London Art Deco Tour

Postcard of London Art Deco buildings

This fascinating tour will take you to the art deco hotspots in the Capital. Here’s just a taster of what you could see…

The Daily Telegraph building

Daily Telegraph building

Situated in London's famous Fleet Street, the Daily Telegraph building is a must-see for the art deco fan. It was designed in 1928 and along with the nearby Daily Express building showcases art deco architecture at its best. Both buildings are now owned by Goldman Sachs bank.

The Savoy

Enjoy a Martini in splendid art deco luxury - and stay here for a night or two in one of the lavishly furnished rooms. This landmark hotel is on the famous Strand, overlooking the Thames. Just about every celeb you can think of has stayed here, from Jimi Hedrix to Frank Sinatra, and it was also the setting for the film Notting Hill’s romantic finale.

The Hover Building

The Hoover Building

You shouldn’t miss The Hoover Building in West London, as it’s one of the capital's foremost examples of art deco architecture. It was designed for the Hoover Company, by architects Wallis Gilbert, between 1931 and 1935. It’s now owned by Tesco – so you can buy your tea bags in style!

Eltham Palace

This opulent art deco home is attached to a medieval palace. Constructed in 1933 for millionaire Stephen Coulthard, it has some ground-breaking features including centralised vacuum cleaning and a loudspeaker system. There’s also a special lift for the pet monkey. Eltham Palace also arrange special events such as art deco tours, medieval jousting, and great stuff for the kids too. Nearby attractions include the famous antiques markets in Greenwich, the National Maritime Museum, Chislehurst Caves and The Royal Artillery Museum.

Battersea Power Station at dusk

Battersea Power Station

This glorious building, completed in 1934, used to be a power station, designed by Giles Gilbert Scott. There have been many ideas to renovate and make use of the structure, but it’s sadly currently derelict. Work is currently underway, however, to improve the integrity of the 4 great deco chimneys.


This hotel was redesigned in art deco style in the 1920s – and is one of the most beautiful places in the world to take afternoon tea. Admire the sculptures, made with Lalique glass… then head for nearby Bond Street for a spot of shopping…

"Art Deco - an extravagant fusion of decadence, luxury, romance and self indulgence"
Alan Williams, ex marketing manager, Harrods
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Eltahm Palace entrance hall

Eltham Palace