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July 11, 2010
"Tallest Building In London"
Shard London Bridge will soon take the title of the “Tallest building in London”. In fact, it will be the UK’s & Western Europe’s tallest building too, standing at an intimidating 310 metres (1,016 feet) and spanning over 72 floors.
The below table shows which buildings have previous held the title, including the reigning tallest building in London since 1991, One Canada Square.
|Name||Location||Years as tallest||Height
metres / ft
|White Tower||Tower Hill||1098–1310||01.027 / 90|
|Old St Paul’s Cathedral[A]||City of London||1310–1666||07.0150 / 493[B]|
|Southwark Cathedral||Southwark||1666–1677||02.050 / 163|
|Monument to the Great Fire of London||City of London||1677–1683||03.062 / 202|
|St Mary-le-Bow||Cheapside||1683–1710||04.072 / 236|
|St Paul’s Cathedral||City of London||1710–1939||05.0111 / 365|
|Battersea Power Station[D]||Kirtling Street||1939–1950||06.0113 / 370|
|Crystal Palace transmitting station[C]||Crystal Palace Park||1950–1991||08.0219 / 720|
|One Canada Square||Canary Wharf||1991—present||09.0235 / 771|