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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.
In the depths of the Golden Lane Estate in the City of London. Source Aridley88 Crescent House, Golden Lane Estate. Source Lizetta All the shades of grey at Centre Point. Source Richard Wilson The Curtain Road car park in Shoreditch. Maybe not brutalist as such, but pretty brutal looking. Source London Gram The Civil Aviation Authority building, between Covent Garden and Kingsway. Source Solarpatrick Splashes of gold on Golden Lane Estate, built in the 1950s. Source Lizetta Weston Rise Estate near King's Cross. Source 20bedfordway Ventilation in Myatts Fields, South London. Source Derelictlondon The Danish Embassy in London. Source Alex James Bruce Royal College of Physicians near Regent's Park. Source E Architect The brutalist Keybridge House in Vauxhall. Source Jaroslaw Marciuk The 1930s brutalist Spa Green Estate between Rosebery Avenue and St John St in Clerkenwell. Source This Brutal House Camberwell College of Arts. Source Alex James Bruce Camden Town Hall. Source Blairthomson University of London's Institution of Education. Source Fedeuk The National Theatre has been Grade II* listed since 1994. Source Melissacmorris Understated beauty at the Barbican. Source Jonas Prism The Brunswick Centre is a grade II listed residential and shopping centre in Bloomsbury, Camden. Source Eelyn1 Brutal balconies at Brixton Rec Centre. Source Brixtonblog Inside Trellick Tower. Source Designmuseum Crystal Palace Sports Centre. Source Highriselights Brutalism on York Road, London. Source Sywater Sampson House, Blackfriars. Source Allwillb The Ministry of Justice. Source Jaroslaw Marciuk Inside the SOAS Library. Source Es Kwon Sheraton Park Tower Hotel in Belgravia. Source Richard Wilson Glenkerry House, Poplar; the Balfron Tower's baby brother. Source Brutalism:online Looking down on brutalism at the Barbican. Source Mrwhisper The Alexandra Road Estate, Swiss Cottage. Source Londonist The Embassy of the Czech Republic at the junction of Kensington Palace Gardens and Bayswater Road. Source Pouru The brutal Guoman Tower hotel next to Tower Bridge: is this London's ugliest building? Source Brighton Stockwell bus garage Source Fedeuk Trellick Tower in the mist. Source Richard Wilson Welbeck Street in the West End. Source Peter Uk70 Kings College London, Aldwych. Source Allwillb Ministry of Justice, Westminster. Source Jaroslaw Marciuk Brutalism in Covent Garden. Source Ben Pedroche St Giles Hotel, Bloomsbury. Source Fedeuk The brilliantly brutal National Theatre on the South Bank. Source Garconjon The SOAS building, just off Russell Square. Source Solarpatrick One of five Corbusier-inspired blocks on the Alton Estate, Roehampton. Source Londonfromtherooftops The whole Barbican is Grade II listed. Source Mrlondon 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 The brutalist Brunswick Centre in Camden achieved Grade II status in 2000. Source Solarpatrick Weston Rise Estate on Pentonville Road. Source By Jack The Aylesbury Estate, Walworth. Source London Gram The Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. Source Adlerose Brunel University Lecture Centre. Source Londonist Finsbury Estate, Islington. Source Timslessor Castle Baynard. Source Auketts Part of the Seven Ages of Man sculpture at Baynard House, Blackfriars. Source Mattbooy Erno Goldfinger's Trellick Tower. Source Richard Wilson The Alexandra and Ainsworth estate, more commonly called Rowley Way, is a housing estate in Camden. Source Theboygeniuz 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 Centre Point. Source Samlucasmore
Last Updated 27 February 2017