PHOTOS: Stunning images showing London from above

Sunset over London. Looking up the River Thames past Wapping to Tover Bridge, the Shard and the City of London. (Photo: Jason Hawkes/Caters News)

The amazing gallery shows parts of London shot from above — and the views are breathtaking. Jason Hawkes, an aerial photographer from Reading, England, captured the images over the past six months while flying in AS355 helicopters. He said: “The most difficult aspect of shooting aerial views in the U.K. is getting exactly the right kind of lighting. (Caters News)

Photography by Jason Hawkes/Caters News

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Aerial view looking along the River Thames with the Shard on one side and the skyscrapers of the City of London. (Photo: Jason Hawkes/Caters News)
The guards and tourists at Buckingham Palace and Victoria Memorial. (Photo: Jason Hawkes/Caters News)
The City of London at dusk. (Photo: Jason Hawkes/Caters News)
The view across St Paul's Cathedral to the Southbank, London Eye and, in the far distance, the cranes at Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms. (Photo: Jason Hawkes/Caters News)
Aerial view of Wembley Park and Wembley Stadium, Brent, England, with the towers of Central London in the far distance. (Photo: Jason Hawkes/Caters News)
Dawn over Canary Wharf. (Photo: Jason Hawkes/Caters News)
Sunset looking through the towers in the City of London with the construction of 22 Bishopsgate. (Photo: Jason Hawkes/Caters News)
Night aerial view of Piccadilly Circus. (Photo: Jason Hawkes/Caters News)
Aerial view of St Paul's Cathedral. (Photo: Jason Hawkes/Caters News)
Hyde Park. (Photo: Jason Hawkes/Caters News)
Night aerial view of SouthBank and the River Thames. (Photo: Jason Hawkes/Caters News)
About 1,800 feet over the City of London looking west toward Westminster. (Photo: Jason Hawkes/Caters News)
It's springtime in London: a view of the "Reformers Tree" in Hyde Park, by Harry Gray. (Photo: Jason Hawkes/Caters News)

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