The Greater London metropolitan area contains the most skyscrapers in the European Union. As of 2018, there were 31 skyscrapers in London that reached a roof height of at least 150 meters (492 ft). 76 more buildings were built in 2019. Here is a view of modern architecture from across River Thames.
The Shard in London, referred to as the Shard of Glass, is a 95-story super-tall skyscraper, designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano. Standing 1,016 ft high, the Shard is the tallest building in the United Kingdom.
The traditional brick buildings with modern glass skyscrapers blend into the skyline of London
Flowers, people, and the red double-decker bus add color to the area around St. Paul’s Cathedral in London
With it’s world famous dome, St. Paul’s Cathedral is an iconic part of London’s skyline. After being destroyed four times throughout history, the current cathedral – designed by Christopher Wren – has lived through three centuries, and its dome is the second largest in the world at 366 feet high.
One of the most recognized buildings in the world, the Palace of Westminster in London owes its stunning Gothic architecture to the 19th-century architect Sir Charles Barry. The design and layout of the building were carefully designed to serve the needs and workings of Parliament.
Iconic landmarks of London are getting a face lift. Westminster Palace (that has the Houses of Parliament) and Big Ben undergoing renovations.