"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