London's best buildings
What's the best bit of architecture in London? Vote here
They’re here, there and everywhere around us, but which ones do you love or loathe the most? To celebrate our Wonders of London issue and the opening of London’s latest architectural talking point, the Shard, we’ve put together a list of 20 truly iconic buildings in London, compiled with your help, tweets and Facebook comments.
Once you’ve perused the list please take a moment to click and vote for your favourite and we’ll announce the winner here. If you’re a hater, please go and vent on our worst list too, where you’ll notice some of the same nominations controversially popping up in both categories. Sacrilege? Well, if you think we’ve neglected a candidate for best building, please say so in the comments box below.
Battersea Power Station
The majestic upside-down table’s legs are still standing despite years of neglect and stalled negotiations – its oil-fired chimneys last choked our skies almost 30 years ago. Far from a white elephant, Giles Glbert Scott's red-brick oddity is every inch an enduring London landmark: forget the pomp of Buckingham Palace. Its Grade-II-listed future now rests with a Malaysian property consortium, but spiritually it still belongs to us.