Architecture in London

From the remains of the Roman city of Londinium to the tallest building in Western Europe, the architectural development of London is fascinating, both influencing and influenced by the Capital’s commercial, social and cultural development over its 2000 year history.

See the few timbered buildings that survived the Great Fire of London in 1666 and learn about the damage and rebuild of the City after the Blitz of the Second World War. Explore Georgian squares, Wren churches, Brutalist housing estates, Post-Modern office developments and climb up some of the City’s newest buildings – fondly named Gherkins, Helter-Skelters, Cheesegraters, Walkie Talkies,  for spectacular views.

Learn about the often surprising and unplanned architectural history and development of London’s most iconic buildings such as Buckingham Palace Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, The British Museum and the Tower of London.

See the architectural masterpieces of Sir Christopher Wren, Nicholas Hawksmoor, Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Renzo Piano and Zaha Hadid.

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