Would you like to work, live or play in one of London’s tallest buildings?
Think of the views? Far from the maddening crowd! Away from the busy traffic. Peace and quiet in the sky. An oasis of calm.
It’s amazing to think the oldest tallest structure still in the top 50 was built in 1950 – The Crystal Palace transmitter. The oldest top 50 office building was built in 1963 – The Millbank Tower. The Shard still remains as the tallest building in London with a wide variety of uses.
Working Space London offers space in a number of these buildings, some at very affordable rates and other at the top end. Let us help to give your business the best working space and environment for you and your staff at prices you can afford.
This list ranks externally complete London skyscrapers and free-standing towers that stand at least 400 feet (122 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. An equals sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings. The “Year” column indicates the year in which a building was completed.
List below compiles the top 26 of the 50!
m / ft
|1||The Shard||309 / 1,016||87||2012||Mixed||Southwark||Tallest building in the UK and also the tallest in the EU.|
|2||One Canada Square||235 / 771||50||1991||Office||Isle of Dogs||Tallest building in the Canary Wharf business district.|
|3||Heron Tower||230 / 756||46||2011||Office||City of London||Tallest building in the City of London financial district.|
|4||122 Leadenhall Street||225 / 737||46||2014||Office||City of London||Second-tallest building in the City of London. Nicknamed “The Cheesegrater”|
|5||Crystal Palace Transmitter||219 / 720||N/A||1950||Transmitter||Crystal Palace||Tallest structure in London completed in the 1950s.|
|6=||8 Canada Square||200 / 655||42||2002||Office||Isle of Dogs||Joint fifth-tallest building in the UK. Also known as the HSBC Tower.|
|6=||25 Canada Square||200 / 655||42||2002||Office||Isle of Dogs||Joint fifth-tallest building in the UK. Also known as the Citigroup Tower|
|8||The Scalpel*||192 / 630||39||2018||Office||City of London||Structurally topped out.|
|9||Tower 42||183 / 600||47||1980||Office||City of London||Seventh-tallest building in the UK. Tallest structure in London completed in the 1980s. Formerly known as the NatWest Tower.|
|10||St George Wharf Tower||181 / 594||49||2013||Residential||Vauxhall / Nine Elms||The crown of the building includes a small wind turbine which helps to generate power for the building|
|11||30 St Mary Axe||180 / 590||40||2003||Office||City of London||Formerly known as the Swiss Re Building. Nicknamed “The Gherkin”.|
|12||BT Tower||177 / 581||34||1964||Transmitter||Borough of Camden||Tallest building in London completed in the 1960s|
|13||100 Bishopsgate*||172 / 564||40||2018||Office||City of London||Topped out.|
|14||One Blackfriars*||165 / 541||52||2018||Residential||South Bank||Structurally topped out.|
|15||Broadgate Tower||164 / 539||35||2008||Office||City of London|
|16||Principal Tower*||161 / 528||51||2018||Residential||Shoreditch||Residential tower. Structurally topped out.|
|17||20 Fenchurch Street||160 / 525||37||2014||Office||City of London||Nicknamed “The Walkie-Talkie”.|
|18||One Churchill Place||156 / 513||32||2004||Office||Isle of Dogs|
|19||Carrara Tower (250 City Road)*||155 / 508||42||2018||Residential||Islington||City Forum site. Structurally topped out.|
|20=||25 Bank Street||153 / 502||33||2003||Office||Isle of Dogs|
|20=||40 Bank Street||153 / 502||33||2003||Office||Isle of Dogs|
|22||Croydon Transmitter||152 / 499||N/A||1964||Transmitter||Croydon|
|23||10 Upper Bank Street||151 / 495||32||2003||Office||Isle of Dogs|
|24||South Bank Tower||150 / 492||45||2015||Residential||South Bank||Built 1972; height increase from 108m to 150m completed May 2016|
|25=||Baltimore Tower||149 / 489||46||2016||Residential||Isle of Dogs|
|25=||Highpoint||149 / 489||46||2017||Residential||Elephant & Castle|
|26=||Pan PeninsulaEast Tower||147 / 484||48||2008||Residential||Isle of Dogs|