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15 July 2007

Contemporary Buildings in London

London Architecture : contributing to the city’s popularity

Every year, the city of London attracts millions of tourists from across the world. London architecture which is a mix of several historical buildings and contemporary architecture is the major factor contributing to the city’s popularity. London architecture caters to the tourists with varied tastes. Right from the discerning shoppers to the casual tourists to the art enthusiasts and theatre lovers, one finds plenty of sites, buildings, and tourist attractions to keep one preoccupied.

While the hallowed stones of St Paul’s cathedral allow one to experience the peace and serenity, the Hyde Park is a stunning place to experience a lively and energetic open-air concert. The Banqueting House, the Houses of Parliament, Regent Street Buildings, Soane’s House, Hampton Court Palace, Albert Hall, St Pancras Station Buildings, Christ Church Spitalfields, Royal Exchange, The Bank of England, Westminster Abbey, and the Tower of London are some other historic London architectures that impress the tourists with their ancient, yet unique architectural styles.

For those who are interested in the contemporary architectural style, there is Lloyds Building, Tower 42, Swiss Re Tower, Penguin Pool, Highpoint, Isokon building, Millennium Dome Building, Waterloo Station Building, Tate Modern, British Library Great Court, and Canary Warf.

In a nutshell, the city of London boasts of a wide variety of architectural styles. From 17th Century London architects, including Christopher Wren, Inigo Jones, Nicholas Hawksmoor, and John Nash, to the modern London architects like Richard Rogers, Nicholas Grimshaw and Foster + Partners, everyone has combined their professional architectural knowledge and skills in making the city a planned city and a popular tourist attraction in the world.

If you are an architect by profession, building engineer, designer, architecture student, or an enthusiast interested in London architecture and London architects, you may visit The website is No 1 in providing the key examples of London Architecture, including top quality London architectural projects, London buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and competitions across the capital. Here you can get images of London buildings, as well as, details of famous London architects and their works.

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Architecture Selection

Swiss Re Building, City of London skyscraper building designed by Foster + Partners Architects:
Swiss Re Tower - AR London Architecture
picture © Adrian Welch

1 Undershaft Tower, City of London skyscraper building designed by Eric Parry Architects:
1 Undershaft Skyscraper in London by Eric Parry
image : DBOX, courtesy Eric Parry Architects

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Voest Alpine Office
photo © Josef Pausch

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