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
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 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
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
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)
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
‘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
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
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
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.