future. There are numerous cases where I had to pause the video to admire the beauty of such a lovely scene. To prove this I made a compilations just for you: 5:00 5:15 5:18 (Such beauty) 5:36 5:45 6:25 6:32 6:40 6:50 6:58 7:35 7:46 7:52 8:15 10:22 10:26 10:47 11:04 11:20 11:26 11:34 12:06 12:12 13:20 13:24 13:54 (looks like a fantasy world) 13:55 14:13 14:48 14:54 This is akin to paradise for an aspiring artist like me. For the locals this might be something "not" out of the ordinary or boring, but for me who rarely experiences such scenery, it's magical.

  • Andy Evers
    Andy Evers22 dögum síðan

    You sound just like veritasium

  • The Underdog
    The Underdog23 dögum síðan

    For a British guy, he doesn’t have the accent.

  • Cole Champion
    Cole Champion24 dögum síðan

    I was there right as corona kicked off and country’s started closing travel glade I made it home to the U.S. before I got stuck France and Germany had just closed a day before I left.

  • Macho's Assistant Macho
    Macho's Assistant Macho25 dögum síðan

    Wow never thought about strict lock down countries America stayed mostly the same after the first 3 months

  • Asher Raza
    Asher Raza25 dögum síðan

    Wait, yall are in lockdown?

  • joseph jackson
    joseph jackson26 dögum síðan

    That was a very nice tour of London!

  • joseph jackson
    joseph jackson26 dögum síðan

    Wow. In Texas, people are on the streets like a pandemic never happened. Except for the fact that everyone wears a mask of course.

  • Alex Moscaliuc
    Alex Moscaliuc26 dögum síðan

    Looks like heaven to me - a city with no people.

  • soryboi
    soryboi27 dögum síðan

    hyde park be bussin

  • L
    L28 dögum síðan

    What camera you use?

  • Sarithus
    Sarithus28 dögum síðan

    I’m confused. Grey uploaded the snow day video just prior to this. So how has he been inside for 8 months?

  • Aidan Gittings
    Aidan Gittings29 dögum síðan

    You don’t have an English accent tho?

  • UV_Lightning


    26 dögum síðan

    Probably because he wasn’t born there

  • A b
    A b29 dögum síðan

    the architecture 😍

  • Markuschi90
    Markuschi9029 dögum síðan

    Wow...I knew London is great, but didn't know it would be so lovely in places

  • Pyridon Faltis
    Pyridon FaltisMánuði síðan

    I've visited London many times (about 6 or so) and I didn't think it could ever be as quiet and empty as it is in this video. Also, I've visited the Tower every time I've been there.

  • Neoxyde
    NeoxydeMánuði síðan

    7:17 I don't know if u noticed, but there is ramp for bikes on the left and right of the stairs :p, great video love it

  • 아미BTS
    아미BTSMánuði síðan

    Wow Awesome What a beautiful place I have just seen it in movies

  • dont care tbh
    dont care tbhMánuði síðan

    Escape from Tarkov?

  • Maty Donátová
    Maty DonátováMánuði síðan

    Strong 28 days later vibe.

  • Chris K.
    Chris K.Mánuði síðan

    This whole video is surprisingly relaxing and peaceful. Just seeing a massive city being this empty is really cool

  • Mr Cat

    Mr Cat

    29 dögum síðan

    Yeah, I found it relaxing too. But, I think part of the reason is that I know this is temporary and London will be back to normal soon. I don't think I would find it relaxing and peaceful if grey was exploring Chernobyl. I would just find it depressing.

  • Adam K
    Adam KMánuði síðan

    I never knew London was that beautiful. You made me want to come and see it by self.

  • Jack Kenny
    Jack KennyMánuði síðan

    Awesome music choice for the opening. What a phenomenal piece.

  • Canned Pizza
    Canned PizzaMánuði síðan

    i want to live in london now.

  • Ludwig Van Beethovn
    Ludwig Van BeethovnMánuði síðan

    What bike is gray using?

