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Get a great free view of London from One New Change, St Pauls

There’s not many things you can get for free in central London, so it’s worth celebrating this magnificent free viewing platform by St Paul’s Cathedral one more time.

Accessed through the swishy One New Change development by St Pauls, getting to the roof involves hopping on the lift to the top floor.

I first visited the roof terrace on a sunny September afternoon in 2011, but things were considerably more chilly in February.

Because it was so cold, the terrace was almost totally deserted. Which I liked.

The Shard can be seen to the far right. See views from the top of the Shard here.

In the view above you can see the top of the Walkie Talkie tower to the left (see photo feature here).

Dating from the 17th Century and built to a design by Sir Christopher Wren, St Paul’s Cathedral stands 365 feet (111m) high, and was the tallest building in London from 1710 to 1962.

The poor security fella was so cold he had to lurk in this alcove to keep out of the biting wind.

The Strata tower with its never-working turbines can be seen to the far left.

Taking the lift back down.

Find out more about One New Change here.