Breathtaking Photos Of London Town From Above

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The Shard seen from the Walkie-Talkie, City of London. The counterweight of the Walkie-Talkie crane provided a spectacular view of the Shard. (Photo by Bradley L. Garrett)

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The Shard, Southwark. When construction was close to completion, the cranes on top of the Shard jutted over the side, allowing for a unique view on to the central core. (Photo by Bradley L. Garrett)

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The Shard. A group spent Christmas on top of the Shard. (Photo by Dan Salisbury)

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Battersea Power Station. The chimney rims are thinner on top than you might expect. (Photo by Bradley L. Garrett)

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Battersea Power Station. The view from the top of one of the chimneys, prior to its redvelopment. (Photo by Marc Explo)

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Denning Point, Aldgate. Watching the city lights from the top of a council block. (Photo by Bradley L. Garrett)

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British Museum, Bloomsbury. The roof of the British Museum was as spectacular from above as it is from inside. (Photo by Alex Oattes)

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NEO Bankside, Southwark. These high-end apartment blocks near the Tate Modern provided a vantage point to peer into the ongoing construction of the gallery extension. (Photo by Mike Deere)

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Gasometers, Hornsey. These gasometers in north London are currently under threat of demolition. (Photo by Bradley L. Garrett)

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St Alphage House, City of London. An office block connected to the Barbican Estate. (Photo by Bradley L. Garrett)

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Westfield shopping centre, Hammersmith. One explorer planned to sledge the mounds of the roof in winter, but didn’t get a chance before the snow melted. (Photo by Alastair Batchelor)

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Construction crane, City of London. An explorer scales a crane. (Photo by Luca Carenzo)

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One Tower Bridge, Southwark. The One Tower Bridge development offered a view down to City Hall, and up to the sky. (Photo by Theo Kindynis)

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Trocadero, London. The roof of the Trocadero at Piccadilly Circus was like a huge, empty playground. (Photo by Bradley L. Garrett)

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Petticoat Tower, City of London. A rooftop birthday barbecue on the top of Petticoat Tower was cut short by police, who detained attendees. (Photo by Bradley L. Garrett)

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King’s Reach Tower, Southwark. A view of the Oxo Tower and the Thames. (Photo by Winch)

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Cranbrook Estate, Bethnal Green. Two explorers check to see if the police are responding to their “popping” the roof hatch. (Photo by Thomas Dekeyser)

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Alexandra Palace. The rooftop of “Ally Pally”, an ornament of the Victorian age and the cradle of TV broadcasting. (Photo by Bradley L. Garrett)

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Centre Point, Soho. This 33-storey 1960s tower has been a target of urban explorers for years. The addition of scaffolding allowed access. (Photo by Theo Kindynis)

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