London, a city full of energy, full of details. There are so much that you can do in London. If you can’t figure out where to start, why don’t you indulge yourself into the modern art scenes in London?
1. Tate modern art museum | www.tate.org.uk/modern
Tate modern is one of the must visits for many contemporary art followers. You would be amazed by the well-designed showcases even you are not an art fan. The museum is huge, consist of fixed term exhibitions and have temporary exhibitions with themes changed regularly. You can spend one whole day there easily. Check their website before you go so to have a brief idea and pick what you’d like to see first. Admission is for free except for special exhibitions.
2. Saatchi Gallery | http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/
The Saatchi Gallery was opened in 2008. You can smell the modern scent from the smallest interior design details of the premises to any of the displayed work. The reality show produced by BBC called ‘School of Saatchi’ is cooperated with Charles Saatchi, one of the directors of Saatchi Gallery. Like Tate modern, this Saatchi Gallery also do not charge admission fee.
3. Institute of Contemporary Arts | http://www.ica.org.uk/
The difference of ICA compare to Tate Modern and Saatchi is that ICA includes multimedia sessions like music, film and dance. Many of the modern artists’ debut show took place in ICA. It was one of the most important art institutes in Europe.
Admission is again, for free.
4. Design museum | http://designmuseum.org
Compare to the above 3 museums, this is a tiny yet just as exciting one. Design museum was opened in 1989, and was the first “20th-century-art-only” museum in the world. Exhibitions are ranged from 2D graphics, fashion, architectures to interior designs. Showcases are changed regularly. Do not miss the Café there as it owns a perfect view of the Thames River.
Admission fee is £8.50 for adults, £5 for students (Please check website for the latest charge.)
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