Six women have been arrested after climbing the outside of The Shard building in London to campaign against Arctic drilling.
London Mayor Boris Johnson will today officially open the public viewing deck at The Shard - the highest vantage point in western Europe.
Artist Stephen Wiltshire - known for drawing incredibly detailed cityscapes from memory - has captured the view from the top of The Shard.
A huge bolt of lightning directly hit The Shard this afternoon during a sudden downpour in central London. The dramatic moment was caught by Michael Hoskinson who was working in an office nearby.
Europe's tallest building, The Shard, was struck by lightning this afternoon during a sudden torrential downpour. The moment was caught on camera in central London.
The Met Police have confirmed the six Greenpeace protesters arrested yesterday on suspicion of aggravated trespass after climbing The Shard in central London have been bailed.
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.
This photo shows Wiola - the youngest of the six climbers - at the top of The Shard in London.
Metropolitan Police have confirmed that the six protesters who scaled The Shard have been arrested. A statement said:
– Metropolitan Police statement
Six female protestors that climbed the Shard today have been arrested.
They have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass.
Police were called at 04.20hrs to reports of a small group of protesters attempting to scale The Shard, in SE1.
It is believed the group first climbed on to the roof of London Bridge Station before accessing the outside of The Shard.
A police officer can be seen in the live video feed from a camera worn by one of the climbers at the top of The Shard. It is not clear whether any of the protesters have been arrested.