Shot at the very top of The Shard, at over 300 metres above the River Thames, this extremely high-resolution interactive gigapixel 360 degree panoramic photograph allows you to explore London’s skyline in exquisite detail. Many of London’s most famous and iconic buildings are visible in this 360 panorama. From the latest additions to the City […]
City Of London: here you can read about City Of London in virtual tours and see examples of City Of London 360 virtual tours.
The financial heart of London, the City of London is also known as the Square Mile or just simply ‘the City’. Administered and policed by the City of London Corporation it has been officially designated city status.
Outside of the headlines made by the City’s financial activities, the architecture of the City has always been keenly observed. The current construction frenzy, temporarily halted during the recent recession, is as fervent as ever. Recent notable additions to the cityscape include the Leadenhall Building (nicknamed the cheese grater) and 20 Fenchurch Street (known as the Walkie-Talkie). The City is full of iconic buildings, old and new, from St Paul’s Cathedral to the Lloyd’s Building with many of these captured in Will Pearson’s panoramic photography.
If you’re heading off to sunnier destinations from Gatwick Airport right now, you might just notice one of my Shard images… The image measures 32m (105′) long by about 5.4m (18′) tall. Viewers can really get lost in the detail as the resolution is so high, even at this scale. You can see the panorama […]
One of the City of London’s most iconic buildings is 11 this year. The building commonly known as ‘the Gherkin’ is the 4th tallest in the City of London, behind Tower 42, the Heron Tower and the Leadenhall Building (‘the Cheesegrater’), but still stands out as instantly recognisable on the City’s skyline. It counts as […]
Canary Wharf was built on the old West India Docks in the Isle of Dogs. With the advent of major container ships in the 1960s, the docks, which were suitable only for smaller vessels, had steadily declined and by 1980 had closed entirely. The area has been reinvented as a major London business district, with […]
View over some of London’s most iconic buildings. After St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower 42 is the grand old lady of tall buildings here, having been first occupied in 1980, with the Lloyds building following in ’86. It seems impossible to think of the City of London now without the Gherkin (30 St Mary Axe) which […]
View from the roof of the Leadenhall Building looking out over London in the January sun. This is one of the times of day that light and the clouds can alter swiftly, and to capture a high resolution image in the few instants before you lose that special moment where sunlight and cloud concatenate is […]
When setting up a shoot from a tall building, it’s easy to become absorbed in the technicalities. The kit, the back-up in case of equipment failure, the technical process, waiting for the right weather, there’s much to plan for. And then, there are moments of pure magic for me when the light is briefly quite […]
The scale of London can only be truly appreciated from a height. There is no better place in London to do this than from the Shard. This image was shot from the very top of the Shard, 310 metres above London, which is more than 60 metres above the public viewing platform on the 72nd […]
London’s skyline is constantly changing and this high resolution panorama features two striking new buildings, both close to completion. In the foreground is 20 Fenchurch Street. Its nickname the ‘Walkie Talkie’ can be attributed to its bulging, concave form. Just behind is The Leadenhall Building, rising to 225m, designed by Richard Rogers, architect of the […]
To mark the opening of the Shard’s viewing gallery (‘The View from The Shard’), today The Guardian are featuring 2 of my interactive deep-zoom images captured from The Shard in their online and print edition. The online edition features an exciting interface which allows you to zoom in and click on hotspots for information. As […]
Here you can really look into the City – the panorama is incredibly high resolution so whilst you can stay panned back to take in the views over the Barbican to the Heron Tower, Tower 42, The Gherkin at St Mary Axe, the new Rothschilds Bank HQ at St Swithin’s Lane and the Shard, go […]
London’s tall landmarks bound together in one panoramic image as the sun sets on an autumn evening. From Earl’s Court, Kensington Gardens and the Albert Hall towards the west, then across the Serpentine to the iconic Battersea Power Station, Crystal Palace, Big Ben, the London Eye, Thames House at Vauxhall Cross (the MI5 building), Westminster […]
This image was shot as part of a commission for the cable car across the Thames, the Emirates Air Line. It was captured near Royal Victoria Docks and takes in a huge view across South and East London, and distant landmarks like the QEII Bridge at Dartford. You can zoom in and explore in detail […]
London’s brief stillness in the minutes after rush hour has ended before the evening’s activity truly begins. The panorama takes in most of London’s major landmarks from The Shard to Canary Wharf, The City of London with St Paul’s Cathedral, with the Thames dividing the city and the Tate Tower bisecting the image.
Twilight panoramic view from the Renzo Piano building – London’s tallest and most spectacular new skyscraper, The Shard London Bridge. The River Thames sweeps past the illuminated City from Tower Bridge past London Bridge to Millennium Bridge and beyond. Many of London’s landmarks are visible in the cityscape, from Canary Wharf to the towering City […]
Looking beyond the greenery of Hampstead Heath towards London and its iconic Landmarks. The newly completed Shard is a striking addition to the skyline. The panorama stretches from BT Tower in the west to Broadgate Tower in the City of London.
High resolution 360 interactive panorama shot from the crane at the top of the Shard, London Bridge. The Shard is the tallest building in the European Union and the viewing gallery will open to the public in 2013. Most of London and beyond is visible in this Gigapixel image, from the skyscrapers of the City […]
Panoramic view form the South Bank London looking out onto Canary Wharf, City of London, The Shard, St Pauls Cathedral, The Olympic Village 2012. This is a very high resolution panorama, you can zoom in to see details and further explore London’s landmark buildings, including Tower 42, 30 St Mary Axe, The Barbican, Heron Tower […]
This 360 image was captured at the top of the Shard London Bridge, 310m above London, on the night of the student protests in November 2010. You can see the police helicopters hovering over London above the demonstration. Technically this was a very difficult shoot, I was on the crane at the top of the […]
In this panorama you can view The Shard under construction, with Canary Wharf seemingly just behind it. The level of resolution allows you to zoom in and see an incredible level of detail. Please click the ‘Fullscreen’ button for the best viewing experience and you can further explore the image to find many more of […]