London from above: Stunning aerial images show size and scale of capital

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A dusk aerial image looks across the City of London (Jason Hawkes) (Jason Hawkes)

From Canary Wharf to Brick Lane via Kings Cross Station, these are the spectacular aerial snaps which show off the size and scale of London like never before.

Photographer Jason Hawkes, who specialises in images from above, spent two months as a helicopter passenger, building this collection of enviable aerial images.

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Jason, 45, has been taking aerial pictures since 1991, but his collection of London images ranks as one of his best works.

His varied collection takes in sky-high landmarks like Canary Wharf and The Shard, as well as less likely subjects such as the markets on Brick Lane and the new roof on Kings Cross Station.

It is his picture of Kings Cross Station which he says is his favourite from the London collection.

Jason, who is based in Oxfordshire, told Yahoo! News: 'I like the slightly abstract quality of the image and its a beautiful building.'

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His 'London from above' set also shows the greener side of the capital in pictures of Green Park and the Jubilee Gardens near the London Eye.

He has also taken aerial photographs of New York, various sporting arenas, and even amusement parks in Orlando, Florida.

Check out more of Jason's work here.


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