New footage showing off the splendour and beauty of Westminster Abbey like never before has been released.
Video captured on a drone shows allows access and view points which have previously been impossible, and was released to commemorate World Architecture Day on Monday (October 2).
It offers rare glimpses into the attic with its beautifully leaded windows and deep vaults which were installed by Sir Christopher Wren.
The video was filmed on a specially made hexacopter drone, designed to have an extra smooth flying ability to ensure no damage was caused to the abbey, and recorded by Spider Films.
The six-propeller vehicle weighs 6.5kg, is one-metre wide and is a radio-controlled by a pilot and camera operator.
The video starts at the west door entrance and moves through the nave and side aisles to the high altar, before capturing the highs and lows of the beautiful abbey.
The Dean of Westminster, the Very Rev Dr John Hall, said: “Westminster Abbey was built by the most skilled medieval craftsmen using the most modern techniques of their age.
“So it seems only appropriate that we should choose the latest technology to tell the story about the next chapter in the abbey’s history.”
The roof space is due to be converted into a new museum and gallery, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries, which will open in June 2018.
The drone footage was produced for the abbey’s #makehistory campaign, to help raise donations towards the cost of creating the galleries.
Keep up to date with the latest news in west London via the free getwestlondon app.
You can even set it to receive push notifications for all the breaking news in your area.