The London Buildings That Can't Keep Still...Mapped

By M@ Last edited 122 months ago
The London Buildings That Can't Keep Still...Mapped

Everyone knows about London Bridge moving to the States. Most people are aware that Marble Arch was formerly outside Buckingham Palace, and that the Crystal Palace hopped from North to South.

But a Christopher Wren church in Missouri? Part of the House of Commons in Belsize Park? Next to a section of old Waterloo Bridge? Who knew?

Thankfully, Londonist keeps a watchful eye on the city's buildings. The itinerant structures have been mapped for your perusal. Blue lines represent whole buildings, red lines show parts of buildings. Click on markers for images (in most cases).

Please let us know in the comments if you have any additions or corrections.

Last Updated 25 March 2008


this is very cool. good job.

Chris Maillard

Nice idea – here's an addition: The Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood – the main structure of which actually used to be in Brompton/Albertopolis (South Ken).

Laurence Scales

Yes, good thought. The Kilmorey Mausoleum moved to Twickenham from Brompton Cemetery (via Chertsey!) and it seems to have been occupied all the while.

Laurence Scales

Now if you are including parts of buildings then you are entering rocky territory, the first thing coming to mind being some pieces of carved Portland Stone from the Tower of London which have become part of the rockery at the Chelsea Physic Garden. I also recall the frontage of a house from Bishopsgate in the V&A. I'm sure there are many more.

Laurence Scales

My last words on the subject? George Burt and pieces of London which were removed to Swanage.