  • technojunkie123
    technojunkie123Mánuði síðan

    Wow I was here a little over a year ago and seeing the city like this now with no one around is unnerving

  • Randomeud
    RandomeudMánuði síðan

    It's so sad seeing noone

  • Zeb J
    Zeb JMánuði síðan

    Never seen London like this. Reminds me of some old Pinewood cheap bad horror film where some deadly plague from strange aliens has wiped out the population... Oh Err, I used to laugh at such films. What next "Return of the Vampires"? Help, 'Klaatu barada nikto'...

  • Ziggerastika
    ZiggerastikaMánuði síðan

    I do like the Barad-dûr at 11:28

  • Kerberos
    KerberosMánuði síðan

    28 days later vibes

  • Fake
    FakeMánuði síðan

    really sad i didn't explore London when it was this empty

  • Armon
    ArmonMánuði síðan

    What was that green blinking thing? Looked awesome

  • Michael Cordon

    Michael Cordon

    27 dögum síðan

    It's a Hövding airbag helmet

  • GenFox 1G
    GenFox 1GMánuði síðan

    It is always so weird to see London not packed with tourists and just people in general. Like central London around St. Thomas hospital, Elizabeth tower and the London eye every time I go near there is always packed.

  • SeaVo __
    SeaVo __Mánuði síðan

    The street with the bubble seat thingys I’ve been to, and it’s really nice there, me and my family have created a lot of memories around that area :)

  • SeaVo __

    SeaVo __

    Mánuði síðan

    Plus the crossrail place bridge, I’m a born and raised county girl but my mum lived in london so we visit when we can and every time in drains me ; - ;

  • Robert Dooley
    Robert DooleyMánuði síðan

    Wow, I've never seen London 1/10th that empty!

  • Nox
    NoxMánuði síðan

    This vlog has a real zen quality I really love.

  • julianto triwijaya
    julianto triwijayaMánuði síðan

    At least there's no zombie

  • Luke Tayler
    Luke TaylerMánuði síðan

    What's the green light on his neck?

  • Bloody_Crow
    Bloody_CrowMánuði síðan

    My city has people walking around in 2020 and beginning of 2021 exactly like it was in 2019 and people are getting sick left and right.

  • tom_echo
    tom_echoMánuði síðan

    Wow you guys take lockdowns seriously over there. In the US nothing ever shut down quite like that.

  • Gabriel Torquato
    Gabriel TorquatoMánuði síðan

    It's as if all the humans were removed and the world was at peace for once

  • Stephen Church
    Stephen ChurchMánuði síðan

    Totally feel you on that apprehension. I had to actually go inside a grocery store for the first time in a year the other day and I ended up freezing and walking out because it felt so uncomfortable.

  • shipintheskies
    shipintheskiesMánuði síðan

    Someone did a base jump off Barad-Dur the other year! Great to see this cycle around London's landmarks. I cycled along East after the docklands one time and eventually found Rainham Marshes and the landfill site where many of those container boats go. Sustrans have a great website with London cycle routes

  • Ka Wing Tong
    Ka Wing TongMánuði síðan

    Whats that green light flashing on his chest?

  • Damon Ellis
    Damon EllisMánuði síðan

    Silent majority represent! This is a delightful video

  • Guillermo El Nino
    Guillermo El NinoMánuði síðan

    remember: china brought the virus to your country, but your local government decided to lock you in your home

  • Guillermo El Nino

    Guillermo El Nino

    26 dögum síðan

    @UV_Lightning im not confused, im just being cryptic. and your not worth an explanation.

  • UV_Lightning


    26 dögum síðan

    @Guillermo El Nino how does he worship it? You’re confused

  • Guillermo El Nino

    Guillermo El Nino

    26 dögum síðan

    @UV_Lightning There's a difference between belief and worship.

