Jason Hawkes, Britain's favourite aerial photographer, took advantage of the recent glorious weather to capture London from the air, sparkling in the sunshine, bathed in the warm glow of the setting sun and glittering at night.

Jason is one of the world's most prolific and sought-after aerial photographers. He has been hovering over cities with a camera since 1991 - initially in microlight aircraft and then hanging out of helicopters.

He says he loves shooting just after dusk, when the city lights come on and there is a tiny bit of colour left in the sky. New advances in digital camera technology allow him to capture the city at night. "It's a fantastic city - the sprawl when looking from above is incredible," he says.

In this gallery, IBTimes UK presents some of his recent photographs of London from the air. To see more, visit his website at www.jasonhawkes.com. Follow Jason on Twitter at @jasonhawkesphot for the latest info and behind-the-scenes pictures.