For the best vistas of London, most of us have to settle for a trip up the Walkie Talkie or The Shard. When you've got access to an AS355 twin-engined helicopter like Jason Hawkes, however, you get to look down on even the loftiest high rise. Jason has been photographing aerial views around the world for 20 years, but his favourite subject of all is London. The gallery above shows off some of Jason's most recent shots, which he captures while leaning out of the side of the helicopter. Rather you than us, Jason.
All images © Jason Hawkes. Check out more of Jason's stunning photography on his website.