Last year Tate Modern; a contemporary art gallery on London’s Southbank, expanded by building a new wing called the Switch House.
One of my favourite things about Tate Modern is the building. It’s a former power station. I think that re-purposing industrial spaces provides a beautiful environment art while also preserving Engineering history.
The most striking part of the Tate Modern is the massive turbine hall. It’s an impressive space and has hosted world famous artist such as AI WeiWei.
The architecture of the new Switch House wing is quite striking too.
London is a challenging environment for architectural design. There’s a high standard of old and new buildings. It must be difficult to create something that will stands out, but also fits in.
A visit to Tate Modern also represents a chance to enjoy a walk along the riverside and some of the other sights such as the Southbank Centre and National Theatre.
The canal-side walk starting from Kingsland Road (near Shoreditch), past Broadway, and Victoria Park towards the Olympic park is another nice water-side walk in London.
There are some hidden spots to be found such as pizza restaurants and bars in converted industrial buildings.