London fog: Timelapse video shows heavy shroud clearing from the capital's skyline

Captured from the country's tallest building

Monday 31 October 2016 17:47 GMT
Timelapse shows mist clearing from the London skyline

The capital awoke to thick fog this morning, and the moment it lifted has been captured in a dramatic timelapse video.

Filmed from The View from the Shard, the observation deck on the 69th and 72nd floors of the UK’s tallest building, the footage shows the cloud moving to reveal London landmarks such as the Gherkin, the Cheesegrater and the Walkie-Talkie (aka 30 St Mary Axe, the Leadenhall Building and 20 Fenchurch Street respectively), as well as Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

In the first shot the Cheesegrater’s red lights can be seen shining through the fog until the sun rises, and the rest of the city begins to emerge. The second shot captures a number of boats travelling along the river, as well as trains coming into and out of London Bridge station.

With 95 storeys, the Shard stands 1,016ft high; the observation deck is around 800ft up.

A panoramic shot captured from The View from the Shard 

 A panoramic shot captured from The View from the Shard 

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