We're walking through the glass alps. The main roof of Victoria station glints in the mid-morning sun — its slopes cover an area equivalent to three football pitches. Older sheds to the west serve as crystalline foothills. From up here, the country's second busiest railway station is silent, serene even.
Victoria's vast roof dates from 1862 and is Grade II listed, but have been heavily refurbished since. From here, you get remarkable views of local landmarks, such as Battersea Power Station and Westminster Cathedral. You also get a sense of the great development works taking place in the area, including a modernised tube station.
With thanks to Network Rail for showing us round. Read more about the secret corners and peculiar nicknames of Victoria Station.
See also: On the roof of King's Cross station.