List of tallest buildings and structures in the United Kingdom by usage

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This is a list of the tallest buildings and structures in the United Kingdom by usage.

Tallest buildings[edit]

Tallest castles[edit]

Rank
Building
Location
Image Height
Year
Notes
1 Warwick Castle Warwick, Warwickshire WarwickCastle FromStMarysChurch 2.jpg 45 m (148 ft) 1360 [1] Guy's tower rises 39 m, Caesar's Tower rises 45 m but from a lower level.
2 Rochester Castle Rochester, Kent Rochester Castle courtyard, 2010.jpg 38 m (125 ft) 1127 [2] 34.5 m to parapet, 38 m to turrets.
3 Caernarfon Castle Caernarfon, Gwynedd Caernarfon Castle 1994.jpg 35 m (115 ft) 1330 [3]
4 Tattershall Castle Tattershall, Lincolnshire Tattershall Castle, 2006.jpg 33.5 m (110 ft) 1446 [4]
5 Tower of London London Tower of London, April 2006.jpg 32 m (105 ft)* 1078 Height to parapet 27.4 m, estimated height to top of stone turrets 32 m
6= Conway Castle Conwy, Gwynedd Conwy Castle.jpg 30 m (98 ft) 1289
6= Richmond Castle Richmond, North Yorkshire The Keep at Richmond Castle.jpg 30 m (98 ft) 1200 [5]
6= Portchester Castle Portchester, Hampshire Keep of Portchester Castle, 2008.jpg 30 m (98 ft) 1200 [6]
9 Conisbrough Castle Conisbrough, South Yorkshire Conisbrough keep.jpg 29.5 m (97 ft) 1180
10 Dover Castle Dover, Kent Keep and entrance of Dover Castle, 2007.jpg 29 m (95 ft) 1180 [7]

*Estimated height

Tallest commercial buildings[edit]

The tallest building which will be partly occupied by commercial offices is the 306 m Shard, London.

Rank
Building
Location
Image Height
Year
Notes
1 One Canada Square Tower Hamlets, London Londres 097..jpg 235 m (771 ft) 1991 [8]
2 Heron Tower City of London, London Heron Tower, London.jpg 230 m (750 ft) 2010 [9]
3 The Leadenhall Building City of London, London Leadenhall Building July 2013.JPG 225 m (738 ft) 2014 [10]
4= HSBC Tower Tower Hamlets, London HSBC Tower.jpg 200 m (660 ft) 2002 [11]
4= Citigroup Centre Tower Hamlets, London 25CanadaSquare.jpg 200 m (660 ft) 2001 [12]
6 Tower 42 City of London, London Tower 42 looking north from Bishopsgate 2011-05-04.jpg 183 m (600 ft) 1980 [13]

Tallest government buildings[edit]

Rank
Building
Location
Image Height
Year
Notes
1 Victoria Tower City of Westminster, London Westminster Palace Victoria Tower.jpg 102 m (335 ft) 1858 [14][15] Architectural height 102 m, roof height 98.5 m .
3 Manchester Town Hall Manchester, Greater Manchester Manchester Town Hall 2007.jpg 87.2 m (286 ft) 1877 [16]
4 Civil Justice Centre Manchester, Greater Manchester Civil justice centre.JPG 80 m (260 ft) 2007 [17]
5 Royal Courts of Justice London Royal courts of justice.jpg 74.6 m (245 ft) 1882 [18]
6= Glasgow City Chambers Glasgow, Scotland Glasgow City Chambers, Glasgow.jpg 73 m (240 ft) 1890 [19]
6= Government Buildings Cardiff, Wales Government offices, Llanishen, Cardiff - geograph.org.uk - 49921.jpg 73 m (240 ft) [20]
8= Leeds Town Hall Leeds, West Yorkshire Leeds Rathaus.jpg 69 m (226 ft) 1858 [21]
8= High Commission of New Zealand City of Westminster, London New Zealand House, Haymarket.JPG 69 m (226 ft) 1963 [22]
10 Central Criminal Court London Oldbaileylondon-900.jpg 66.6 m (219 ft) 1907 [23]

Tallest hospitals[edit]

Rank
Building
Location
Image Height
Year
Notes
1 Guy's Tower Southwark, London Guys hospital tower.jpg 143 m (469 ft) 1973 [24]
2 Royal London Hospital Tower 2 Tower Hamlets, London Royal London Hospital redevelopment.jpg 101 m (331 ft) 2010 [25]
3 Royal London Hospital Tower 1 Tower Hamlets, London Royal London Hospital redevelopment.jpg 97 m (318 ft) 2010 [26]
4 University College Hospital Camden, London University College Hospital - New Building - London - 020504.jpg 78 m (256 ft) 2005 [27]
5= Royal Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield, South Yorkshire Royal Hallamshire Hospital.jpg 76 m (249 ft) 1979 [28]
5= Belfast City Hospital Belfast, Northern Ireland Belfast City Hospital.jpg 76 m (249 ft) 1986 [29]

