A 1926 London Underground painting foresaw the city’s skyscrapers

Most artistic visions of London’s future have been darkly pessimistic. But this Underground poster painted by Montague B Black in 1926 offered an uncanny – and much more optimistic – view of the modern city. In 1926, London… Read More

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London’s Shard Lights up the Night Sky for Christmas #ShardLights

The Shard is celebrating the festive period with ‘Shard Lights’, a spectacular light installation that will reinforce the building’s status as a beacon for London. Created by award-winning art collective, Jason Bruges Studio, ‘Shard Lights’ will occupy the… Read More


Is this the first Megacity? New multi-purpose London skyscraper

Its something we see in sci-fi movies like Judge Dredd and Star Wars, megacities with towering, multi-purpose skyscrapers. This could however soon become a reality. Entitled the ‘Endless City’ project it would see a giant 300m skyscraper built… Read More


‘Kingdom Tower’ in Saudi Arabia Will One Day Be the World’s Tallest Building

Saudi Arabia is one of the richest countries in the world, so it isn’t surprising really that the wealthy Middle Eastern country is set to begin construction next week on what will be the world’s tallest building standing… Read More

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A Few Pictures of London This Week

I’m very fortunate to work in the City of London, which means I get to see these marvellous sites every day.


London’s high rise skyline is beginning to take shape.. Good or bad thing?

For almost 300 years the 365ft high St Paul’s Cathedral dominated the central London skyline, now however it is met with heavy competition. In today’s London there are almost 250 proposed skyscrapers, with many already approved or under… Read More


Fancy a £50 million Mayfair Mansion!? Neglected grade II listed building up for sale!

This is most definitely Britain’s most expensive fixer-upper building project going at the moment, on the market for a mouth watering £50 million – not to mention the other £20 million which will need to be spent on… Read More


London’s Skyscraper the ‘Walkie Talkie’ will have Europe’s highest floating Garden

One of the City of London’s latest skyline additions, the giant ‘Walkie Talkie’ will be topped by an exotic ‘floating roof garden’ that will be the highest in Europe. The developers of the 580 ft high skyscraper which… Read More

Aerial rendering of The Pinnacle in context

London’s skyscraper Pinnacle to get the greenlight with ‘impossible’ design

Just the other week I uploaded a piece on the ‘ye olde London’ architecture slowly disappearing across the City, and how it was such a shame that amazing Imperial & Roman inspired structures were being replaced. However i… Read More


Live like a failed Republican: Oliver Cromwell’s old Manor House for sale £1.8 Million

A Grade I listed manor which Oliver Cromwell visited regularly is currently up for sale for £1.8million. Located in Peterborough it comprises of two properties, the Manor and separate Gatehouse which were built between 1333 and 1336by William… Read More


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