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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

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

Must-Visit Shops in London

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

Must-Visit Shops in London

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

The Goring Hotel

A storied London hotel remade

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


London’s East End Gets a Chic New Restaurant

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

Somerset House

The Most Architecturally Beautiful Ice-Skating Rinks

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

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

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


Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Style

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

Searcys Champagne Bar

Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Style

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

Marc De Berny

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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

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

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

The Shard

The Architect's Eye: The Shard
  • wellhem jr
    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

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

Brasserie Zédel

The 10 Most Beautifully Designed New Restaurants

Antiques dealer Mallett in London.

Insider Secrets of the AD100: Sources

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

Café Royal Hotel

A London Revival

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

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


Buzz-Worthy Buildings

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

Millennium Bridge

Lee F. Mindel Tours London's Legendary Bridges

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

Hungerford & Golden Jubilee Bridges

Lee F. Mindel Tours London's Legendary Bridges

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

Corinthia Hotel

Must-Visit Restaurants in London