Tallest hotels[edit]

  • The tallest building which will be partly occupied by a hotel is the 306 m (1,004 ft) Shard, London.
  • The Beetham Tower, Manchester is 169 m (554 ft) of which half, up to and including the 23rd floor, is a hotel.
Rank
Building
Location
Image Height
Year
Notes
1 London Hilton on Park Lane City of Westminster, London The London Hilton on Park Lane 1.jpg 101 m (331 ft) 1963 [30]
2 Hilton London Metropole City of Westminster, London Paddington Basin - geograph org uk - 586906 Hilton London Metropole.jpg 91 m (299 ft) 1972 [31]
3 Holiday Inn Kensington Forum Kensington, London Holiday Inn, Cromwell Road - geograph.org.uk - 710620.jpg 84 m (276 ft) 1963 [32]
4= Premier Inn Leicester City Centre Leicester, Leicestershire St George's Tower, Leicester - geograph.org.uk - 1179336.jpg 82 m (269 ft) 1965 [33]
4= St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel London St Pancras Railway Station.jpg 82 m (269 ft) 1873 [34]

Tallest museums and galleries[edit]

Rank
Building
Location
Image Height
Year
Notes
1 Tate Modern Southwark, London Tate-modern-london.jpg 99 m (325 ft) 1963 [35]
2 Natural History Museum Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London Natural History Museum London Jan 2006.jpg 58 m (190 ft) 1880 [36]
3= Eden Project St Blazey, Cornwall Eden project.JPG 55 m (180 ft) 2001 [37]
3= Imperial War Museum North Trafford, Greater Manchester Imperial War Museum 2008cropped.jpg 55 m (180 ft) 2002 [38]
5 Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead, Tyne and Wear Baltic centre for contempory art.jpg 42 m (138 ft) 1950 [39]

Tallest places of worship[edit]

Rank
Building
Location
Image Height
Year
Notes
1 Salisbury Cathedral Salisbury, Wiltshire Salisburycathedral0246.jpg 123 m (404 ft) 1320 [40]
2 St Paul's Cathedral City of London, London London-StPaulsClockTower.jpg 111 m (364 ft) 1711 [41]
3 Liverpool Cathedral Liverpool, Merseyside Liverpool Cathedral.jpg 101 m (331 ft) 1978 [42]
4 Norwich Cathedral Norwich, Norfolk Norwich Cathedral, spire and south transept.jpg 96 m (315 ft) 1480 [43]
5 Church of St. Walburge, Preston Preston, Lancashire Church of St Walburge.jpg 94 m (308 ft) 1854 [44]
6 St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh (Episcopal) Edinburgh, Scotland St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral.jpg 90 m (300 ft) 1917 [45]
7 St. James Church, Louth Louth, Lincolnshire St James Louth tower and spire.JPG 89.9 m (295 ft) 1515 [46]
8 St Mary Redcliffe Bristol St Mary Redcliffe (600px).jpg 89 m (292 ft) 1872 [47]
9= Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Liverpool, Merseyside Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral - DSC05165.JPG 87 m (285 ft) 1967 [48]
9= Westminster Cathedral City of Westminster, London Westminster Cathedral, England.jpg 87 m (285 ft) 1903 [49]
11= St. Wulfram's Church, Grantham Grantham, Lincolnshire St. Wilfrums Church.jpg 86 m (282 ft) 1360 [50]
11= St Elphin's Church, Warrington Warrington, Cheshire St Elphin's Church, Warrington.jpg 86 m (282 ft) 1867 [51]
13 St Mary Abbots Kensington, London St Mary Abbots Church Kensington.jpg 85 m (279 ft) 1872 [52]
14 Chichester Cathedral Chichester, Sussex Chichester cathedral.jpg 84.5 m (277 ft) [53]
15= Lincoln Cathedral Lincoln, Lincolnshire Lincoln Minster 3 main towers.gif 83 m (272 ft) 1253 [54]
15= St Botolph's Church Boston, Lincolnshire Stump&Ingram.jpeg 83 m (272 ft) 1520 [55]
16 Chichester Cathedral Chichester, West Sussex Chichester Cathedral - geograph.org.uk - 1351653.jpg 82 m (269 ft) 1258 [56]

Tallest residential buildings[edit]

  • The tallest partly residential building - containing the highest apartments - is the 306 m Shard, London.
  • The Beetham Tower, Manchester is 169 m (554 ft) of which the upper half is residential. The 47th floor penthouse is the country's third highest apartment.
Rank
Building
Location
Image Height
Year
Notes
1 St George Wharf Tower Lambeth, London St Georges Wharf Tower 2013-09-26.jpg 181 m (594 ft) 2013
2 Strata Southwark, London Strata SE1 from Monument 2014.jpg 148 m (486 ft) 2010 [57]
3 Pan Peninsula Tower 1 Tower Hamlets, London Pan Peninsula London.jpg 147 m (482 ft) 2008 [58]
4= The Landmark East Tower Tower Hamlets, London 22 Marsh Wall.jpg 140 m (460 ft) 2010 [59]
4= West Tower Liverpool, Merseyside West Tower, Liverpool May 23 2010 005.jpg 140 m (460 ft) 2008 [60]
6 Cromwell Tower
Lauderdale Tower
Shakespeare Tower
City of London, London Barbican Estate Tower 2005.jpg 124 m (407 ft) 1973
1974
1976
[61]

Tallest university buildings[edit]

Rank
Building
Location
Image Height
Year
Notes
1 Glasgow University Tower Glasgow, Scotland University of Glasgow Gilbert Scott Building - Feb 2008-2.jpg 85 m (279 ft) 1887 [62]
2 Arts Tower Sheffield, South Yorkshire Sheffield Arts Tower.png 78 m (256 ft) 1966 [63]
3 Broadcasting Tower, Leeds Leeds, West Yorkshire Broadcasting Tower 002.jpg 69.5 m (228 ft) 2009 [64]
4= Wills Memorial Building Bristol Wills Memorial Building from road during day.jpg 68 m (223 ft) 1925 [65]
4= Towers Hall Loughborough, Leicestershire Loughborough University tower from Carillon.jpeg 68 m (223 ft) 1967 [66]
6 Senate House (University of London) London Senate House, University of London.jpg 64 m (210 ft) 1937 [67]

Tallest Cinema buildings[edit]

Cineworld Glasgow (Glasgow, Scotland) - 62 m (203 ft)[68]

Tallest structures[edit]

Tallest guyed mast

Skelton transmitting station (Skelton, Cumbria) - 365 m (1,198 ft)[69]

Tallest freestanding structure

Emley Moor transmitting station (Emley, West Yorkshire) - 330 m (1,080 ft)[70]

Tallest chimney

Drax Power Station (Drax, North Yorkshire) - 259 m (850 ft)[71]

Tallest free-standing lattice tower

Crystal Palace Transmitter 219 m (719 ft)

Tallest wind turbine

Samsung Heavy Industries 7 MW wind turbine prototype 196 m (643 ft)

Tallest electricity pylon

400 kV Thames Crossing 190.5 m (625 ft)

Tallest bridge

Humber Bridge (Humber, East Riding of Yorkshire/Lincolnshire) - 164 m (538 ft)[72]

Tallest observation tower

Spinnaker Tower (Portsmouth, Hampshire) - 170 m (560 ft)[73]

Tallest ferris wheel

London Eye (Lambeth, London) - 135 m (443 ft)[74]

Tallest stadium

Wembley Stadium (Brent, London) - 133 m (436 ft)[75]

Tallest lighthouse

Skerryvore lighthouse (Skerryvore, Scotland) - 48 m (157 ft)[76]

Tallest church spire

Salisbury Cathedral (Salisbury, Wiltshire) - 123 m (404 ft)[77]

Tallest clock tower

Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower (Birmingham, West Midlands) - 100 m (330 ft)[78]

Tallest domed building

Millennium Dome (Greenwich, London) - 95 m (312 ft)[79]

Tallest water tower

Grimsby Dock Tower (Grimsby, Lincolnshire) - 94 m (308 ft)[80]

Tallest telescope

Lovell Telescope (Goostrey, Cheshire) - 89 m (292 ft)[81]

Tallest air traffic control tower

Heathrow Air Traffic Control Tower (Hillingdon, London) - 87 m (285 ft)[82]

Tallest monument

Wallace Monument (Stirling, Scotland) - 67 m (220 ft)[83]

Tallest rollercoaster

Pepsi Max Big One (Blackpool, Lancashire) - 65 m (213 ft)[84]

Tallest sculpture

ArcelorMittal Orbit (London, England) - 115 m (377 ft)[85]

Tallest pagoda

The Pagoda (London, England) - 50 m (160 ft)[86]

Tallest mosque

Birmingham Central mosque (Birmingham, England) - 45.7 m (150 ft)[87]

Tallest windmill

Moulton Windmill (Moulton, Lincolnshire) - 30 m (98 ft)[88]

Tallest statue

Angel of the North (Gateshead, Tyne and Wear) - 20 m (66 ft)

Dream (St Helens, Merseyside) - 20 m (66 ft)

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