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.
Steep entry prices have not deterred tourists wanting to see London from the UK's highest building which opens to visitors next month.
A man has proposed to his girlfriend at the official opening of the Shard's observation deck..
22-year-old James Episcopou got down on one knee in front of the media invited to cover the event - luckily for him, Laura Taylor, who is also 22, said yes.
The engagement took place on level 72 of the Shard, just over 800ft above the capital
A headcam has captured some of Prince Andrew's abseil descent down London's Shard today.
His Royal Highness was taking part in the event for charity.
Prince Andrew has said he is trying to raise £1 million for charity following his successful abseil descent down London's Shard building today.
Here are his online fundraising pages:
Ffion Hague, wife of Foreign Secretary William, has completed her abseil down The Shard building in London.
She has told reporters she is glad it is over. She admits she would not necessarily want to do it again but says it was exhilarating.
The Duke of York has told Daybreak presenter Gethin Jones that abseiling down down The Shard was a nerve-wracking experience.