London’s Best Buildings

London's Best buildings

experience london through its most interesting architecture

Are you ready to be inspired by London’s amazing architecture from the past and present?  Do you love surprising stories and interesting insights into the places that that you visit?

If so, The London Storyteller’s Best Buildings is for you! 

From early English baroque brilliance to brutalist towers, 17th century churches to futuristic structural expressionism and baronial gothic bridges; this privately guided tour samples some of The London Storyteller’s personal favourites and the remarkable stories associated with them.

You’ll learn about some of the great architects who have and continue to shape London’s streets and skylines including Sir Christopher Wren,  Sir Norman Foster, Graham Stirk, Sir Richard Rogers and Sir Giles Gilbert Scott.  
Enjoy a relaxing drink or light bite at a pub built by Christopher Wren for his workmen during the reconstruction of St Paul’s Cathedral. 
As with all tours offered by The London Storyteller, you can choose the day and time that works for you with customisation available by prior arrangement too.
Private Guide

Hosted by The London Storyteller. This is a privately guided tour, which means that you can choose the time and date that is convenient to you. We can personalise your tour too and even create bespoke versions of our existing tours by prior arrangement

Spectacular Buildings

Explore locations including St Paul's Cathedral, the Lloyds Building, Leadenhall Market, the Barbican, the Gherkin and much more. Extensions into Westminster are available upon request too.

Go Bespoke!

Why not make a day of it and extend the tour to see even more of the finest city on earth! Please email us at to let us know more about what you would like to discover.

Pick Up & Drop Off

Starting at the conveniently located Finsbury Park Station (on Victoria, Piccadilly and national rail lines); we can also organised for an additional fee pick up from your hotel.



Meeting Point: St James Park Station

We’ll meet outside St James Park Station on Broadway, London, SW1H 0BD

Chapter One: Westminster
Starting with some of the big hitting London architectural icons such as Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster, we’ll also delve into some lesser spotted streets to see some fine examples 17th and early 18th century design.
Chapter Two: Seventeenth Century Splendour

We explore one fo the building blocks of modern London’s DNA at a Wren Church with famous associations and the story of how the churches of London came to influence cities around the world.

Chapter Three: A Medieval Masterpiece

One of the few surviving fragments of medieval London and a remarkable survivor. Please note only available for week day bookings.

Chapter Four: A Cathedral To Power

We delve into the story of Giles Gilbert Scott who inadvertantly helped to create one of the world’s greatest modern art galleries with his design of a power station, which one might also experience as an industrial cathedral

Chapter Five: Phoenix From The Flames

It has been a hallowed place in London for two thousand years and the current St Pauls rebuilt after the Great Fire in 1666 is perhaps London’s finest of all its buildings. The story behind it and the people who built it is remarkarkable and touches upon genius. Here we delve deeply into that story; what was and what could have been too. This tour does not enter the Cathedral as standard however, this can be arranged by prior request. Please email info(at) either after booking or in advance of doing so to find out more.

Rest Stop

You’ve seen the masterpiece, now enjoy a refreshing drink in the pub built for the people who made it

Chapter Six: Brutalism At The Barbican

Cripplegate like so many neighbourhoods in Europe was ravaged by war and what stands in its place now is a battlement for the modern city dweller as though conjured by Corbusier.

Chapter Seven: Structural Expressionism

Two remarkable buildings adjacent to one another, designed by the same team forty years apart and yet both resemble artefacts of the future.


Experience Notes

This tour begins outside St James Park Station on Broadway. We can arrange to meet you at another central London location upon request for which we charge upwards of an additional £30. 

The Tour ends near Tower Hill across from the Tower of London.

Meeting Point

End Point

“We had a great time with Tom! He was so friendly, knowledgeable about the city and history, and a great storyteller. We felt like were walking around London with a friend. We were also grateful for the non-rushed paced and the fact that he offered to at every stop of interest to take our photo. Since it’s just the two of us traveling, it’s a real treat to have more than just selfies! ”
“Great guide. Tom is a really caring and knowledgeable down to earth person, I highly recommend this tour. He gave us background, insight and perspective to everything and did it so comfortably; made us really connect to London.”
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