The UK may like to think of itself as a young, up-and-coming country - but it turns out we're a nation of traditionalists at heart: a new study has suggested the UK's favourite building is St. Paul's Cathedral.
Some 38 per cent of people said the Christopher Wren-designed building is their favourite. It was closely followed by Stonehenge (we'd argue it's not so much a "building" as a "collection of well-balanced rocks", but still), which 30 per cent said they prefer, while 26 per cent said they like the Houses of Parliament best.
The survey, by UKTV, found that the Shard is the nation's favourite modern building, with 18 per cent saying it's their favourite, while the Eden Project and the Gherkin were also both in the top 20.
Battersea Power Station - which is currently being converted into a gigantic shopping mall-cum-office-cum-luxury apartment development - was also up there.
The UK's favourite buildings
|1.||St Paul's Cathedral||38%|
|3.||Houses of Parliament||26%|
|14.||Kings College Chapel||8%|
|15.||Battersea Power Station||8%|
|16.||The Royal Pavilion, Brighton||8%|
|18.||The Royal Liver Building||6%|
|19.||The Mackintosh Building, Glasgow School of Art||6%|
|20.||The Spinnaker Tower||6%|