  • UV_Lightning


    26 dögum síðan

    I think he believes in the virus unlike you

  • Wyxxoz


    Mánuði síðan


  • René Riecker
    René RieckerMánuði síðan

    I am in love with your video’s! The way you are doing your research is amazing with results like this. Is there a way I can connect with you to ask questions?

  • snakebarber
    snakebarberMánuði síðan

    8:38 I am definitely that kind of person

  • WriggleNB
    WriggleNBMánuði síðan

    So much I didn't get to see during my high school trip to the UK.

  • Orange Brains
    Orange BrainsMánuði síðan

    Whats that little blinky collar? That peeks my intrigue

  • Michael Cordon

    Michael Cordon

    27 dögum síðan

    It's a Hövding airbag helmet

  • Michael Cordon

    Michael Cordon

    27 dögum síðan

    Yes. And why isn't everyone asking about it?

  • Jesse Lomas
    Jesse LomasMánuði síðan

    This feels like “I am legend” British edition

  • 444haluk
    444halukMánuði síðan

    Still too many people for my taste.

  • Paul Miazga
    Paul MiazgaMánuði síðan

    This is just sad AF to see no one out and about in a city of 12 million. And all because we were conditioned to fear by the media and our governments. Exercise your freedoms and rights before they're ALL taken away!

  • James Wheeler
    James WheelerMánuði síðan

    Loving the flashy collar 😂

  • James Wheeler
    James WheelerMánuði síðan

    Quite fascinating seeing such a vibrant city so quiet and sleepy

  • andrew reece
    andrew reeceMánuði síðan

    I never went on lockdown never wore a mask and was fine in a city of 100k people I’m not saying that the people who died didn’t die but I do not think Covid 19 is everything where making it and I think more people died from suicide then covid

  • Wyxxoz


    Mánuði síðan

    haha you are so cool

  • The Nickname
    The NicknameMánuði síðan

    It's so much nicer without people. Also amazing filming by CGP.

  • Dominic Csogi
    Dominic CsogiMánuði síðan

    Grey are you afraid of the pandemic?

  • Daniel Mauricio
    Daniel MauricioMánuði síðan

    Never thought London was beautiful but now I know. I had a totally different image off London. Thanks

  • Michael Brink
    Michael BrinkMánuði síðan

    I think you should start a second channel for the blog type videos. No offence, but videos like this just aren't what a lot of us subscribed for.

  • Lensy
    LensyMánuði síðan

    Its a nice change that my small town is busier than london for once edit: really suprised when he said "not going to enter an enclosed space". Are people in the big cities really that paranoid about this? Even the people I know that are most OTT about this will still go into shops.

  • Colin DuPée
    Colin DuPéeMánuði síðan

    Jesus Dystopian Christ... it's like the end of the world. I wonder whether COVID or suicide will have killed more people in London by the finish.

  • Nex
    NexMánuði síðan

    My home is so beautiful!

  • J Turbo
    J TurboMánuði síðan

    Kind of reminds me of 28 Days Later

  • Marshall Lambert
    Marshall LambertMánuði síðan

    Having visited London in 2019 seeing it so empty is just so bizarre. But as a photographer this would have been a dream to photograph especially at night.

  • George Soule
    George SouleMánuði síðan

    I love how eerily quiet the streets are.

  • NichoTBE
    NichoTBEMánuði síðan

    Who cleans up the police horse poop in a city?

  • Rob Hand
    Rob HandMánuði síðan

    An electric bike? Are you not worried what this kind of laziness will do to you??

  • Igor MGTOW And Video Games
    Igor MGTOW And Video GamesMánuði síðan

    simple do not follow the rules

  • cgreen339
    cgreen339Mánuði síðan

    Grey there’s a curb there

  • cgreen339


    Mánuði síðan

    Grey watch out for the horse dookie

  • cgreen339


    Mánuði síðan

    Grey there’s a step there

  • SpaceMuffin
    SpaceMuffinMánuði síðan

    Didn't realise my favorite teacher lives in my area! Thanks for your videos!

