An old coal fired powerplant with massive spaces was converted into an art museum. Opening in 2000, after a couple decades of attempts to make something out of the old station, it's the #1 modern art museum in all of England.
The Arrival - St. Paul Tube Station
I alighted the "tube" at St. Paul's station, and walked south across the Millennium Bridge, which conveniently heads right to the museum.
The massive old turbine room has been completely cleaned out and is an immense space in the center of the museum, giving a sense of being an ant.
This place is so big, be prepared for a long time wandering the art.
I walked through I think all of the galleries that did not have a special surcharge to enter, and there seemed to be a theme to areas, but then again, I'm not really an art expert so I can't tell.
Then I came into a room-sized display that really struck me. A library filled not really with books. Each one has the name of an immigrant to England, implying they have a story behind them, and together they make a large portion of England's narrative.
Then there is the cafe with stunning views of downtown London.
I think it's technically in the old City of London. Tate Modern is a free museum that even for a guy like me who has some arguments with what is called Modern Art, found many things quite interesting and some very moving (which is the whole point isn't it?)
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