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25 Buildings in London, England

Big Ben, Buildings in London, England, Uncontained Life

Look up! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no…it’s the buildings in London.

Buildings in London, England, Uncontained Life

Westminster Abbey, Buildings in London, England, Uncontained Life

One thing I think is overlooked in travel are the buildings. Don’t get me wrong, if a building is famous or part of a tourist area, it gets some love. And, if you run in architecture circles, buildings are the foundation of the profession. But, travel blogs and travel websites don’t often include buildings just for their own sake in photos or in blog posts.

Buildings in London, England, Uncontained Life

When Hillary and I went on our Literary tour of London, we walked all over the city. Along the way, we noticed that there are so many unique, though not necessarily famous buildings in London: buildings with personality, history, or design worth sharing.

Buildings in London, England, Uncontained Life

So, here are 25 buildings in London that caught our attention that we wanted to share with you. Cheers!

Buildings in London, England, Uncontained Life

Buildings in London, England, Uncontained Life

We’re sure that you recognize some of these structures…

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Buildings in London, England, Uncontained Life

…but others, you’ll just have to find when you walk London for yourself.

Buildings in London, England, Uncontained Life

Buildings in London, England, Uncontained Life

As you wander around examining the buildings in London, you’ll find a diversity of architecture styles–modern glass-and-steel structures, to places that look like they came straight out of a Dickens novel. All the more reason to slow down a bit, and really take time to look and consider how London of old has become the London of today.

Manor House, Buildings in London, England, Uncontained Life

BT Tower, Buildings in London, England, Uncontained Life

We like to play a game when we walk a city: Hillary and I speculate about the kind of people who live and work in buildings we notice…

Buildings in London, England, Uncontained Life

Buildings in London, England, Uncontained Life

…or about historical events to which the buildings were witness. 

Buildings in London, England, Uncontained Life

Buildings in London, England, Uncontained Life

So many buildings in London serve noble purposes–providing an inspirational venue for education, for culture, and for the arts.

Royal Academy of Music, Buildings in London, England, Uncontained Life

Theatre Royal Haymarket, Buildings in London, England, Uncontained Life

Her Majesty's Theatre, Buildings in London, England, Uncontained Life

National Gallery, Buildings in London, England, Uncontained Life

So, next time you’re in London, go see the sights that make the city famous, and as you go, take notice of all the other buildings of London. It’s as easy as one, two, three…

Brick Lane, Buildings in London, England, Uncontained Life

Buildings in London, England, Uncontained Life

Buildings in London, England, Uncontained Life

One last building. Hogwart’s, anyone?

Hogwart's, Buildings in London, England, Uncontained Life

All photographs were taken with the Sony A6000—a lightweight, mirrorless camera that captures great images even in low-light conditions.  You can find out more about the gear we carry when we travel HERE.

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