  • Agiu TAJIK
    Agiu TAJIKMánuði síðan

    I got Covid a month ago. It is the most awful sickness I ever had but because I’m young i passed it without any problem. If you are not living with someone who is old just get it and stop worrying about spreading it or getting it. I think grey is worrying too much. Trust me it’s not a big deal unless you are living with someone old.

  • Justin H
    Justin HMánuði síðan

    CGP Grey has an iconic voice that soothes and perfect for narration

  • Tim Starz
    Tim StarzMánuði síðan

    Was that all you could observe from the observatory?

  • Gavin Prier
    Gavin PrierMánuði síðan

    What did he have around his neck.

  • qotrx
    qotrxMánuði síðan

    Grey, I know you'll never see this, but I just wanna say I'm a huge fan of your content. They're always so well thought out and well-made. I'm always so excited to see on my recommended page that there's a new CGP Grey video. Thank you for all the hard work you put in, and then choosing to upload it to a platform where it's entirely free. I feel like I've learned quite a bit watching your channel and it's epic to see the growth you've had. You deserve it.

  • Xalder
    XalderMánuði síðan

    I'm really curious about all the lights on that bike. What are they indicating?

  • Norrotaku
    NorrotakuMánuði síðan

    I love that the music sounds cool in 1x and 2x speed (the first one that is) this was really great althou I felt uneasy when it just ended

  • Soham Dutta Roy
    Soham Dutta RoyMánuði síðan

    I'm now certain that Grey is a Reanimated Victorian Era Statue

  • Candy Leaf Chan
    Candy Leaf ChanMánuði síðan

    and here i am, watching a video about lockdown in London while in lockdown in shanghai

  • ochoheido
    ochoheidoMánuði síðan

    I guess I'm one of those people because I really liked how quiet this video was. Were your muscles suuuuuper sore the next few days? That was a long day of biking after 8 months inside. Also, I couldn't help noticing how thin and put-together everyone was. Was that a happenstance? Is it a city thing? Or possibly a not-America thing? I hope that observation doesn't offend anyone.

  • felixccaa
    felixccaaMánuði síðan

    By watching this complete empty metropole I wonder, why there are any cases left in London? Lockdown started on Jan 4th, right - that's 2 1/2 months. Infection takes 1-2 days, other claim it's 3-5 days. Calculating a bit this means You guys are 15 - 37 generations of infection away from each other. So where do the cases come from? Here in my country it is even worse, 'cause we are in step by step lockdown since Oct 31st. Maybe we do not know after all, what viruses are really, how the really act and react. Maybe this whole lockdown is pure nonsense. Maybe we have to understand that viruses like bacteria are not only a part of life but also really necessary for life (there are ten times more of them then bodycells in and on Your body - check out Bill Bryson for reference). And well, some can kill You - but not by entering an enclosed room - You need to have an infectious person at least 15 mins really close to You - AND Your immunesystem has to be heavily damaged. But the majority of the ppl believe other ppl are dangerous per se - as if we all were walking bio hazard weapons. I don't get it.

  • Rick Wayne
    Rick WayneMánuði síðan

    People will be kicking themselves in few weeks if they miss the opportunity to buy and invest in bitcoin

  • Seth's Leonard

    Seth's Leonard

    Mánuði síðan

    @Jules Renard That won't bother you if you trade with a professional like Mr Warren O'Brian

  • Jules Renard

    Jules Renard

    Mánuði síðan

    I wanted to trade crypto but got confused by the fluctuations in price

  • Nicole Teresa

    Nicole Teresa

    Mánuði síðan

    Investing in cryptocurrency is one of the best chance of making money 💸

  • Warren O'Brian

    Warren O'Brian

    Mánuði síðan

    The stock market has kept many on suspense from My prospective, I think investing in cryptocurrency will be a wise choice.

  • Christina Doris

    Christina Doris

    Mánuði síðan

    I invested in both gold and crypto but the crypto is more profitable