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See the newly revamped Ivy restaurant in London's West End

The Ivy Restaurant in London Reopens After an Extensive Makeover

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French powerhouse Balmain's new London store designed by architect Joseph Dirand

Must-Visit Shops in London

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Christopher Kane's exquisite new boutique in London's Mayfair district

Must-Visit Shops in London

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Recently revamped, London's Goring hotel offers guest a posh stay

The Goring Hotel

A storied London hotel remade

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Blixen, a delightful brasserie, debuts in London’s East End

Blixen

London’s East End Gets a Chic New Restaurant

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The skating rink at London's majestic Somerset House overlooks the Thames River

Somerset House

The Most Architecturally Beautiful Ice-Skating Rinks

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London Fashion Week is in full swing and we have your guide to the city’s must-visit shops, restaurants, and museums

Chai Wu

10 Must-Visit Spots in London

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London Fashion Week is in full swing and we have your guide to the city’s must-visit shops, restaurants, and museums

10 Must-Visit Spots in London

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Rendered in a soft palette of greens and grays, Texture is one of London’s premier destinations for Champagne

Texture

Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Style

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Searcys Champagne Bar sits inside London's decadent St. Pancras International Station

Searcys Champagne Bar

Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Style

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Furniture dealer Marc de Berny's second outpost of his eponymous shop on Pimlico Road

Marc De Berny

Daily AD : Page 9 : Architectural Digest

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Looking up at the observation capsules of the London Eye Ferris wheel

The London Eye

The London Eye and La Grande Roue de Paris Ferris Wheels

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Renzo Piano’s Shard building casts a shadow over London’s Tower Bridge.

The View from The Shard

The Architect's Eye: Renzo Piano's The Shard in London

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Renzo Piano's The Shard building in London, photographed by AD100 architect Lee Mindel

The Shard

The Architect's Eye: The Shard

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    wellhem jr

    wooww.. honest i'm presentation about it yesterday.

An apartment in the St. Pancras International clock tower in London, available as a vacation rental through Airbnb.

London St Pancras International Railway Station (STP)

AD Innovator: Airbnb

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Brasserie Zédel is located in what was once the Regent Palace Hotel

Brasserie Zédel

The 10 Most Beautifully Designed New Restaurants

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Antiques dealer Mallett in London.

Insider Secrets of the AD100: Sources

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A suite at Café Royal, which reopened as a modern hotel in London

Café Royal Hotel

A London Revival

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David Adjaye's Elektra House at 84a Ashfield Street, Whitechapel, London

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  • Bernard Humphrey-Gaskin
    Bernard Humphrey-Gaskin

    Good question... ??

  • Aliza Kara
    Aliza Kara

    That's nice to hear from an architect, I don't understand why this man's work warrants an OBE.

  • Bernard Humphrey-Gaskin
    Bernard Humphrey-Gaskin

    Well it's the person that gets the OBE. But I only query the planning permission aspect of the project, not because of the stark design approach, which I can appreciate if it is right for the design concept and project values. It is very difficult to get planning approval, for such a radical project that appears initially to be totally out on context with it's surroundings, so hence I too query how such a project gets planning. I often struggle against all odds with the planners to get a less radical scheme approved, and yet this stark design gets approval.

  • Mike Braum
    Mike Braum

    Because it doesn't block the view of St Paul's. :) I was told that that is why there are such crazy shaped buildings in London

  • Aliza Kara
    Aliza Kara

    More likely the developer bribed somebody

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A triumph of Indian stone carving, the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir became Europe’s first traditional Hindu temple when it was completed in 1995

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

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Buzzworthy Architecture: Renzo Piano's 72-story skyscraper, the Shard, is the tallest in Western Europe

The Shard

10 Blockbuster Buildings From the World's Top Architects

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Buzz-worthy Architecture: A headquarters for consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers by Foster + Partners on the Thames's south bank

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Buzz-Worthy Buildings

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AD100 architect Lee F. Mindel tours London's legendary crossings: Millennium Bridge

Millennium Bridge

Lee F. Mindel Tours London's Legendary Bridges

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AD100 architect Lee F. Mindel tours London's legendary crossings: Hungerford Bridge

Hungerford & Golden Jubilee Bridges

Lee F. Mindel Tours London's Legendary Bridges

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The lobby of the Corinthia Hotel is an elegant setting for afternoon tea.

Corinthia Hotel

Must-Visit Restaurants in London

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