There are plenty of opportunities for vertigo-free window cleaners across town, with a choice of platform, crane or — for the hardcore pros — abseiling.
The Shard is undoubtedly London's new big boon for the trade. As a high-wire activity though, window cleaning is not a risk-free business, as one cleaner found out in the summer.
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Last Updated 30 November 2012