Wednesday 16 May 2018 11.18am
I also observed this when passing down Blackfriars Road
at around 9pm last night. The drone itself definitely looked like like quite a big commercial one, and was out of place enough to make me stop and watch it land.
As previously reported it was landing into the building site behind the Mad Hatter hotel.
is that it was a remote filming drone and was being used for operator practice. It was definitely of sufficient size to be carrying commercial filming equipment.
When I went past there was also a military helicopter hovering further along the Thames towards the shard, which made the sight even odder. The two things are probably entirely unrelated though.