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Architecture of London

01 April 2012

1929 – Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

Architect: Wimperis, Simpson & Guthrie Grosvenor House was built in the 1920s and opened in 1929 on the site of Grosvenor House, the former London residence of the Dukes of Westminster. Grosvenor House...

19 April 2012

1929 – London Transport, 55 Broadway, London

Architect: Holden & Pearson Charles Holden’s central London masterpiece is this building for the Underground Group from 1927-29. Holden adopted an unusual cruciform shape to make best use of the awkward site. The...

08 June 2013

1931 – Imperial Chemical House, Millbank, London

Architect: Sir Frank Baines Imperial Chemical House was built between 1928 and 1931 by Sir Frank Baines in the neoclassical style of the inter-war years. Constructed as the headquarters for Imperial Chemical Industries....

19 April 2012

1956 – English Electric Company, Aldwych, London

Architect: Adams, Holden & Pearson Headquarters building for English Electric Company, on the site of the grandiose Gaiety Theatre which closed just prior to the Second World War. Founded in 1918, EE initially...

03 May 2011

1958 – Finnish Church, Rotherhithe, London

Architect: Cyrill Sjostrom Mardall The London church and mission was first established in 1882, when the Finnish port chaplain who had been sent to Hull in 1880 was relocated south because of the...

26 February 2011

1977 – Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall, London

Architect: Sir Basil Spence Soon after the amalgamation of Kensington with Chelsea it was decided to replace the two old town halls with a joint Civic Centre in Hornton Street. The architect chosen...

11 June 2009

1984 – Lloyds, London

Architects: Richard Rogers Partnership The most famous example of Roger’s work with the services exposed on the outside, Lloyds is a modern London landmark. While the six towers are the most noticeable features,...

23 June 2010

1991 – Stansted Airport, London

Architect: Foster + Partners Stansted, which opened in 1991, challenged all the accepted rules of airport design. It went back to the roots of modern air travel and literally stood conventional wisdom on...

11 June 2009

2002 – City Hall, London

Architects: Foster and Partners City Hall was designed by Foster and Partners, whose design brief was to create a building for the GLA (Greater London Authority) that would become a new landmark for...