Pictures Of The Olympic Park From Above

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Pictures Of The Olympic Park From Above
A vertiginous view of the main Olympic stadium.
A vertiginous view of the main Olympic stadium.
The velodrome, basketball arena and athletes' village.
The velodrome, basketball arena and athletes' village.
Stratford's Jubilee Line depot's distinctive shape.
Stratford's Jubilee Line depot's distinctive shape.
Looking down on the main Olympic stadium.
Looking down on the main Olympic stadium.
Wide shot of the Olympic park.
Wide shot of the Olympic park.
The Orbit attraction reaches for the sky.
The Orbit attraction reaches for the sky.
The Athletes' Village.
The Athletes' Village.
A helicopter landing at Battersea.
A helicopter landing at Battersea.
Stamford Bridge, Chelsea.
Stamford Bridge, Chelsea.
The reservoirs of north east London.
The reservoirs of north east London.
No caption needed.
No caption needed.
Docklands.
Docklands.
Over Earl's Court
Over Earl's Court
Docklands.
Docklands.
The Square Mile.
The Square Mile.
Robbie Williams lives at the top of that tower, dontchyaknow?
Robbie Williams lives at the top of that tower, dontchyaknow?
The Royal Hospital Chelsea.
The Royal Hospital Chelsea.
We wouldn't normally look down on the Queen, but there's Buckingham Palace.
We wouldn't normally look down on the Queen, but there's Buckingham Palace.
Our aerial steed on the Battersea pad.
Our aerial steed on the Battersea pad.
Victoria Park looks like an almost literal 'green lung' from above.
Victoria Park looks like an almost literal 'green lung' from above.
A memory card featuring Olympic mascot Wenlock. What more could you want?
A memory card featuring Olympic mascot Wenlock. What more could you want?
A couple of the new cameras we used and a commemorative Olympic coin from Panasonic.
A couple of the new cameras we used and a commemorative Olympic coin from Panasonic.

Panasonic knows how to lure people to its product launches. The top tier sponsor of London 2012 offered us a ride in a helicopter over the Olympic site in order to test out its new range of cameras. How could we say no?

So off we toddled to Battersea Heliport last week for an unforgettable trip through the skies of London. Our 20 minute flight took us above Earl's Court and Harrow, over north London to Stratford and twice round the Olympic Park. We then followed the river back to base, snapping some of London's most famous landmarks along the way. Have a click through the gallery above for the full photo tour and more information about Panasonic's new Olympic camera range.

Disclaimer: this is not paid-for content...but we got a free ride in a wellichopter courtesy of Panasonic.

Last Updated 10 July 2011