London is so vast, and such a city of architectural extremes that each new vantage point on high gives a new perspective on the familiar. Even within the square mile, the skyline shifts and provides something new to fascinate. When I first lived in London, Tower 42 was known as the Natwest Tower (the shapes […]
The Barbican: here you can read about The Barbican in virtual tours and see examples of The Barbican 360 virtual tours.
Love it or hate it, The Barbican Estate and Barbican Centre are further examples of British Brutalist architecture. Other landmark London buildings in this style are the National Theatre, Centre Point and Guy’s Tower. Located in the City of London the three residential tower blocks, designed by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, have been a feature of the cityscape since 1969. Opened in 1982, the Barbican Arts Centre contains a theatre, cinema, art gallery and is home to the London symphony orchestra.
Here you can really look into the City – the panorama is incredibly high resolution so whilst you can stay panned back to take in the views over the Barbican to the Heron Tower, Tower 42, The Gherkin at St Mary Axe, the new Rothschilds Bank HQ at St Swithin’s Lane and the Shard, go […]
Panorama looking from Holborn over London at sundown. This London cityscape includes the following landmarks: Shard London Bridge; Strata Tower; Guy’s Hospital Tower; 33 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin); Tower 42; the Heron Tower; King’s Reach Tower; the Barbican; Canary Wharf; the Tate Modern; the London Eye; the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
Panorama of the London skyline as the City of London starts to light up at dusk. Please click the fullscreen button on the far right and then use the ‘+’ button to zoom into the panorama and see it bigger. This panorama is available at a very high resolution (much higher than is shown here), […]