London!!!! Let’s have a few tips about the GB capital before we jump to the images. According to Wikipedia:
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the Romans, who named it Londinium. London’s ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile (2.9 km2) medieval boundaries and in 2011 had a resident population of 7,375, making it the smallest city in England.
||City & Greater London
||City & 32 boroughs
||607 sq mi (1,572 km2)
||671.0 sq mi (1,737.9 km2)
||3,236 sq mi
In this article we put together some of the most breath-taking photos of London, from above. “H/T” designyoutrust.
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)
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)
The Shard. A group spent Christmas on top of the Shard. (Photo by Dan Salisbury)
Battersea Power Station. The chimney rims are thinner on top than you might expect. (Photo by Bradley L. Garrett)
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)
British Museum, Bloomsbury. The roof of the British Museum was as spectacular from above as it is from inside. (Photo by Alex Oattes)
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)
Gasometers, Hornsey. These gasometers in north London are currently under threat of demolition. (Photo by Bradley L. Garrett)
St Alphage House, City of London. An office block connected to the Barbican Estate. (Photo by Bradley L. Garrett)
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)
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)