Architecture Tour in London – Tourist attractions in London are not only Tower Bridge and also the Big Ben Big Clock. There are still many tourist attractions in London that are quite interesting and you must visit. London, which is the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom and also the largest urban zone in the European Union.
Many buildings in London still retain medieval architecture. This makes London a romantic place and also full of historic architecture. London is also a leading global city that excels in the arts, business, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, health, media, professional services, research, tourism development and much more.
Tourist attractions in London are also included in the city that is often visited by tourists to enjoy its tourism. This is evident from the airport which is listed as the busiest airport in the world based on international passenger traffic. These international passengers, of course, want to visit London for business or education, as well as many who come to London for a tour to enjoy the beauty of the city.
Here is an architectural tour:
As the name suggests, The Shard, which means shard, this building is designed to resemble broken glass. With 11,000 glass panels, equivalent to the area of 8 football fields, the cost of building this high-rise building reached 435 million pounds (8 trillion rupiah).
At 309 meters high and 95 floors, The Shard is the tallest building in the United Kingdom and the European Union. One of the apartment units in this building has 7 bedrooms, 2 floors and is located at a height of 224 meters. The price of this unit is rumored to reach 50 million pounds (or the equivalent of 940 billion rupiah).
Walkie Talkie Building
As the name suggests, the shape of this building resembles a walkie talkie. Completed in 2014, this building has a height of 160 meters, 37 floors and costs 200 million pounds (3.7 trillion rupiah).
Due to its curved shape, the building reflects sunlight to a single point on the road in front of it. In one summer, the reflected light can reach temperatures of over 100 degrees Celsius, damaging several cars parked on the road. To prevent the same, the building facade is now equipped with a sun shade to reduce the extreme reflection of the sun.
Built on the site of the 1992 IRA (terrorist organization aimed at turning Northern Ireland into a republic and separation from Great Britain) bombings that occurred in 1992, The Gherkin is a prime example of modern architecture in London.
The 41-story building is 180 meters high and was built at a cost of around £200 million. This building is nicknamed The Gherkin because of its shape that resembles a cucumber (gherkin is a type of cucumber). Its unique shape coupled with a steel structure that is clearly visible from the outside (the technical name is diagrid structure design) and an energy-efficient design, has caused The Gherkin to receive many awards in the field of design and architecture.
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These buildings are known as outbuildings because the mechanical and electrical components, which are usually hidden inside the building, are placed outside to maximize the space inside the building.
From the outside, The Lloyd’s Building looks like a factory, even though this building is an office building. Completed in 1986, The Lloyd’s Building is the youngest building to be added to the list of historic buildings in the United Kingdom.
St. Cathedral Paul
Completed in 1711, St. Paul is one of the most famous tourist destinations in London. The cathedral survived World War II when thousands of Nazi planes attacked and bombed London.
View of St. Cathedral Paul stood tall and majestic surrounded by smoke in the morning after a hail of bombs strengthened the morale and struggle of the British people.
St Paul’s Cathedral is used for services to commemorate many important things, such as the funeral of Admiral Nelson (one of Britain’s greatest heroes), the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill (the Prime Minister who led the British Empire in World War II), the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and celebrations. Queen Elizabeth’s 80th and 90th Birthdays.
Did the reader know that because this building is so important, the layout of the city and high-rise buildings in London is arranged in such a way that the dome of St. Paul can be seen from many corners of London? If you get lost in London, just use St. Cathedral. Paul as a guide.
Royal Museums Greenwich
It is an organization of 4 museums located in Greenwich, London. The four museums are the National Maritime Museum, Queen’s House, Royal Observatory and Cutty Sark. Below is a photo of the Queen’s House which was once the residence of the royal family. It was built from 1616 to 1635 for the use of Queen Anne, consort of King James I.
Today the Queen’s House is one of the most important buildings in the history of British architecture because it was the first building to be built in detail and systematically according to the classical style.