Sunday, December 7, 2014

London Panorama Views


This is the best that London's skyline has to offer - 
in 16 outstanding panoramic photographs of the 
capital as you've never seen it before.
Graham Charlie Edwards took the spectacular 
pictures from a mixture of public spots and private 
flats, from the City to Primrose Hill, for a new book.
It features what could be the best view from any 
London home - the one enjoyed by Jeffrey Archer, 
from his Albert Embankment penthouse.

Along the Thames: This is the astonishing view of central London from Lord Archer's penthouse flat on the Albert Embankment

Along the Thames: This is the astonishing view of central London 
from Lord Archer's penthouse flat on the Albert Embankment

North from Bankside: The Millenium Bridge and St Paul's Cathedral - which is on Ludgate Hill, the City of London's highest point

North from Bankside: The Millenium Bridge and St Paul's Cathedral - which is on Ludgate Hill, the City of London's highest point

East from Waterloo Bridge: Photographer Graham Charles Edwards says this is widely regarded as the finest street-level view in London

East from Waterloo Bridge: Photographer Graham Charles Edwards says this is widely regarded as the finest street-level view in London

East from Aldwych: The Leadenhall Building (centre left), or 'Cheesegrater' and 20 Fenchurch Street, or 'The Walkie-Talkie' (centre right)

East from Aldwych: The Leadenhall Building (centre left), or 'Cheesegrater' and 20 Fenchurch Street, or 'The Walkie-Talkie' (centre right)

South from Tower Hill: Tower Bridge (right), built in 1894, and the Tower of London, which has parts dating back nearly 1,000 years

South from Tower Hill: Tower Bridge (right), built in 1894, and the 
Tower of London, which has parts dating back nearly 1,000 years
The view from Lord Archer’s multi-million pound flat 
next the River Thames takes in the likes of Big Ben, the 
Houses of Parliament and the London Eye.
Mr Edwards, 52, of Knightsbridge, told MailOnline: 
‘I noticed him talking in his apartment, and he likes to 
sit on a sofa with that view behind him.

‘I dropped off a mock-up of my book before it was printed, 
and asked him, “do you think I could come up and take a 
view from your penthouse”?
‘To my astonishment he agreed. I waited for a good day, 
and I went up there and I spent an amazing hour taking 
pictures. He's got a 360-degree view.

East from The Mall: Trafalgar Square and English & Chinese Anglican church St Martin-in-the-Fields built in 1722 can be seen to the left

East from The Mall: Trafalgar Square and English Chinese Anglican 
church St Martin-in-the-Fields built in 1722 can be seen to the left

North-east from St James's: The London Eye is bathed in blue light along with the Shell Centre on the South Bank at night

North-east from St James's: The London Eye is bathed in blue light 
along with the Shell Centre on the South Bank at night

North from Shad Thames: This part of London was badly damaged during the Blitz. The old News International can be seen (back right)

North from Shad Thames: This part of London was badly damaged 
during the Blitz. The old News International can be seen (back right)

Looking east from Battersea: The striking landmark of Battersea Power Station, with the train tracks into Victoria station to the left

Looking east from Battersea: The striking landmark of Battersea 
Power Station, with the train tracks into Victoria station to the left

South from Primrose Hill: This vantage point rises to 256ft (78m), giving a outstanding panoramic view across the capital city

South from Primrose Hill: This vantage point rises to 256ft (78m), 
giving a outstanding panoramic view across the capital city
‘When I had the book printed, I sent a copy to him - and 
he asked me for three more, which he bought from me. 
If you don't ask, you don’t get.’
The penthouse owned by Lord Archer - who has bought 
three copies of Mr Edwards's book - is on a peninsula 
giving stunning views along the river.
Mr Edwards has been working on the book of panoramic photographs for five years, and spoke to various people 
about gaining access to their flats.
Six of the images were taken from private homes, with 
Mr Edwards wanting to study rare views of the London 
skyline that the public cannot usual see.

East from Pimlico: The MI6 Building used in James Bond films can be seen to the left, with the St George Wharf development to the right

East from Pimlico: The MI6 Building used in James Bond films can 
be seen to the left, with the St George Wharf development to the right

North-east from Nine Elms: The office block to the left is the 1963 Millbank Tower, and Vauxhall Bridge can be seen across the river

North-east from Nine Elms: The office block to the left is the 1963 
Millbank Tower, and Vauxhall Bridge can be seen across the river

North from Greenwich Park: This image provides a financial view of London with the City on the left and Canary Wharf on the right

North from Greenwich Park: This image provides a financial view 
of London with the City on the left and Canary Wharf on the right

East from Cheyne Walk: The Albert Bridge, which has had many structural problems since being buit in 1873, is seen in the late evening

South from Clerkenwell: The brutalist Barbican Centre is pictured 
centre left, while the Old Bailey criminal court can be seen on the right

East from Cheyne Walk: The Albert Bridge, which has had many structural problems since being buit in 1873, is seen in the late evening

East from Cheyne Walk: The Albert Bridge, which has had many 
structural problems since being buit in 1873, is seen in the late evening

South-west from Battersea Bridge: This view of the capital includes the luxury Belvedere Tower at Chelsea Harbour (tall building, right)

South-west from Battersea Bridge: This view of the capital includes 
the luxury Belvedere Tower at Chelsea Harbour (tall building, right)
Other views featured in the book include looking east from Battersea, north from Greenwich and south from Primrose 
Hill. Also to be seen in the self-published book are views north 
from Bankside, east from The Mall, south from Clerkenwell 
and east from Pimlico.
Lord Archer, 74, is notorious for being jailed for four years 
in 2001 after being found guilty of perjury and perverting the course of justice.
His apartment is in a building which has an average flat 
value of £2.8million. The book, London Vistas, is available 
for £25 by clicking here.


What a view: Lord Archer and his wife Lady Mary Archer pose in the stunning penthouse for a Daily Mail photoshoot earlier this year

What a view: Lord Archer and his wife Lady Mary Archer pose in the 
stunning penthouse for a Daily Mail photoshoot earlier this year

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