38 Stunning Aerial Photos Of London Throughout 2022

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 17 months ago

Last Updated 06 January 2023

38 Stunning Aerial Photos Of London Throughout 2022
Looking down on the Thames and skyscrapers at Canary Wharf
A cold January day looking across, Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs.

He's done it again. Just when we thought his work couldn't get any more impressive, aerial photographer Jason Hawkes shares some of his new images of London with us, and they're as breathtaking as ever.

Jason Hawkes is an aerial photographer who has been flying over London for over 20 years, shooting while leaning out of the door of AS355 helicopters from heights of between 450ft and 2500ft. He has produced over 50 books of his works, as well as shooting on behalf of clients. Below are some of his favourite images from throughout 2022, from cold January mornings through to the bright lights of Christmas in December, via drought, Wimbledon, and the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

See more of his work on his website, and follow him on Instagram and Twitter.

The Thames wending through the middle of the shot with landmarks including One Blackfriars and the London Eye visible
Aerial view of Blackfriars, London Waterloo East and South Bank.
A section of the roof of The O2, with part of the white covering missing
The roof of The 02, Greenwich Peninsula, ripped off by Storm Eunice in February 2022.
Looking straight down the Thames from east to west from Tower Bridge, with The Shard and various skyscrapers in the Square Mile standing out.
A dusk aerial view over London.
Regent Street cuts through the centre of the shot, with rows of flags spaced out hanging across the street
Union Jack flags along Regent Street to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
The runway, surrounded by the water of the docks and the Thames
Aerial view of London City Airport.
Skyscrapers of Canary Wharf in the foreground, with the Thames and the Shard visible in the background
Looking down South Dock, Canary Wharf.
Looking down the Thames through various bridges from Tower Bridge to Blackfriars Bridge
View over Tower Bridge and the River Thames.
A close-up a few floors towards the top of The Shard, with sightseers looking out from the viewing level
A close-up looking into The View from The Shard.
The cluster of towers at Vauxhall in the foreground, and the Square Mile in the background
Misty morning view over Vauxhall with the City of London in the background.
A view of the curve of the Thames at Charing Cross, looking west to east with the London Eye in the centre
Dawn over the Palace of Westminster, London Eye, and River Thames.
Looking down onto the roof of Battersea Power Station, through two of its iconic chimneys
View over Battersea Power Station.
A view of the river and surrounding area, from Temple right down to Vauxhall
Aerial view of the River Thames, London Eye, South Bank, Embankment and Houses of Parliament.
The Serpentine lake surrounded by the trees and grass of Hyde Park
Aerial view of Hyde Park.
Looking straight down onto the court and stands of No 1 Court
View down onto No 1 Court at Wimbledon.
Three sets of fountains embedded in the ground, with people running around between them on a sunny day
Families playing in the fountains at Granary Square, King's Cross.
The grass of Kensington Gardens is completely brown, with tarmac paths criss-crossing through the centre. Trees around the edge of the park are still fairly green.
Aerial view of a parched Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, Summer 2022.
The Round Pond in the centre of Kensington Gardens, surrounded by scorched brown grass and green trees
A parched Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park.
Approximately 35 people spread out in the blue water of the Lido, with more people sitting around the edge or laying on towels and sun loungers
People swimming and sunbathing at Brockwell Lido.
Looking west over the River Thames to the Palace of Westminster, St James's Park and Green Park.
The circular London Stadium in the foreground, with the Aquatics Centre and other Stratford landmarks behind it
London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford.
The Shard in the foreground with the Thames and Tower Bridge behind it
Aerial view of The Shard
Looking east down the River Thames, from Charing Cross towards the City
Aerial view of the Thames
Looking down onto the roof of Battersea Power Station and other new buildings nearby, including one with a small rooftop pool
1 Electric Boulevard, art'otel and London Battersea Power Station.
A foreshortened aerial view of the River Thames, Tower Bridge, with the Wembley Stadium arch visible in the distance.
Play fountains in the pavement on the left of the image, with trees with red, yellow, orange and green leaves to the right of the image
Autumnal colours at Olympic Park Splash Fountain, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford.
The London skyline, including the London Eye, Shard, Gherkin, and skyscrapers of Canary Wharf
View over the Serpentine, Hyde Park to Mayfair and beyond, the London Eye, Shard and Canary Wharf.
An orange sky over the River Thames and surrounding buildlings at Vauxhall
Dusk aerial view of Albert Embankment and Vauxhall.
Wembley Stadium and surrounding buildings lit up in the dark at night
Night aerial view over Wembley Park and Wembley Stadium.
Looking straight down the Thames from the London Eye to Nine Elms and Vauxhall
Autumnal view looking up the River Thames over Palace of Westminster to Vauxhall.
A hazy view, including part of Hyde Park, right out to The Shard and Canary Wharf
Dawn view over Hyde Park Corner and Buckingham Palace.
Aerial view of the Thames.
The newly restored 'Big Ben' clock face at the Houses of Parliament
Elizabeth Tower, Palace of Westminster.
The top few floors of 20 Fenchurch Street, including the Sky Garden with outdoor terrace, where there are people sitting and standing
Close-up view of the Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street.
The four chimneys and the building of Battersea Power Station, illuminated in pink-purple hues at night
Battersea Power Station.
Very bright and colourful lights including rollercoasters and a giant observation wheel in Hyde Park. The rest of the park surrounding it is in darkness, with less bright lights visible in the streets surrounding the park
Night aerial view of Hyde Park Winter Wonderland.
A view of London at night, in which Regent Street really stands out due to its bright Christmas lights hung above the street
Night aerial view of the Christmas lights on Regent Street.
The top of The Shard illuminated pink at night. The dome of St Paul's, bridges over the river and some other landmarks are lit up behind it.
Night aerial view of The Shard Christmas lights.