tallest London

18th of February 2015. A route running around the historical tallest buildings in London in date order. 20 miles.

tallest

Name Year Height
White Tower 1098 90ft
Old St Paul’s Cathedral 1310 493ft
Southwark Cathedral 1666 163ft
Monument 1677 202ft
St Mary-le-Bow 1683 236ft
St Paul’s Cathedral 1710 365ft
Battersea Power Station 1939 370ft
Post Office Tower 1962 581ft
Tower 42 1980 600ft
One Canada Square 1991 771ft
Shard London Bridge 2010 1004ft

Crystal Palace Transmitter was excluded as not a “building”.

Amazing to think the original St Paul’s Cathedral [burnt down in the Great Fire of London] was not surpassed in height until the 1960s. NB. We were obviously only able to visit the present day cathedral.

start White Tower with finish in background

start White Tower with finish in background

St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral

southwark cathedral with Shard

Southwark cathedral with Shard

The Monument to the Great Fire of London

The Monument to the Great Fire of London

St Mary Le Bow

St Mary le Bow [cockney church]

Battersea Power Station with only 3 chimneys

Battersea Power Station with only 3 chimneys

Post Office / Telecom / BT Tower

Post Office / Telecom / BT Tower

Tower 42

Tower 42

One Canada Square

One Canada Square

The Shard

The Shard

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