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Lesser Known Architecture: A Celebration of Underappreciated London Buildings

Posted at 5:00 pm, June 4, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Photos of London, Secret London


As you will be well aware, London is home to a jaw-droppingly wide chasm of architecture. From the big hitters (Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral), the newbies (the Shard and Walkie Talkie), the brutal (the Barbican and Southbank Centre) to the lesser known gems you walk past every day. To give these buildings some well deserved recognition, the Design Museum have dedicated a new exhibition to the often overlooked wonders of our fair city.

Curated by Elias Redstone and photographed by Theo Simpson, the free exhibition focusses on 10 buildings nominated by various institutions including The Culture Show and The Guardian, who have chosen such sights as Crystal Palace Subway, Bevin Court, and a bus garage in Stockwell. So next time you start drunkenly telling strangers in your local kebab shop that the place is the building of miracles you might not be that far off.

For more info, see our Lesser Known Architecture listing

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