The light on the day wasn't great, unfortunately, and it had been raining just before we got there, so the photos aren't the best quality (although some of them do have a kind of vintage cinema sheen to them because they're a bit fuzzy). However the views were amazing, and we had fun playing spot-the-landmark, and in my case, spot-the-buildings-I've-been-to-before.
The Gherkin is one of those buildings that looks quite delicate from afar, and then you get up close and you realise it's flipping massive.
The bar is actually right in the top of the building:
Very tall buildings and raindrops:
(I have briefly been to the bar in this one and posted photos here: http://metropolithan.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/views-from-heron-tower.html)
View towards Canary Wharf:
Two stupid buildings (seriously, what is that one on the left doing?):
Tower Bridge/Tower of London/City Hall etc.: