Vibrant, dynamic and extremely multicultural, London is the largest city in Western Europe. The metropolitan area has a population of about 14 million, and forms an amazing crossroads of different cultures, religions and ethnic groups. London boasts a huge number of cultural and architectural attractions and outstanding museums that draw thousands of visitors every year from all over the world. The city is a vast complex of remarkable buildings created by renowned international architects that coexist in harmony to form the unmistakeable iconic London skyline. This guide is aimed at providing a useful instrument for understanding the architectural history of London as well as a means for analysing the new construction trends that are characteristic of the city. The itineraries include about eighty architectural works, both historical and contemporary, which are fully illustrated with images, drawings and descriptions, and are marked on the front of the map with a reference number corresponding to the section in the book and the icon on the back of the map. The guide also provides information about museums, libraries, institutions, movie theatres, restaurants and gathering places.