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List of Famous London Buildings & Structures

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the London skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. London architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in London are included on this list. Information about these London buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in London and older historic landmarks.

The list you're viewing contains buildings like British Museum and Tower of London.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in London?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in London. Famous architectural houses within the city of London are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.



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    1 Cabot Square is a 21 floor office building occupied by Credit Suisse in the Canary Wharf development in London, England. Original plans called for a skyscraper on this site for CSFB, however the slump at the end of the 1980s saw these plans scaled back. The architect on the project was Pei Cobb Freed ...more

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    • City/Town: United Kingdom
    • Opened: Jan 01 1991
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    • City/Town: London, England, United Kingdom
    • Opened: Jan 01 1872
    • Architect: John Whichcord
    • Created By: John Whichcord
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    1 West India Quay

    1 West India Quay is a skyscraper designed by HOK in the Docklands area of London which was completed in 2004. It is 111 metres tall and has 33 floors. The bottom 12 floors house a Marriott Hotel, including 47 serviced suites on floors 9-12. Floors 13-33 house 158 apartments. The tower overlooks West ...more

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    • City/Town: London, England
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    10 Downing Street

    10 Downing Street
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    10 Downing Street, colloquially known in the United Kingdom as "Number 10", is the headquarters of the Executive Arm of the British Government and the official residence and office of the First Lord of the Treasury, and therefore The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, as well as Chequers, a country ...more

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    • City/Town: City of Westminster, London, England
    • Architect: Raymond Erith, William Kent, Christopher Wren, Quinlan Terry
    • Created By: Raymond Erith, William Kent, Christopher Wren, Quinlan Terry
    • Style: Georgian
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    10 Kensington Palace Gardens

    House by Charles Barry, and now part of London's "Millianaires Row". Jonathan Hunt's iseas to escavate enormous basements in the garden were turned down by the borough of Kensington and Chelsea in May 2009.more

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    • City/Town: London, England, United Kingdom
    • Opened: Jan 01 1849
    • Architect: Charles Barry, Philip Charles Hardwick
    • Created By: Charles Barry, Philip Charles Hardwick
    • Style: Italian Renaissance
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    10 Upper Bank Street

    10 Upper Bank Street
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    10 Upper Bank Street is a 32-story office building located in Canary Wharf, in the Docklands area of London. It was completed in 2003 and is 151 m tall. It was designed by the architects Kohn Pedersen Fox and built by Canary Wharf Contractors. Most of the building is occupied by the law firm Clifford ...more

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    • City/Town: London, England
    • Opened: Jan 01 2003
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    100 Bishopsgate
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    100 Bishopsgate is a development of two mixed-use buildings approved for construction on Bishopsgate in London. The site is situated in an emerging cluster of high-rise buildings on the eastern edge of the City of London financial district. Building 1 on the site is proposed to be a 40-storey tower ...more

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    • City/Town: United Kingdom
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    100 Park Lane, London

    100 Park Lane, London
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    A prestige Leasehold Address in Park Lane, London which effectively belongs to the Grosvenor Estate.more

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    • City/Town: London, England, United Kingdom
    • Opened: Jan 01 1824
    • Architect: William Atkinson
    • Created By: William Atkinson
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    122 Leadenhall Street
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    British Land have begun considering reconstruction of 122 Leadenhall Street with a new 225m high office building (May 2010) which will show that developers are reappearing in the City's "Square Mile" and going through with schemes designed before the 2008 "slump". "Form follows Finance" quotes the ...more

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    • City/Town: London, England
    • Opened: Jan 01 1969
    • Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners
    • Created By: Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners
    • Style: Brutalist architecture
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    15 Westferry Circus

    15 Westferry Circus is a 16,250 m² building on Canary Wharf. Construction began in November 1998. Its finish marked the completion of the Westferry Complex, the westernmost point of Canary Wharf. The building was designed to fully incorporate the requirements of the tenant, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, ...more

