City of London Skyscrapers
In and around the square mile
The 2010’s was a significant decade in the history of London architecture. Several new skyscrapers appeared as glass and steel began to dominate. These images feature the tallest buildings in and around the “Square Mile” and some of the most spectacular in the capital. Most were built in the last ten years.
Height: 310 metres
Height: 278 metres
The tallest building in the square mile, 22 Bishopsgate is flanked by St Helen’s and the Heron Tower.
Height: 230 metres
The Leadenhall Building
Height: 225 metres
Four skyscrapers feature here from left to right Lloyds Building, Leadenhall Building (also known as the “Cheesegrater”.), St Helen’s and the Gherkin.
Height: 190 metres
Height: 183 metres
London’s tallest building when it was built four decades ago.
30 St Mary Axe
Height: 180 metres
30 St Mary Axe is commonly known as the “Gherkin”.
Height: 172 metres
Featured here are 100 Bishopsgate and the Heron Tower.
20 Fenchurch Street
Height: 160 metres
20 Fenchurch Street is known as the “Walkie Talkie Building”.
Height: 95 metres
The Lloyds Building flanked by the Willis Building and the canopy of the Leadenhall Building.