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The Extraordinary Views of the London Skyline

Prachi Dharap Jul 29, 2019
London’s skyline, with its traditional as well as the modern and sometimes eccentric architectural design; continues to grow taller every year. Currently it stands at more than 360 tall structures.
Iconic Structures in the London Skyline

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St. Paul's Cathedral located at the highest point of the city, is the most recognizable sight.

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Big Ben, since 1859 boasts of being the largest four-faced chiming clock, and is 16 storeys above the ground.

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Built between 1886 and 1894, the Tower Bridge over the River Thames is an iconic London structure.

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The Coca-Cola London Eye is now a permanent fixture on the London skyline.

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BT Tower is also known as the GPO Tower, the Post Office Tower and the Telecom Tower.

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30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) is one of the most recognizable landmarks in London due to its unique shape.
Admire the London Skyline From These Beautiful Places

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Primrose Hill is one of the London's 13 protected vistas, to protect the view from development.
Viewing Gallery at the top of the Switch House, Tate Modern offers an amazing 360-degree panoramic city views.

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Free to enter, the Sky Garden in the Walkie Talkie Building offers spectacular city views.
Climb to the top of One Tree Hill, Honor Oak for an astounding view of the London skyline.
5 Tallest Skyscrapers, Highlighting the London Skyline

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The Shard in Southwark, at 310 meters, is currently the tallest building in the UK.

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One Canada Square in Canary Wharf is 236 meters tall with its distinctive pyramid top.
Heron Towers near Liverpool Street Station is 230 meters tall with its mast.

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The Leadenhall Building,  popularly known as the Cheesegrater Building is a 225- meter tall wedge-shaped building resembling a 'cheese grater'.

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8 Canada Square is a 200-meter tall building which houses the HSBC group global headquarters.