Art deco, one of the first truly international architectural styles, might have originated in France, but it certainly made its mark on London.
Here you can see examples of the luxury and glamour that embodied the early years of art deco, as well as more subdued, post-Great Depression pieces. Whether it's from the exuberant 20s or restrained 30s, we think you'll agree: it's all rather beautiful.
The former Odeon cinema, Woolwich. Source Discovering London Beautiful grade II-listed art deco property in Hampstead Garden Suburb. Source Wow Haus Turnpike Lane tube station. Source Mrlondon Ncb Black and white art deco brilliance. Source Londonist The art deco Ibex House, Portsoken Street in Whitechapel. Source Mandytjie The escalators at Turnpike Lane station Source Sophii Jacob Another perspective on Shell Mex House on the Strand. Source Mandytjie Elsley House, Great Titchfield Street. Source Andrewdthorpe Art deco details in Southwark. Source Allwillb Art deco, Tottenham Court Road-style. Source Craigsolo Art deco brilliance on Fleet Street. Source Wonderlustinglynda The Grampians, Shepherd's Bush, was built between 1935 and 1937 and designed by architect Maurice Ernest Webb, son of Sir Aston Webb. Source Jaroslaw Marciuk A 1930s art deco house in Blackheath. Source Wow Haus Eltham’s former cinema, which closed in 2000. It's now a gym. Source Metropol2 The Lansdowne Club in Mayfair where 18th-century grandeur meets stylish art deco. Source Wedding Venues Art Deco loveliness at One America Square, east London. Source Mandytjie Whole Foods in Kensington: wholly art deco. Source Aladyinlondon Florin Court is an art deco residential building on the eastern side of Charterhouse Square in Smithfield. Poirot fans will recognise it as the filming location for the fictional Whitehaven mansions. Source Whatinasees The stairs at Turnpike Lane tube station. Source Mrlondon Ncb Art deco contrasts in Bloomsbury. Source Yannick Pucci The art deco Park Royal station on the Piccadilly line is formed from a series of simple interconnecting geometric shapes. Source Lipsticklettucelycra Rayners Lane station Source 44mlb Shell Mex House is a grade II listed building situated at 80, Strand. The current building was built in 1930–31. And yes, that's London's biggest clock at the top. Source Scratch London Art deco touches on the 'new' Adelphi buildings in Westminster. Source Mandytjie Chiswick Park Station has been Grade II listed since February 1987. Source Senatehouseevents Northcliffe House on Whitefriars Street. Source Allwillb Ealing has a beautiful listed art deco estate, which was built to house film stars working at the nearby Ealing Studios. Source London Dating The art deco Adelphi building from the 1930s is located at 1-10 John Adam Street in Westminster. Source Mandytjie Harrow's Grosvenor Cinema, now the Zoroastrian Centre. Source Metropol2 Elsley House, Great Titchfield Street. Source Stephen.andrew.wood The 1930s Trevor Square, Knightsbridge Source Aridley88 Art deco apartments on Exhibition Road. Source Mattdelmar Art deco gigantism at its finest Source Facehunter This five-storey art deco-inspired London town house uses marble inside and out. Source Highsnobietydesign The former Curry's electrical factory on the Great West Road is now the headquarters of J C Decaux. It was designed in 1936 by F E Simkins. The building was restored by Foster and Partners in the late 1990s. Source Jocope An abandoned art deco building in Willesden Green. Source Ben Pedroche Dreamy art deco designs. Source Knitterbird A beautiful art deco house in Southgate. Source Wow Haus Between Harrow and Wealdstone, in north west London, stands the rather bleak looking art deco Safari cinema. Source Londonist This is the modern atrium attached to the back of the gorgeous art deco building at 1 Finsbury Circus. Source Samlucasmore Art deco elephants in Greenwich. Source Amirbaum
Last Updated 27 February 2017