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London From Above

  • Mar 16, 2014 · 2:00 PM
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Following Matt's suggestion, we'll spend an afternoon looking down on London rather than looking upwards, and visiting several towers to get the best views of London and its skyline - a fascinating juxtaposition of historical buildings and modern architecture.

The late start is partly as I'll be coming back early from Leeds, and also so that we can benefit from the angle of the afternoon sun for this one. 

As none of the locations are close enough to each other to cover by walking distance, please make sure you have a valid travelcard for the day. I'm avoiding the pricier towers, so the only additional cost will be £3, which you can pay me, and I will pay on your behalf.

Please pay in cash on the day, and if you need my phone number, it's 07955 861414. Please ensure I have your phone number, otherwise I won't be able to contact you if you get separated from the group.

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  • ShotByTops.com

    Shame I had to run off so quickly, but was nice to see new and old faces again and get another viewpoint

    1 · March 18, 2014

  • Carina

    Loved the day/tour/group!!!! I enjoyed it a lot!

    1 · March 17, 2014

  • Beverly B.

    An ambitious 'tour', with fascinating views and very interesting people. So sorry I had to leave early.

    2 · March 17, 2014

  • Sally

    Very enjoyable meetup and stunning views. Thank you !

    2 · March 17, 2014

  • sam

    Beautiful meetup and Central London bird's eye view thanks to Chantel and Matt!

    3 · March 16, 2014

    • Chantal

      Chantel? Who's that? :P

      March 17, 2014

  • James M.

    A great photo walk! Thanks for such a great day

    2 · March 16, 2014

  • Alasdair

    The film processing service I mentioned in the pub afterwards: http://www.ag-photolab.co.uk

    March 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Chantal and Matt for organising this one. I lost you near London Bridge but it was a great day! Hopefully I got some nice pics too.

    2 · March 16, 2014

  • Chantal

    We're on the 40th floor :)

    March 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It will be after 2 when I arrive. Just at moorgate

    March 16, 2014

    • Chantal

      That's fine, we'll be here till about 2.45

      1 · March 16, 2014

  • Kim G.

    Yea, I have free myself, join you later!

    1 · March 16, 2014

  • Chantal

    Ah. Minor change of plans - I'm coming back to London a day early for a shoot. But there's no point in changing the start time, is there? :)

    March 13, 2014

    • Carina

      So is 2pm no?confirmed?

      March 15, 2014

    • Chantal

      The meetup time has not changed, Carina.

      1 · March 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry again! Do this again after 25th? :)

    1 · March 14, 2014

    • Chantal

      Take some bloody good photos while you're away, please! :)

      March 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Definitely!

      March 15, 2014

  • chris

    In case anyone coming to this meetup fancies getting up to London early on Sunday for a little extra treat, I just saw this event online. Seems like somewhere a photographer would have a ball. I can't see an opening time, but I think it may be 10:30.
    http://www.vintagefestival.co.uk/events/classic-car-boot-sale-15th-16th-march-2014

    1 · March 14, 2014

    • Beverly B.

      Nope, Southbank Centre.

      March 14, 2014

    • Alasdair

      I tried to get into that one the last time it was on but the queue was enormous! Get there early if you want to go. Lots of shiny vintage cars outside even if you don't get in.

      March 15, 2014

  • sam

    Whoa, I'll be there

    1 · March 15, 2014

  • Kin Chan P.

    Sorry can't make it now. See you all soon

    March 14, 2014

    • Chantal

      Aww shame - thanks for coming on Wednesday!

      March 15, 2014

  • Hannah

    Damn I have done it again! Sorry, can't make it either :(

    March 14, 2014

  • Johnny N.

    Sorry, I can't make it this Sunday :-(

    March 14, 2014

  • Carina

    Me too!

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • Matt

    It's free to visit the Paramount restaurant and bar at the top of Centre Point - though they'll probably expect you to buy a drink :-). If you call[masked] and ask to make a bar reservation, if the time slot is open they'll ask for your name and email address. They'll also want the first names of the other members of your party. There's kind of a dress code, but it's basically no ripped jeans or trainers (and they don't always enforce it). Also, if you have a big bag they might search it, and I don't think tripods are allowed. It's a bit of hassle but the views are fantastic.

    1 · March 7, 2014

    • Chantal

      Thanks, they're on my list! I had a migraine when I got home last night (leaving present from now-ex-job) hence not putting in more detail.

      March 7, 2014

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