The capital of England and a major global city, London is also a treasure trove for architecture lovers. Walking through the city’s streets, one can admire designs as varied as medieval-era buildings and sleek skyscrapers – chapters that represent different eras. Contemporary architecture in London is just as varied, albeit in more subtle ways. Here you can discover a wide range of projects and architectural styles. Completed by talented young creatives and established architecture firms, these examples capture the soul of modern London.
These projects offer a glimpse into the rich diversity of architecture in London, a parallel to the city itself. From a 13-story apartment building completed with a breathtaking attention to detail and materiality to a creative take on traditional tree houses designed for a family with two young children, all of these examples are inspiring. This page includes projects completed in the historic part of London as well as buildings and structures from suburban areas and the larger surrounding zone of Greater London. As a result, they range from compact apartments and terraced houses to converted barns in areas surrounded by greenery.
While usually limited by urban features and the fabric of the city – think compact plots and historical facades – many architects find ingenious ways to create contemporary architecture in London, even in areas with a strong traditional character. For example, a house extension designed with a pale brick exterior that pays tribute to the main home, a Victorian era building with red brick walls. On this page, you can also find other creative projects. Among them, the conversion of an industrial warehouse; an old shed extended to create a modern greenhouse; or a garage conversion that expands the living spaces of a London home while maximizing the connection to a garden.