Tall buildings in London

London is a city with strict limits to building height. Permission to build skyscrapers in the centre of the city is granted on a case-by-case basis. For this reason, tall buildings in central London are notable landmarks.


Tower 42 and the Swiss Re "gherkin" seen from the Barbican


Table of contents
1 Structures taller than 100m
2 Other famous tall buildings
3 External links

Structures taller than 100m

High-rise buildings

NameHeightFloorsYear
1.1 Canada Square (Canary Wharf Tower) [C]235m501991
2.8 Canada Square (HSBC Building) [C]200m452002
3.25 Canada Square (Citigroup Centre) [C]200m452001
4.BT Tower (formerly Post Office Tower)183m431980
5.Tower 42 (formerly NatWest Tower)183m431980
6.30 St Mary Axe (the Swiss Re Building) [U]180m402003
7.One Churchill Place (Barclays Bank HQ) [U]156m322004
8.25 Bank Street [H] [U]153m332003
9.40 Bank Street [H] [U]153m332003
10.10 Upper Bank Street [H] [U]151m322003
11.Guy's Tower143m341974
12.CityPoint127m361967
13.Euston Tower124m361970
14.Shakespeare Tower [B]123m431976
15.Lauderdale Tower [B]123m431974
16.Cromwell Tower [B]123m421973
17.Millbank Tower118m321963
18.St. Helen's118m281969
19.Centre Point117m351967
20.Empress State Building117m311961
21.King's Reach Tower111m301978
22.1 West India Quay [U]111m342004
23.Shell Tower107m261961
24.33 Canada Square105m181999
25.99 Bishopsgate104m261976
26.Portland House101m291963
27.The London Hilton on Park Lane101m291963
28.Southwark Towers100m251976
29.Draper's Gardens100m301967
30.Stock Exchange Tower100m261970

Other constructions

NameHeightYear
1.Crystal Palace Transmitter222m1950
2.The London Eye135m1999
3.Wembley Stadium [U]133m2005
4.St Paul's Cathedral112m1710
5.Victoria Tower (at the Palace of Westminster)102m1858

[U] Under construction.
[C] Part of the Canary Wharf Complex.
[B] Part of the Barbican Estate.
[H] Part of the Heron Quays Complex.

Top 10 comparison

Top 10 tallest buildings in London as of mid 2003.

Other famous tall buildings

 NameHeightYear
Trellick Tower98m1972
St. Stephen's Tower (Big Ben)96m1859
Lloyd's building95m1986
Millennium Dome95m1999
Midland Grand Hotel82m1868
The London Ark76m1992
OXO Tower67m1900
The Old Bailey67m1907

External links


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