In Pictures: The Shard, As Seen From Around London

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 93 months ago
In Pictures: The Shard, As Seen From Around London
The view from the Thames Path in Rotherhithe. (View large).
The view from the Thames Path in Rotherhithe. (View large).
As seen from Platform 2 at Waterloo East station. (View large).
As seen from Platform 2 at Waterloo East station. (View large).
The view from Waterloo Bridge. (View large).
The view from Waterloo Bridge. (View large).
View from the Stone Gallery of St. Paul's Cathedral. Photo / zefrog.
View from the Stone Gallery of St. Paul's Cathedral. Photo / zefrog.
From the top of Centre Point (photographed in mid-October 2010).
From the top of Centre Point (photographed in mid-October 2010).
The view at sunset from a rooftop in Lambeth North
The view at sunset from a rooftop in Lambeth North
The view from Southwark Bridge. (View large).
The view from Southwark Bridge. (View large).
As seen from Primrose Hill. Photo / M@
As seen from Primrose Hill. Photo / M@
Seen through the haze of a morning, from the Living Bridge in Mile End. (View large).
Seen through the haze of a morning, from the Living Bridge in Mile End. (View large).
Early morning view from Parliament Hill, on Hampstead Heath.
Early morning view from Parliament Hill, on Hampstead Heath.
As seen from the 30th floor of Guy's Hospital Tower next door. Note to Guy's: clean your windows!
As seen from the 30th floor of Guy's Hospital Tower next door. Note to Guy's: clean your windows!
Taken from the top of Gypsy Hill.
Taken from the top of Gypsy Hill.
Dusk. From Tower Bridge.
Dusk. From Tower Bridge.
Reflection. From outside London Bridge station.
Reflection. From outside London Bridge station.

After a growth spurt in the summer and autumn, the Shard at London Bridge has now reached nearly three-quarters of its height. By this time next week, it will pass the 235m mark, and in doing so relieve One Canada Square in Canary Wharf of its 18-year reign as Britain's tallest building.

The new tower's pumping concrete core is really starting to make an impact across London, and as the floor plating and glazing catch up, the scale of this building, and how it is going to dominate London's skyline from miles around, is becoming apparent. So we spent the last couple of weeks traipsing around town to see how it looks from various key (and not-so key) vantage points.If you have any suggestions for good spots to view it from, drops us a note in the comments, or tag any of your photos of the Shard in the Londonist Flickrpool with "shard" and we might use them in our next round-up.More pictures of the Shard:- Last December, the tower had barely risen from the ground...- ...but by February the core was on its way up.- In July, it was roughly the height of Guy's Hospital tower.- Urban75 has some recent pictures from ground level.All photographs by author unless otherwise stated.

Last Updated 17 November 2010