Aerial London: Seven amazing photographs of the City

 
Jessica Morris
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Have you ever wondered what the City looks like if you're hanging out of a helicopter, and about 1,000ft high?

Jason Hawkes, who is one of the world's top aerial photographers, has carved a career out of doing just that. His portfolio features aerial shots of some of the city's most famous skyscrapers like the Gherkin and the Shard.

The below series of photographs will show you the City from a whole a bird's eye view. They run from Tower Bridge over the Thames, westwards to St Paul's Cathedral, and also include Canary Wharf.

The pictures capture the City at different times of the day: dawn, when it's eerily quiet before the morning rush, to calmer afternoons, as well as late at night, when the City is lit up but deserted.


Iconic view of Tower Bridge, River Thames (Source: Jason Hawkes)


Looking East from St Paul’s Cathedral (Source: Jason Hawkes)


Swiss Re Tower, Lloyds, Leadenhall, and 20 Fenchurch Street skyscrapers (Source: Jason Hawkes)


Late afternoon view of the Shard looking West to Westminster (Source: Jason Hawkes)


A frosty dawn over the City of London (Source: Jason Hawkes)


Over 2400ft above the City of London at night (Source: Jason Hawkes)


Overhead the O2 Arena with Canary Wharf in background (Source: Jason Hawkes)

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