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See how London’s skyline has changed over 100 years

Rosie Percy

Hardly a year goes by without an impressive new building going up in London. They’re often oddly shaped and usually stupidly named – walkie-talkie, we’re looking at you.

If you’re struggling to keep track, this might help. A new interactive tool from office space provider Flexioffices lets you click and drag your way from 1930 all the way to 2030 to see the skyline change over the decades.

You’ll see London’s skyline go from Big Ben and Tower Bridge to include the Tate Modern and The Shard. Several ill-fated projects will crop up and drop out over the years too, including London Millennium Tower and The Sparkplug, which never quite made it into the city’s skyline. 

You can also scroll along to see what new projects will be shaping London in the near future such as The Scalpel and the phallic-sounding 1 Undershaft

Take a look yourself here.

Into architecture? Have a look at the 50 best buildings in London, as voted for by Londoners.

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