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12 incredible photos of London from above

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Isabelle Aron
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Afraid of heights? You may want to look away now. A group of photographers have spent the last seven years clambering up onto London's highest rooftops (using slightly dodgy methods) to capture some seriously ace photos of the city from way up above. They've now published the fruits of their labours in a new photo book, 'London Rising: Illicit Photos From the City's Heights', which features personal accounts of their experiences climbing up chimneys, freestanding pylons and onto the roofs of council blocks, the Barbican Centre and the British Museum – as well as of lots of lovely (if vertigo-inducing) snaps.

Here's a sneak peek of some of the photos from the book:

Thomas Dekeyser

Bradley L. Garrett

Marc Explo

Winch

Theo Kindynis

Bradley L. Garrett

Bradley L. Garrett

Dan Salisbury

Bradley L. Garrett

Luca Carenzo

Bradley L. Garrett

London Rising: Illicit Photos From the City's Heights (Prestel) is out on March 1.

Want more cool London photos? Check out these 25 photos that prove London is just a cute little village.

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