A few candids shot around London’s West End in early summer 1994.

Sure, the fashions date them — but the sheer absence of phones is what really leaps out at me.

Toni’s Italian Ice Cream, being sold near Trafalgar Square in 1994.

A robot busker near Leicester Square in 1994, being watched by a crowd of tourists.

A woman reading a magazine in Trafalgar Square in 1994.