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Explore South Westminster’s Architectural Gems

This summer, we are celebrating our ‘Everyday Kings and Queens’ acknowledging the efforts of our local heroes who went above and beyond during the pandemic while referencing our royal locality.

With this in mind, we have created two map trails to encourage visitors to explore South Westminster and the royal processional route on foot and look out for the area’s iconic architectural gems.

Take in some of the most recognised buildings in the world, exploring the different architectural styles and contributions along the way.

Tag us in your walks @thenorthbankbid @londonfestivalofarchitecture #architecturalgems #LFA2021

Download the map here

Royal Processional Route

Buckingham Palace
– Architects: John Nash, William Winde, Aston Webb, Edward Blore, Thomas Cubitt
– Neoclassical Architecture

Admiralty Arch
– Architect: Aston Webb
– Neoclassical Architecture, Edwardian Architecture

Horseguards Parade
– Architects: William Kent, John Vardy
– Palladian Architecture

10 Downing Street
– Architects: William Kent, Quinlan Terry, Raymond Erith, Kenton Couse
– Georgian Architecture

Big Ben
Architects: Augustus Pugin, Charles Barry
Gothic Revival architecture

Palace of Westminster (otherwise known as the Houses of Parliament)
– Architects: Charles Barry, Augustus Pugin, Donald Insall
– Gothic Revival architecture

Explore South Westminster’s Architectural Gems  

Victoria Station
– Architects: John Fowler, Robert Jacomb Hood
– Contemporary

Little Ben
– Architect: Gillett & Johnston of Croydon

Apollo Theatre
– Architects: E. Wamsley Lewis, Lewis and William Edward Trent
– Art Deco

– Architect: PLP Architecture
– Contemporary

Victoria Palace Theatre
– Architect: Frank Matcham
– Baroque style

Cardinal Place
– Architects: EPR Architects
– Contemporary

Westminster Cathedral
– Architect: John Francis Bentley
– Neo-Byzantine

Westminster Abbey
– Architects: George Gilbert Scott, Ptolemy Dean, John of Gloucester, Nicholas Hawksmoor, Henry Yevele, Robert of Beverley, Henry of Reyns
– Gothic style

The Corinthia Hotel
– Architect: Francis Fowler
– Contemporary

High Commission of South Africa
– Architect: Sir Herbert Baker
– Classical

Uganda High Commission
– Architects: Kilburn Nightingale Architects

Trafalgar Square
– Architect: Sir Charles Barry

St Martin-in-the-Fields
– Architect: James Gibbs, Eric Parry
– Neoclassical architecture, Corinthian order, Palladian architecture

Charing Cross station
– Architects: Edward Middleton Barry, Terry Farrell
– French Renaissance

Adelphi Theatre
– Architects: Ernest Runtz, John and Jane Scott

Coutts Bank
– Architect: Frederick Gibberd

Strand Palace Hotel
– Architect: Oliver Percy Bernard
– Art Deco

The Savoy Hotel
– Architect: Thomas Edward Collcutt
– Art Deco

Lyceum Theatre
– Architects: Samuel Beazley, Bertie Crewe, Rococo

Somerset House
– Architects: Inigo Jones, William Chambers, James Wyatt, Albert Richardson, Thomas Hardwick
– Neoclassical

180 Strand
– Architect: Sir Frederick Gibberd
– Modernist

St Mary le Strand
– Architect: James Gibbs
– Neoclassic Palladian

Waldorf Hilton:
– Architect: Alexander Marshall Mackenzie

St Clement Danes:
– Architects: James Gibbs, Christopher Wren,
– English Baroque

High Commission of Australia – Australia House:
– Architects: Alexander Marshall Mackenzie, Alexander George Robertson Mackenzie,
– Belle époque

High Commission of India:
Architect: Sir Herbert Baker

Royal Courts of Justice:
– Architects: George Edmund Street
– Gothic Revival