London from the Rooftops – A Decade of Change: New exhibition shows 10 years of the capital's changing skyline

Gareth Richman, Harry Fletcher
London from the Rooftops

A new photography exhibition showcasing the dramatic changes to London’s skyline is arriving later this month.

London From the Rooftops – A Decade of Change, by photographer James Burns, opens at Steel Yard London on November 19.

Burns's work traces the physical impact of the city’s high-rise developments on the city, with buildings including the Shard, the Leadenhall Building and the Scalpel rising up over recent times.

Highlights include snapshots of sunsets captured behind 20 Fenchurch, also known as the Walkie-Talkie, early morning shots of the City and rainbows over Canary Wharf.

Speaking about the exhibition, Burns said: “I love this city, it inspires me endlessly and I had no idea when I started out that it would become so inexorably more exciting to photograph.

“We have some stunning new landmarks that have become almost instantly iconic and an absolute joy to photograph alongside our world-famous heritage sites. There’s no city on earth with quite the same dynamic architectural variety as London and we can feel proud of that.”

London From the Rooftops – A Decade of Change runs at the The Steel Yard London from November 19-21. Follow James Burns on Instagram at @londonfromtherooftops