Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

In pictures: How London's skyline is changing

  • Comment

Three visualisations show how London’s skyline could be changed forever by a raft of new skyscrapers

More than 200 tall buildings, from 20 storeys to much greater heights, are currently consented or proposed. The following visualisations set out what London’s changing skyline could look like.

Looking from Waterloo Bridge towards the South Bank

Proposed: Looking from Waterloo Bridge towards the South Bank

Proposed: Looking from Waterloo Bridge towards the South Bank

Click on the image to enlarge

Skyline image legend 1

  1. Doon Street Tower, 43 storeys, Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
  2. One the Elephant, 37 storeys, Squire and Partners
  3. 360 London, 45 storeys, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
  4. Elizabeth House, 22 storeys, David Chipperfield Architects
  5. Shell Centre (building 4A), 37 storeys, Squire and Partners
  6. Shell Centre (building 4B), 30 storeys, Squire and Partners
  7. Shell Centre (building 5), 14 storeys, Squire and Partners
  8. Shell Centre (building 2), 17 storeys, Squire and Partners

Existing: Looking from Waterloo Bridge towards the South Bank

Existing: Looking from Waterloo Bridge towards the South Bank

Looking from Blackfriars Bridge towards Bankside

Proposed: Looking from Blackfriars Bridge towards Bankside

Proposed: Looking from Blackfriars Bridge towards Bankside

Click on the image to enlarge

Skyline legend 2

  1. Tate Modern 2, 11 storeys, Herzog & de Meuron
  2. Sampson & Ludgate House (Sampson House A), 17 storeys, PLP
  3. Sampson & Ludgate House (Sampson House B), 31 storeys, PLP
  4. Sampson & Ludgate House (Ludgate House A), 13 storeys, PLP
  5. Sampson & Ludgate House (Ludgate House B), 48 storeys, PLP
  6. One Blackfriars, 50 storeys, Ian Simpson Architects
  7. 20 Blackfriars, 42 storeys, Wilkinson Eyre Architects
  8. King’s Reach Tower, 41 storeys, Kohn Pedersen Fox
  9. Shell Centre, 37 storeys, Squire and Partners

Existing: Looking from Blackfriars Bridge towards Bankside

Existing: Looking from Blackfriars Bridge towards Bankside

Looking across the Thames towards Vauxhall and Nine Elms

Proposed: Looking across the Thames towards Vauxhall and Nine Elms

Proposed: Looking across the Thames towards Vauxhall and Nine Elms

Click on the image to enlarge

Skyline legend 3

  1. Vauxhall Cross Island Towers, 41 and 31 storeys, Squire and Partners
  2. New Bondway, 50 storeys, Kohn Pedersen Fox/Tavernor
  3. Nine Elms Sainsbury’s, 37 storeys, Rolfe Judd Architects
  4. One Nine Elms, 43 and 58 storeys, Kohn Pedersen Fox
  5. New Covent Garden Market (Northern Site), 54 storeys, SOM
  6. Vauxhall Square, 50 storeys, Allies and Morrison
  7. New Covent Garden Market (Apex Site), 26 storeys, SOM
  8. Embassy Gardens, 23 storeys, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
  9. US Embassy, 12 storeys, Kieran Timberlake

Existing: Looking across the Thames towards Vauxhall and Nine Elms

Existing: Looking across the Thames towards Vauxhall and Nine Elms

 

 

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.