The air pollution that has put London on ‘black alert’ over the last few days creates “eerily beautiful” Instagram shots, according to the city’s hipsters.

The UK capital is currently blanketed in a layer of smog, as a result of cold and windless weather compounding high emissions and particulates that create the ground-level ozone.

This has created a unique opportunity for Instagram users who have been out in force, striking louche poses in front of the city’s iconic landmarks as the poisonous smoke envelops them in a photogenic cocoon.

Fluorescent sock designer Django Dobson took the day off work yesterday to hit the streets with a couple of friends.

“How often do we get the opportunity to walk around in a real-life filter?

“What a time to be alive!”


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