Prince Charles: look away now.
Here's a glorious celebration of London's fascination with raw concrete. Brutalism as an architectural movement thrived from the 1950s to the mid-70s; it's the era that brought us the Trellick Tower, the Barbican estate, and the National Theatre.
Here are some of London's finest examples.
Brunel University Lecture Centre. Source Londonist Ventilation in Myatts Fields, South London. Source Derelictlondon Ministry of Justice, Westminster. Source Jaroslaw Marciuk Brutalism in Covent Garden. Source Ben Pedroche Part of the Seven Ages of Man sculpture at Baynard House, Blackfriars. Source Mattbooy Camberwell College of Arts. Source Alex James Bruce Centre Point. Source Samlucasmore Inside Trellick Tower. Source Designmuseum The Curtain Road car park in Shoreditch. Maybe not brutalist as such, but pretty brutal looking. Source London Gram University of London's Institution of Education. Source Fedeuk Kings College London, Aldwych. Source Allwillb Inside the SOAS Library. Source Es Kwon The Civil Aviation Authority building, between Covent Garden and Kingsway. Source Solarpatrick All the shades of grey at Centre Point. Source Richard Wilson Crystal Palace Sports Centre. Source Highriselights The Rowley Way Estate (properly called the Alexandra and Ainsworth estate) was built between 1972 and 1978. It is constructed from site-cast, board-marked white, unpainted reinforced concrete. Source Robertwardw9 Crescent House, Golden Lane Estate. Source Lizetta The Danish Embassy in London. Source Alex James Bruce Weston Rise Estate on Pentonville Road. Source By Jack Splashes of gold on Golden Lane Estate, built in the 1950s. Source Lizetta In the depths of the Golden Lane Estate in the City of London. Source Aridley88 Erno Goldfinger's Trellick Tower. Source Richard Wilson Finsbury Estate, Islington. Source Timslessor The whole Barbican is Grade II listed. Source Mrlondon The Aylesbury Estate, Walworth. Source London Gram Understated beauty at the Barbican. Source Jonas Prism St Giles Hotel, Bloomsbury. Source Fedeuk One of five Corbusier-inspired blocks on the Alton Estate, Roehampton. Source Londonfromtherooftops Welbeck Street in the West End. Source Peter Uk The Brunswick Centre is a grade II listed residential and shopping centre in Bloomsbury, Camden. Source Eelyn1 The brilliantly brutal National Theatre on the South Bank. Source Garconjon Brutal balconies at Brixton Rec Centre. Source Brixtonblog The Embassy of the Czech Republic at the junction of Kensington Palace Gardens and Bayswater Road. Source Pouru The Alexandra and Ainsworth estate, more commonly called Rowley Way, is a housing estate in Camden. Source Theboygeniuz Royal College of Physicians near Regent's Park. Source E Architect Stockwell bus garage Source Fedeuk National Theatre, Southbank was designed by architects Sir Denys Lasdun and Peter Softley and structural engineers Flint & Neill. It opened between 1976 and 1977. Source Atmoorehead The brutalist Keybridge House in Vauxhall. Source Jaroslaw Marciuk Weston Rise Estate near King's Cross. Source 20bedfordway Sampson House, Blackfriars. Source Allwillb The Ministry of Justice. Source Jaroslaw Marciuk Brutalism on York Road, London. Source Sywater Castle Baynard. Source Auketts The brutalist Brunswick Centre in Camden achieved Grade II status in 2000. Source Solarpatrick Looking down on brutalism at the Barbican. Source Mrwhisper The SOAS building, just off Russell Square. Source Solarpatrick The National Theatre has been Grade II* listed since 1994. Source Melissacmorris Trellick Tower in the mist. Source Richard Wilson Sheraton Park Tower Hotel in Belgravia. Source Richard Wilson The brutal Guoman Tower hotel next to Tower Bridge: is this London's ugliest building? Source Brighton Glenkerry House, Poplar; the Balfron Tower's baby brother. Source Brutalism:online Camden Town Hall. Source Blairthomson The Alexandra Road Estate, Swiss Cottage. Source Londonist The 1930s brutalist Spa Green Estate between Rosebery Avenue and St John St in Clerkenwell. Source This Brutal House
Last Updated 27 February 2017