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Architecture of London

14 January 2011

1700 – Morden College, Blackheath, London

Architect: Sir Christopher Wren Morden College is a long-standing charity which has been providing residential care in Blackheath, south-east London, England for over 300 years. It was founded by philanthropist Sir John Morden...

15 December 2010

1723 – St. Mary le Strand Church, London

Architect: James Gibbs St. Mary le Strand was the first of the fifty new churches built in London under the Commission for Building Fifty New Churches, at a cost of some £16,000. Construction...

09 April 2012

1729 – East India House, Leadenhall St., London

Architect: Theodore Jacobsen East India House in Leadenhall Street was the headquarters of the British East India Company, and was built on the foundations of the Elizabethan mansion Craven House, to designs by...

26 February 2011

1779 – Kenwood House, Hampstead, London

Architect: Robert Adam The original house dates from the early 17th century, with the orangery added in about 1700. In 1754 it was bought by William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield. He commissioned...

28 November 2012

1809 – The Royal Mint, London

Architect: Robert Smirke Constructed in 1809, the Royal Mint complex is much re-built as technology changed over time for the production of money. Smirke’s building was internally rebuilt in the 1880s to accommodate...

10 June 2009

1823-53, British Museum, London

Architect: Sir Robert Smirke / Foster + Partners The core of today’s British Museum, including the great south front, was designed in 1823 by Sir Robert Smirke (1780-1867) in Greek Revival style, but...

29 August 2013

1828 – University Club House, Pall Mall, London

Architect: William Wilkins The University Club House, were at 1, Suffolk Street, London, at a corner with Pall Mall near the north-west corner of Trafalgar Square. Designed by the neo-classical architect William Wilkins...

28 March 2009

1833 – Design for Carlton Club, London

Architect: Charles Robert Cockerell The Carlton Club on Pall Mall in London had invited various architects, including Pugin, Wyatt, Barry, and Decimus Burton to design a new clubhouse. Cockerell declined the opportunity to...

28 October 2013

1844 – Royal Exchange, London

Architect: William Tite & Edward I’Anson The Royal Exchange in London was founded in the 16th century by the merchant Thomas Gresham to act as a centre of commerce for the City of...