Love From Above: Stunning Aerial Shots Of London

By Londonist Last edited 29 months ago
Love From Above: Stunning Aerial Shots Of London
Met Police pass beneath Jason and co in the City of London.
Met Police pass beneath Jason and co in the City of London.
Chelsea take on Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea take on Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge.
The News Building at night: proof that journalists are a hard-working bunch.
The News Building at night: proof that journalists are a hard-working bunch.
1000ft above the red carpet for the premiere of Divergent, Leicester Square.
1000ft above the red carpet for the premiere of Divergent, Leicester Square.
Never gets boring, does it?
Never gets boring, does it?
The Leadenhall Building looks like it's about to blast off in this shot.
The Leadenhall Building looks like it's about to blast off in this shot.
Red buses look like toys in central London.
Red buses look like toys in central London.
The view from God's penthouse apartment.
The view from God's penthouse apartment.
London through rose-tinted glasses.
London through rose-tinted glasses.
The Thames Barrier from above: could almost be a modern day Armada.
The Thames Barrier from above: could almost be a modern day Armada.
Trafalgar Square: a pigeon's-eye view.
Trafalgar Square: a pigeon's-eye view.
Window cleaners dangling off the side of 20 Fenchurch Street.
Window cleaners dangling off the side of 20 Fenchurch Street.

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.

Last Updated 18 September 2015

Mary Davis

Sad...............such ugly buildings.

Maria Poisson

London is London !! :) <3

Suzeb

I would prefer to see the city of my birth in quieter photo's from the air and wonder why we are always shown the towers of glass and metal instead of the secret parks in the back streets or, indeed, the back streets of older London rather than the monstrosities of the last 40 years.