London gallery trip

Saturday, January 30, 2016 | Exhibitions

Sun setting behind the Houses of Parliament

An early start in the dark to travel up to London on an school trip to support one of our special needs students. After what seemed to be a very long journey we left the coach onto the busy London streets. Our first port of call was Tate Modern for a very brief one hour visit.
If I’m honest, Tate Modern is not really my cup of tea. There’s an awful lot of uninspiring conceptual art that leaves me cold. On the top floor there is the bonus of a Dali and some pop art that’s worth a look. On the whole though most of what I saw very ho-hum.

Looking up at the stairs in Tate Modern

Leaving Tate Modern we headed to our final destination of the day, Tate Britain.

A view of the London Eye from underneath

Ah! Tate Britain. Now that’s more like it.
I could have stayed there all day but two hours would have to do. There’s Turner, there’s Constable and there’s the Pre-Raphaelites. and oodles of fantastic, famous art everywhere. There’s always something amazing around the next corner. A visit is very highly recommended.

The one thing I noticed in both galleries was that you are allowed to take photos of the exhibits. It did seems weird to see so many people using cameras in the galleries but times, as they say, are a changing.

With our visiting time over we left London behind and headed back to Bristol. A coach full of people all tired with achy feet and legs, but it was a good day.

Houses of Parliament view from the River Thames

Looking forward to the next trip already!