London's worst buildings
What's the worst bit of architecture London? Vote here to have your say
What’s the biggest eyesore in London? What’s this city's most overblown monument to architectural egoism? You don’t have to be Prince Charles to have strong opinions about our capital’s concrete carbuncles, especially if you have to see them every day on your way to work. To dampen the soaring spirits attendant upon the launch of London’s latest all-seeing, omnipresent statement construction, The Shard, we’ve compiled a list of 20 of this city's most unloved landmarks.
Surprisingly, some of these reviled buildings also turn up on our best-of list too, so take a minute to vote for your favourite as well. If we’ve missed something truly horrible, please let us know in the comments below.
You know you want to – go on, consign something to virtual demolition!
Finished in 2002, Sir Norman Foster’s mini-Reichstag for London’s own führer (currently Boris Johnson) could also be described as a squashed version of his Gherkin. Unlike those two Foster landmarks, City Hall’s dumpy look comes from its supposedly practical ecologically friendly design as a sphere that has been attenuated to catch as many of the southerly rays of sunshine as it can. Like we said, it’s been squashed.
The Queen's Walk, SE1 2AA