British dardevil James Kingston's latest stunt was hanging 490 foot above London

Scary: Kingston atop the Southbank Tower in London
Scary: Kingston atop the Southbank Tower in London

British daredevil and free runner James kingston has released footage of his latest stunt - climbing London's Southbank Tower without any safety equipment to watch the sun rise over the city.

The 23-year-old broke into the building site surrounding the tower and climbed to the top of the 150-metre structure. 

He said he was able to sneak past security at 5am in the morning without being spotted, and that it took him about 30 minutes to make the ascent. 

At the top he performs his signature move, seen also at the top of his climb in Southampton, by hanging from the crane by one arm. 

Speaking to London Live he said: “There’s something about hanging from a crane that is very attractive to me. People may not understand it but, to me, when I get up there I think ‘this is cool – but hanging off it would be cooler'.”

He said there were never any moments in which he felt he would fall and that he did three night climbs before the sunrise one. 

“I’m 100 per cent sure that I will not fall. The only thing that would cause me to die is me choosing to let go.
“There’s no way the wind would blow my grip off or blow me off entirely, and as far as my hand failing or my strength fading that wont happen either. I’ve trained for many years and can hang from one arm for more than a minute so it’s not going to happen.”
He told the Telegraph it was his favourite climb so far: "As views go, this is probably the best climb I've done."
“I could see the whole of London, the sun rising behind the Shard, with the shadow of the building pointing at me. It was immense. I think it was the best view I’ve ever seen.”