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Tate Modern

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Tate Modern

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Tate Modern

Together with the London Eye, the Tate Modern gallery was the most eye-catching of the new millennium projects to open in the capital in 2000. Sitting on the south bank of the Thames, facing St Paul's Cathedral, the building looks famously grim from the outside, as you’d expect from a converted power station. Its huge inner spaces, though, are home to Britain’s leading collection of modern art. Pride of place is occupied by the massive Turbine Hall, the ground-floor area where, each year, a different artist is commissioned to create a new installation.


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An exciting use of an older building, which has triggered the revival of an area of the Thames South Bank

Steve Whitehead

Judging by some of the so called "art works" inside, it's more like the world's poshest & most expensive waste disposal site.
John Duck

the place is ok but there is too much rubbish on show inside it
michael doolan

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My favourite Icon of England has to be the Cornish Pasty.

Ian Baldry