Artist Stephen Wiltshire - known for drawing incredibly detailed cityscapes from memory - has captured the view from the top of The Shard.
Steep entry prices have not deterred tourists wanting to see London from the UK's highest building which opens to visitors next month.
The final piece of steel has been bolted in place on the skyscraper that's become the tallest building in Europe.
The Queen was given a bird's eye view of London today as she visited the Shard. Her journey to the top of the capital's largest building was to visit a scheme that helps gifted students from less affluent backgrounds get to university. Sangeeta Kandola reports.
The Queen has been given a bird's eye view of London at the top of The Shard. Standing 1,016 ft high both the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were given a spectacular view of the skyline.
The Royal couple were taken to levels 69 and 72 of the landmark building in London Bridge for a tour and to take in the view.
The tour was part of a visit to a scheme which helps to pay for some of the poorest students go to university. The Southwark Scholarship Scheme removes the financial burden of going to university for high achievers who would otherwise have struggled to be able to afford it.
A group of young children was treated to a classroom with a view today during a special trip to the Shard.
Once at the top they enjoyed second treat - a personal reading from a very special author, the creator of the Horrid Henry books. Ruth Banks was there.
This is what London's rush hour looks like from The Shard as a long queue of buses waits to cross London Bridge.
The Press Association has released this incredible picture of a bolt of lightning striking one of London's skyscrapers.
It was taken from the top of the Shard at the weekend.
Six Greenpeace protesters who scaled Britain's tallest building have left police custody, the environmental group said.
The six women were arrested on Wednesday night on suspicion of aggravated trespass after climbing the Shard in London as a protest over drilling in the Arctic.
Greenpeace UK tweeted: "All six ice climbers out of police custody and on their way home."
It did not mention whether the protesters were charged.
Six Greenpeace protesters who scaled Britain's tallest building remain in police custody this morning after being arrested last night on suspicion of aggravated tresspass.
They were driven away by police in an unmarked white van to the sound of cheers from supporters gathered at the foot of the landmark.