Aerial photographer Jason Hawkes flies and photographs over London every week of the year, leaning out of the door of an AS355 helicopter. ‘It’s amazing how London keeps changing, and it’s a great privilege to fly over the city documenting this,’ says Hawkes. He's kindly shared some of his favourite views over the city from the past year below – follow him on Twitter at @jasonhawkesphot and view more of his dizzying work at jasonhawkes.com.
Winter dawn over the City of London:
A winter's night alongside The Shard – can you spot the sightseers at The View from the Shard gallery?
A late night's work at the News UK building, home of The Times and The Sun:
Seating at the Chelsea Flower Show, May 2015:
A hazy morning over London – see Arsenal's former and current stadiums in the foreground:
Crowds at Field Day Festival, June 6 2015:
Fireworks at the Beating the Retreat parade, Horse Guards Parade, June 2015:
The Queen (we assume) hosts a tea party in the gardens of Buckingham Palace:
Blue skies over the city:
Sunset looking west over the West End:
Londoners enjoy some summer sun on the steps of Granary Square, King's Cross:
Families playing in the Diana Memorial Fountain, Hyde Park:
Autumnal colour in Kensington Gardens:
The new US Embassy under construction along the banks of the Thames:
A single tree on the Sushisamba terrace (near the top of the Heron Tower) turns red for autumn:
Pedestrians queue to get into Oxford Circus tube station:
Annual funfair Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, December 2015:
Busy traffic at Piccadilly Circus:
Skaters on the ice at Somerset House:
The Olympic Stadium, which will soon be home to West Ham football club, and behind it, the Orbit, which will soon be a giant slide:
2,000ft over Bank and the City of London:
Thanks to Jason Hawkes for the images.