London's worst buildings

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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!

ArcelorMittal Orbit The Barbican Centre Bézier Apartments Black Tower, Colliers Wood Brunswick Centre BT Tower Central St Giles Centre Point Dawsons Heights Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre Mayor's Office, City Hall MI6 Vauxhall Natwest Tower No 1. Poultry O2 Centre Robin Hood Gardens South Bank Complex Strata Tower, Elephant & Castle The Shard Wembley Stadium

Centre Point

© David Burrows

Damn that Grade II listing, because Centre Point might otherwise have fallen down the great hole being dug around Tottenham Court Road for Crossrail. No one who has every walked around its chilly shadow or bought a drink in its cacophonous, uncomfy concrete bar would miss it. Neither quite brutalist nor eye-popping enough to fit into either 1950s nostalgia or 1960s futuristic fantasy, Richard Seifert’s 1964 honeycomb monster is now just an unloved bit of office stock.


101-103 New Oxford Street, WC1



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