Tate Modern is one of my favorite places to visit in London on a rainy day.
The Tate Gallery of Modern Art is one of the worldwide most famous museums of contemporary art. Located in the former Bankside Power Station, the huge machinery was removed and the building was stripped back to its original steel structure and brickwork. The turbine hall on level one became a dramatic entrance and display area while the boiler house became the galleries.
Tate Modern presents artworks of the most influential contemporary artists. Visitors can indulge in the eras of Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, Minimalism, Pop Art and Conceptual Art.
Level three focuses on abstract expressionism. Artists whose work is displayed here include Claude Monet, Barnett Newman, Anish Kapoor, Tacita Dean, Mark Rothko and Henri Matisse.
Level five focuses on Cubism, Futurism and Pop Art. Artists such as Pablo Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol have their works displayed here accompanied by photographic artists.
I love the architecture and the impressive halls of Tate Modern and it’s easy to spend a whole morning or afternoon in this multi-faceted building. Usually I have a coffee or visit the Tate Shop on level one after an exhibition, which contains a wide range of beautiful books and magazines on modern art and culture.
Visiting the Tate Modern is for free, except for major exhibitions. Currently I would recommend you to visit the Damien Hirst exhibition (read more about it here soon).