This Is What London Looked Like From Above In 2019

By Maire Rose Connor Last edited 8 months ago
This Is What London Looked Like From Above In 2019
Aerial view looking along the River Thames

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope — it's aerial photographer Jason Hawkes, who has spent the last 25 years hanging out the side of helicopters around the globe, capturing incredible shots like the one above.

The aptly-named Hawkes flies over London most weeks, and has quite the bounty of breathtaking aerial photographs of the capital as a result. Here are some of our favourites from 2019.

Piccadilly Circus at Dusk

Pretty houses in Paddington

A bird's-eye view of Buckingham Palace

Roof gardens at 33 King William Street (City of London)

A sunny day on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral

Canary Wharf at dusk, looking west to the City

People crossing the Millennium Bridge

BT Tower and views over the capital

Television Centre (Shepherd's Bush)

Somerset House during a Film4 screening

The Shard and Canary Wharf

Roof garden at No. 1 Poultry (City of London)

Winter Wonderland and Mayfair

Dawn over the City of London

Dawn at London City Airport

Aerial view of Trafalgar Square

Over Kensington Palace & Gardens to Hyde Park

The London Eye at night

The new Tottenham Hotspur stadium

St Paul's Cathedral and the City of London

The terrace at Sky View Tower (Stratford)

Canal at Little Venice

Daybreak over the River Thames

The tip of The Gherkin and the construction of 22 Bishopsgate

Above The British Museum

Viking Sun Cruise Ship, docked at Greenwich

Early morning mist over St Paul's, Southbank, and beyond to Battersea

Aerial shot of the City of London

Top of 1 Blackfriars (South Bank)

Covent Garden

All images © Jason Hawkes.

Discover more of Jason's work here.

Last Updated 20 December 2019