The View from The Shard captured by artist

12:50 25 January 2013

Stephen Wiltshire

Stephen Wiltshire's pen and ink drawing of the view from The Shard.

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A British artist has become the first person to capture the view from the top of The Shard.

Stephen Wiltshire at The View from The Shard. Picture: Adam Gerrard/SWNS.comStephen Wiltshire at The View from The Shard. Picture: Adam Gerrard/SWNS.com

Stephen Wiltshire, renowned for recreating world leading cityscapes in intricate detail from memory, captured the cityscape from The View from The Shard, the visitor attraction which opens to the public next week.

Wiltshire’s pen and ink drawing of London’s skyline features iconic landmarks including The Gherkin and Tower Bridge.

He said: “London is my hometown and is a beautiful city.

“Seeing the city from so high was a great experience, I especially enjoyed seeing how the river bends and curves towards the sea.

“Drawing the view was an amazing experience and I am very proud of my work.”

Visitors to The View from The Shard will be able to buy the artwork as a mounted print for £35 from the attraction’s shops.

Andy Nyberg, CEO of The View from The Shard, said: “We want The View to become the natural starting point for understanding London.

“It is the only place you can see the entire city laid out before you and Stephen’s interpretation of the view is simply astonishing.

“The detail and skill involved in this work is breathtaking and we are delighted to be offering visitors the opportunity to buy this work as a unique memento of their experience.”

The Shard forms part of the 2million sq ft London Bridge Quarter at London Bridge Station being developed by Sellar Property in association with LBQ Ltd.

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