Santa's Lap: London Above Eye Level

By Hazel Last edited 133 months ago
Santa's Lap: London Above Eye Level

Dusting off the snow from last year, every day this month the Londonist team will be pointing you in the direction of a Christmas present that (with a bit of luck) you won't already have on your list. Climb up onto our collective lap and we'll see what we can move from our sack to your stockings...

Look up when you're next out and about in London - you'll see things you hadn't noticed before, just slightly above your head. It pays to lift your head, stick your chin in the air and really look around you for the forgotten bits of architecture up in the air. And you can train yourself to spot the good stuff with this photo book, London Above Eye Level.

It's a glossy affair with no text on the photo pages so viewing is uninterrupted until the back pages where the captions and locations are listed for each image. This means inevitable quiz situations as there's bound to be some guessing-out-loud as the pages are turned and semi-recognisable pub signs, dragons looped around the top of drains and leering church gargoyles zip by. A nice purchase for the coffee table book collector you know, or someone who thinks the best view of London is from the top deck of a bus.

London Above Eye Level, available in bookshops and on

Last Updated 07 December 2007