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!
Black Tower, Colliers Wood
Built in 1966 for property developers Ronald Lyon Holdings, and formerly known as both Lyon Tower and The Brown and Root Tower, this featureless big square block was unappealing enough when in use but since sitting empty, while property developers decide on its future, it’s even more of an eyesore. Unfortunately its position on top of a tube line means that its demolition, the preferred option of many Colliers Wood residents, would be just as painstaking a process as its redevelopment.