London South Bank / Tate Modern

When I began my walk on the South Bank, at around 11am, it was surprisingly quiet. Usually this part of London is teeming with tourists, walkers and joggers. Even the beach was empty!

My intended destination was the huge Tate Modern building. The Turbine Hall was being prepared for what looked like an event rather than the usual display / exhibition.

Before tackling any museum or gallery it’s my firm belief that an energy boost is required.

There is a wonderful viewing gallery on the 10th floor of the new wing of Tate Modern.

Below, a heavily photoshopped panorama from the Tate Modern viewing gallery is followed by a more normal panorama of the Thames.

And finally, a colourful shot of Blackfriars Bridge with St Paul’s in the background, from where I caught my train home.