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This is what the City of London skyline will look like in 2026

Written by
James Manning

Happy new year, London! 2018 is so over and it’s time to look to the future. Okay, we don’t know much about what the next 12 months will bring, but we do know that London is due to get a buttload of new tall buildings in the not-too-distant. This new picture from the City of London Corporation shows the so-called ‘Eastern Cluster’ of new London skyscrapers (if all goes to plan for various mega property developers) as it’ll look in 2026.

A previous version of this image, published at the start of 2018, included seven buildings between 21 and 62 storeys then underway, plus five more – including the massive and hilariously named 1 Undershaft – still due to start construction. This new version adds 100 Leadenhall Street, which was approved in July. But it doesn’t include The Tulip, the 1,000-foot cotton bud which was submitted for planning approval in November, and which would end up as The City’s tallest building.

Not big on glass cubes? You’ll be glad to hear that five of the new towers in the ‘Eastern Cluster’ (plus the nearby 2-3 Finsbury Avenue) will have free public viewing galleries, giving Londoners loads more places to ogle the developing skyline and take some #drinkswithviews Insta shots. Cheers to that!

Scroll down to take a look at more pictures of the city’s future skyline.

Image: City of London Corporation

Image: City of London Corporation

Image: City of London Corporation

Now learn more about seven new skyscrapers coming to London by 2025.

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