One Nine Elms City Tower 200 / Residential Vauxhall / Nine Elms 178 179 City Tower. 8 Although the spire of the Old St Paul's was destroyed by lightning in 1561, it still stood as the tallest structure in London, 8 while the world's tallest structure became Strasbourg Cathedral in Strasbourg, France. West End Gate 105 / 345 29 Residential Paddington 283 Approved April 2016. 268 New scheme named Grand South application submitted Vicarage Field Tower 1 125 / 410* 36 Residential Barking 270 Tallest tower of proposed Vicarage Field development in Barking. Archived from the original on 14 February 2015.