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