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    • City/Town: United Kingdom
    • Opened: Jan 01 2001
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    16 Grosvenor Street

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    • City/Town: London, England
    • Architect: Thomas Ripley
    • Created By: Thomas Ripley
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    • City/Town: London, England, United Kingdom
    • Opened: Jan 01 1888
    • Architect: Richard Norman Shaw
    • Created By: Richard Norman Shaw
    • Style: Queen Anne Style architecture (Great Britain & Australia)
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    1906 Royal College of Science

    The building has mostly now been demolished, the western wing in 1961 to make way for a new biochemistry building, and the central section in the mid 1970s but part of the eastern wing still survives as the Chemistry (RCS) building.more

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    • City/Town: London, England, United Kingdom
    • Opened: Jan 01 1906
    • Architect: Aston Webb
    • Created By: Aston Webb
    • Style: Neo-Renaissance
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    20 Fenchurch Street

    20 Fenchurch Street
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    Skyscraper designed in 2006 by the Uruguayan born architect Rafael Viñoly. Although the previous building had been demolished and piling carried out for the new structure, full construction works only look like beginning on site during 2010. (Guardian May 20, 2010). Approval followed a long struggle ...more

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    • City/Town: United Kingdom
    • Opened: Jan 01 1968
    • Architect: Rafael Viñoly, William H. Rogers
    • Created By: Rafael Viñoly, William H. Rogers
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    2009 Lakanal House tower block fire

    The 2009 Lakanal House tower block fire was a fire that occurred on 3 July 2009 in Camberwell. London. Six people were killed and at least 20 people were injured when a fire developed and spread through a number of flats in a twelve storey tower block.more

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    • City/Town: London, England, United Kingdom
    • Opened: Jan 01 1960
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    22 Marsh Wall

    22 Marsh Wall, also known as The Landmark, is a pair of residential skyscrapers in Docklands, London, and is among the tallest structures in the city. Designed by architects Squire and Partners in conjunction with Hoare Lea and Manhire Associates, the taller eastern tower is 140 m with 44 storeys, ...more

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    • City/Town: United Kingdom
    • Opened: Jan 01 2010
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    25 Bank Street is an office tower in Canary Wharf, in the Docklands area of London. It is currently home to the European headquarters of the investment bank J.P. Morgan & Co. The building was developed in 2001–2003 by Canary Wharf Group as one of five new buildings on its Heron Quays site. The building ...more

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    • City/Town: London, England
    • Opened: Jan 01 2003
    • Created By: César Pelli and Associates
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    25 Cabot Square

    25 Cabot Square
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    25 Cabot Square is a 17-floor office building occupied by Morgan Stanley in the Canary Wharf development in London, England. The architect on the project was Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and the building was completed in 1991. It is 81 metres tall with a floorspace of 41,666.00 m². For several years, 25 ...more

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    • City/Town: United Kingdom
    • Opened: Jan 01 1991
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    25 North Colonnade

    25 North Colonnade
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    25 North Colonnade is a commercial building in Canary Wharf, London occupied by the Financial Conduct Authority, after having been solely occupied by its predecessor, the Financial Services Authority until early 2013. It is 80 metres tall, with 15 floors. Built in 1991, its developer was the Canary ...more

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    • City/Town: United Kingdom
    • Opened: Jan 01 1991
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    30 St Mary Axe
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    30 St Mary Axe is a commercial skyscraper in London's primary financial district, the City of London. It was completed in December 2003 and opened in April 2004. With 41 storeys, it is 180 metres tall and stands on the former site of the Baltic Exchange, which was extensively damaged in 1992 by the ...more

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    • City/Town: London, England
    • Opened: Apr 28 2004
    • Architect: Ken Shuttleworth, Sir Norman Foster
    • Created By: Ken Shuttleworth, Sir Norman Foster
    • Style: High-Tech Architecture, Sustainable architecture, Structural Expressionism
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