Victorian Buildings, 19th Century British Architecture, Interiors, Designs, Architects, Photos

Victorian Architecture : 19th Century British Buildings

Major Victorian / Beaux Arts Era Projects from around Britain

post updated 11 Jan 2021 ; post updated 23 Feb 2020

Victorian Buildings

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Victorian Architecture.

We aim to include 19th century British buildings that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover buildings, refurbishments and architectural exhibitions across Britain.

Victorian Building – Key Work

Royal Academy of Arts, London, England, UK
Design: Sir James Pennethorne
Royal Academy of Arts - Victorian Architecture
image : David Chipperfield Architects
Royal Academy of Arts
Designed by Sir James Pennethorne for the University of London in the 1860s, 6 Burlington Gardens has been part of the Royal Academy estate since 2000 and currently functions largely as a temporary venue. The building is situated to the rear of the Royal Academy’s Burlington House headquarters on Piccadilly.
David Chipperfield Architects have been appointed to redevelop and refurbish the Royal Academy of Arts’ building at 6 Burlington Gardens, one of the most significant High Victorian buildings in central London.

Architecture in the Victorian Period

Key Victorian Building Projects, alphabetical:

John Rylands Library, Manchester, UK
Design: Basil Champneys
John Rylands Manchester - Victorian Architecture
building photo © Adrian Welch
John Rylands Library
This is a late-Victorian neo-Gothic building on Deansgate in Manchester city centre. The library, which opened to the public in 1900, was founded by Enriqueta Augustina Rylands in memory of her husband, John Rylands.

Liverpool Street Station, London, England

Liverpool Street Station - Victorian Architecture
picture © AW
Liverpool Street Station
This railway station, also known as London Liverpool Street, is a central London railway terminus and connected London Underground station in the north-eastern corner of the City of London. It was opened in 1874 as a replacement for the Great Eastern Railway’s main London terminus, Bishopsgate station, which was subsequently converted into a goods yard.

Natural History Museum, London, UK
Design: Alfred Waterhouse architect
Natural History Museum Building
picture © AJW
Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum in London (NHM) is a museum exhibiting a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. It is one of three large museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, the others being the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The NHM’s main frontage, however, is on Cromwell Road.

Royal Albert Hall building, south side of Hyde Park, west London, UK
Design: Francis Fowke architect
Royal Albert Hall Victorian Architecture
picture © Isabelle Lomholt
Royal Albert Hall

St Pancras Station, north London, England
Design: William Henry Barlow architect / engineer
St Pancras Station Building
image © Adrian Welch

Albert Docks buildings, Liverpool, UK
Design: Jesse Hartley architect
Albert Dock Victorian Architecture
photograph © Isabelle Lomholt

Lime Street Station, Liverpool, UK
Design: John Fowler architect
Lime Street Station Victorian Architecture
photograph © AW

Northwestern Hotel, Liverpool, UK
Design: Alfred Waterhouse Architect
Northwestern Hotel Building
image © IL

Oriel Chambers, Liverpool
Design: Peter Ellis Architect
Oriel Chambers Victorian Architecture
picture © Isabelle Lomholt

Three Graces, Liverpool
Design: various architects
Three Graces Victorian Architecture
picture © Tim Collins

Triangle Shopping Centre, Manchester

Triangle Manchester Victorian Architecture
building photo © AJW

Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Design: various architects
Victoria & Albert Museum
picture © AW

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
HH Vale, Architect & Cornelius Sherlock
Walker Art Gallery Building
image © AW

White Star Line building, Liverpool
Richard Norman Shaw
White Star Line building
photograph © IL

More Victorian Architecture projects online soon

Church Architecture : architectural projects

St Martin-in-the-Fields church

Victorian Buildings, no links:

Cathedral Church of St Philip, Birmingham

Cathedral Church of Saint Philip
photo © webbaviation

Corn Exchange, Leeds
Cuthbert Brodrick
Corn Exchange Leeds Victorian Architecture
photo © webbaviation

Leeds Town Hall, Leeds
originally by Cuthbert Brodrick
Leeds Town Hall Victorian Architecture
photo © webbaviation

Victorian Church Buildings:

St Vincent Street Church, Glasgow
Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson
St Vincent Street Church
photo © Adrian Welch
St Vincent Street Church

Manchester Cathedral, England

Manchester Cathedral Building
photograph © Isabelle Lomholt
Manchester Cathedral

More Victorian Architecture online soon

Art Deco Architecture

Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland

Bank Buildings
Rothschild Bank London
picture from architect

Library Buildings

Kalundborg Kirke, Denmark

Scottish Churches

Buildings / photos for the Victorian Churches Architecture19th Century Building page welcome