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Architecture in London

England’s capital city is famous for historic buildings such as the Houses of Parliament and St Paul’s Cathedral. More recently it has spawned the Lloyds Building and the Swiss Re Tower.

Swiss Re Building
photo © Adrian Welch

Famous London architects that achieved major architecture works here include Christopher Wren and Norman Foster. The English capital is an organically-planned city based on a series of villages. The economy is driven by financial services in the City of London, known as the Square Mile. In recent decades the city expanded east into the Isle of Dogs, focused on Canary Wharf. Current London Architecture issues include debates about location & height of skyscrapers, the Olympics, the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station and public spaces.

Major London Buildings – Historic Architecture

London Millennium Bridge
photograph © Nick Weall

1. Banqueting House – Inigo Jones, architect
2. Houses of Parliament Building – Barry & Pugin
3. St Pancras Station Buildings – William Henry Barlow
4. St Paul’s Cathedral (above) – Christopher Wren
5. Regent Street Buildings – John Nash, architect
6. Albert Hall – Francis Fowke
7. Christ Church Spitalfields – Nicholas Hawksmoor
8. Soane’s House – John Soane, architect
9. Hampton Court Palace
10. Tower of London

Key London Buildings – Contemporary Architecture

Lloyds Building
picture © Adrian Welch

1. Lloyds Building (above) – Richard Rogers Partnership
2. Swiss Re Tower – Foster & Partners
3. Tate Modern – Herzog and de Meuron Architects
4. Waterloo Station Building : Eurostar Terminal – Nicholas Grimshaw
5. Penguin Pool, London Zoo – Tecton [Lubetkin]
6. Highpoint I / II – Tecton [Lubetkin]
7. British Library Great Court – Foster & Partners
8. South Bank Centre Buildings incl. Royal Festival Hall – Denys Lasdun et al
9. Isokon building – Wells Coates, architect
10. Millennium Dome building – Richard Rogers Partnership

Buildings in London

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of London Architecture. We cover completed buildings, new building designs and architecture competitions across London. The focus is on contemporary London buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

We have 10 pages of London Architecture selections.

London Architecture : news + key projects (this page)

London Architecture Designs : A – B

London Architectural Designs : C

London Buildings : D – F

London Architectural Developments : G – H

London Building Developments : I – L

London Building Projects : M – O

London Architecture Developments : P – R

London Architecture Projects : S

London Building Designs : T – Z

e-architect do building walks around the British capital:

London Architecture Walking Tours : guided walking or bus tours

London Buildings

American Embassy London (old)
Eero Saarinen
US Embassy London
photograph © AW
Barbican Centre buildings
Chamberlin, Powell & Bon
Barbican Centre
photo © Nick Weall
Battersea Power Station project
various architects
Battersea Power Station
photograph © Nick Weall
British Library Building
Colin St John Wilson, architect
British Library London
photograph © AW
Broadgate Buildings, City of London
Arup Associates with SOM
Broadgate London
picture © Isabelle Lomholt
BT Tower London
Eric Bedford & G. R. Yeats
BT Tower London
photo © AW
Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs
Cesar Pelli
Canary Wharf
photograph © Jason Baxter
Centre Point – Sixties architecture
Richard Seifert, Architect
Centre Point
photograph © Nick Weall
Chelsea Barracks Architecture Contest
various architects
Chelsea Barracks
image from architect
Christ Church, Spitalfields
Nicholas Hawksmoor
Christ Church Spitalfields
photograph © Adrian Welch
Commonwealth Institute project
OMA – Office for Metropolitan Architecture
Commonwealth Institute
image © OMA
Economist Building – Modern architecture
Peter & Alison Smithson
Economist Building
image © Adrian Welch
Emirates Stadium Building, Holloway
HOK Architects
Emirates Stadium
photo © Hufton and Crow
Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
Richard Rogers Partnership
Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
image from t5i
Highpoint – Modernist architecture
Berthold Lubetkin Architect
image © AW
King’s Cross Concourse
John McAslan + Partners
Kings Cross Concourse
photograph : Hufton + Crow
Lawn Road Flats – Isokon building
Wells Coates, architect
Lawn Road Flats
picture © Robin Lambert
Lloyds Building, City of London
Richard Rogers Partnership
Lloyds Building
photo © Adrian Welch
London Olympics Aquatics Centre
Zaha Hadid Architects
London Auqatics Centre
picture from ODA
Lord’s Media Stand Building
Future Systems
Lords Media Stand
picture from architects
Number One Poultry, City of London
Number One Poultry
image © AW
Royal Albert Hall, west London
Francis Fowke
Albert Hall
picture © Nick Weall
Royal Festival Hall Building
Leslie Martin, architect
Royal Festival Hall
photo © Dennis Gilbert
Royal National Theatre Building
Denys Lasdun Architects
Royal National Theatre
image © AW
St Pancras Station – Victorian architecture
William Henry Barlow
St Pancras Station
photo © Nick Weall
St Paul’s Cathedral, City of London
Sir Christopher Wren
St Paul's Cathedral
picture © AW
Swiss Re – 30 St Mary Axe
Foster + Partners
Swiss Re Building
photo © Adrian Welch
Tate Modern Building
Herzog & de Meuron Architects
Tate Modern
photo © Isabelle Lomholt
Waterloo Station Building
Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners
Waterloo Station London
image © Nick Weall
Wembley Stadium Building
Foster & Partners / HOK Sport
Wembley Stadium
aerial picture © webbaviation

More London Buildings online soon

London Architectural Links

London Architecture Designs – chronological list

London Buildings : alphabetical list of key contemporary architecture

London Architect Offices : Listing with contact details for approaching an architect

London Architects : architecture arranged by architect

London Architecture Competitions

London Architecture Photos : incl. aerial pictures, from 2008 to now

London Architecture Photographs : images of key recent architecture, from 2009-11

London Building Photos : images of architecture from 2007

London Skyscraper Architecture : buildings + designs

To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.

Historic London Buildings

Buckingham Palace Building
Houses of Parliament Buildings
Royal Academy London

English Architecture

English Architects

Design for London

Stansted Airport London : contemporary English architecture by Norman Foster

London Railway Station Buildings – key architecture

Famous London Architect – Christopher Wren

Buildings / photos for the London Architecture page welcome

London Architecture – page