The Tate Modern opened in May 2000 in the old Bankside Power Station

The original building was constructed in 1963 and generated power until 1981. Gas and electricity had actually been generated on or near the site for over a century – it provided the first public supply of electricity for the City of London.

It is the UK’s largest museum of modern art and its permanent collection includes works by Picasso, Warhol and Dali. Admission is free except to special exhibitions.

You can also catch a boat from here to visit its sister gallery, Tate Britain, on Millbank.

The Millennium Bridge, the first new footbridge to be built across the Thames for over 100 years, crosses the river in front of the Tate Modern. This footbridge became known locally as the “Wobbly Bridge” when it was first opened in May 2000 as it was closed again a few weeks later due to its instability.

It finally opened again in March 2002.

You can visit it on the cultural walk.

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