List of Famous London Buildings & Structures

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.

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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 & Partners, and the building was completed in 1991. It is 89 metres tall with a floorspace of 50,166 square metres.
    • City/Town: United Kingdom
    • Opened: Jan 01 1991
    • City/Town: London, England, United Kingdom
    • Opened: Jan 01 1872
    • Created By: John Whichcord
  • 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 India Docks and Canary Wharf.
    • City/Town: London, England
  • 10 Downing Street

    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 house in Buckinghamshire that in modern times has been used as a weekend and holiday home for the Prime Minister, as well as often being employed to entertain and host foreign heads of state and dignitaries. Since the Office of First Lord of the Treasury has always been held in tandem with the position of Prime Minister, consequently 10 Downing Street became the de facto residence of the Prime ...more
    • City/Town: City of Westminster, London, England
    • Created By: Raymond Erith, William Kent, Christopher Wren, Quinlan Terry
    • Style: Georgian
  • 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.
    • City/Town: London, England, United Kingdom
    • Opened: Jan 01 1849
    • Created By: Charles Barry, Philip Charles Hardwick
    • Style: Italian Renaissance
  • 10 Upper Bank Street

    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 Chance, and serves as its world headquarters.
    • City/Town: London, England
    • Opened: Jan 01 2003