100 days of London: Roundup 41-50
The next 10 in our series:
Marble Arch | Jewel colourway: Designed by John Nash, Marble Arch was actually originally meant to be the ceremonial entrance to Buckingham Palace but it was moved to its current site in the 1850s.
Oxo Tower | Sunshine colourway: Located on Southbank, the OXO Tower was built in the 1930s. Today it is home to cute galleries, shops, cafes and restaurants.
Millennium bridge | Jewel colourway: Opened in 2000, this steel suspension pedestrianised bridge was then closed temporarily due to heavy footfall causing a swaying motion. It then reopened in 2002. A collaboration between Foster + Partners, Sir Anthony Caro & Arup it links St Paul's / City of London with Bankside. Here's a great write-up on the project.
One Canada Square | Dawn colourway: Opened in 1991, One Canada Square was designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates, Adamson Associates, and Frederick Gibberd Coombes & Partners. It was the tallest building in the UK until 2010 when the Shard tookover.
Oval | Sunset colourway: A cricket ground in Kennington, South London, it has been the home for Surrey County Cricket Club since 1845. Throughout its history, it has played host to some significant sporting events.
Royal Observatory | Rustic colourway: Home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian, the Royal Observatory was designed by Sir Christopher Wren, commissioned in 1675.
Piccadilly Circus | Sunshine colourway: Built in 1819 to join Regent St with Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus is a hustling and bustling part of London. The famous lit up advertising signs started in 1906, but now only covers the one building here - on the corner of Shaftesbury Avenue and Glasshouse Street.
Royal Exchange | Earthy colourway: With an incredible history dating back to 1566 as a stock exchange, today The Royal Exchange is filled with boutiques and restaurants. Destroyed by fire twice (including the Great Fire of London 1666), today's building was designed by Sir William Tite in 1844.
Trellick Tower | Exotic colourway: Designed by Ernö Goldfinger in the late 1960s, Trellick Tower in Kensal Green is one of London's most famous examples of Brutalist architecture. It became a Grade II listed building in the late 1990s.
Camden Roundhouse | Midnight colourway: Famous as a venue for gigs and cultural events, the Roundhouse actually started out in the 1840s as a place for maintaining and repairing the railway.