Aerial photographs of London

1. These aerial photos offering a bird’s eye view of London’s skyline were taken from a helicopter at dawn as the city woke. Roads and pavements are eerily quiet – a very different scene to the usual hustle and bustle.

Aerial photographs of London

2. The Houses of Parliament are reflected in the Thames, behind the London Eye

Aerial photographs of London

3. Aerial image of The Olympic Stadium being prepared for the opening ceremony, stage-managed by Danny Boyle…

Aerial photographs of London

4. …The countryside theme is evident, with a tree in one end of the stadium and an outline of the River Thames

Aerial photographs of London

5. Aerial view of the top of the Shard

Aerial photographs of London

6. Aerial view of the Thames flood barrier at dawn

Aerial photographs of London

7. Tower Bridge, the Shard and the BT Tower, with Wembley Stadium in the distance

Aerial photographs of London

8. Aerial view of Buckingham Palace

Aerial photographs of London

9. Aerial view of the Royal Albert Hall and Albert Memorial

Aerial photographs of London

10. Looking towards the City from Canary Wharf

Aerial photographs of London

11. Tower Bridge, City Hall and HMS Belfast

Aerial photographs of London

12. The Shard, Tower Bridge and south-east London

Aerial photographs of London