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  • However that said sites I've found particularly interesting are described within this review and I highly recommend you make each of the locations I've listed here part of your itinerary when exploring London's south bank
  • One site I recommend is the Clink Prison Museum location
  • I believe because of the museum's funkiness, dedication to designers and architects who are highly acclaimed on an international level and excellent South Bank location you may visit at any time and find perfectly presented exhibits

    • by Dawn Michel

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      The variety of sight-seeing opportunities within the South Bank of London is far too great to describe within one article. However that said sites I’ve found particularly interesting are described within this review and I highly recommend you make each of the locations I’ve listed here part of your itinerary when exploring London’s south bank.

      One site I recommend is the Clink Prison Museum location. The Clink which is such an appropriate name and as you may have found apparent is suggestive of jail. Historically this location was part of Winchester House which was the palatial dwelling of the Bishops of Winchester until the early part of the seventeenth century. The Clink facility was one of the initial detainment centers within London for the female population. The historic aspect of a Tudor style prison is imparted upon the visitor in all its grizzly detail. It is said the persons in charge were corrupt in style and cruel in effect during this time period toward their wayward population. Other uses for The Clink included detainment for Protestant and Catholic heretics who dissented from a religious vow; and priests who took the Oath of Allegiance however broke their word or were found to occasion unsavory districts within London. There is some indication that it may have been used after the English Civil war as a debtors’ prison. It was described as a horribly dismal place. During the late 18th century, 1780 to be precise, The Clink was burned to the ground and

      never rebuilt. Now the location is where The Clink Museum calls home. The official address of The Clink is One Clink Street, South Bank. Hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. To 6:00 p.m. Weekdays and 10:00 a.m. To 9:00 p.m. Weekends. There is a slight entrance fee.

      London full of history is a wonderful place to visit museums especially if you are a history buff. One museum that shows off art and provides an historical aspect to its visitor is the Design Museum which is located at 28 Shad Thames on the South Bank and is open daily from 10:00 a.m. To 5:45 p.m. The museum is famous in its effect in that it was the first of its kind to establish design as an art form.

      Once I entered the museum walls I realized this is a world where both fashion and architecture are explored in depth. The museum houses a permanent-status collection as well as provides the museum goer with many temporary exhibits. Significant designers and their works are covered or showings that are based on a theme such as book covers. The museum’s cafe is a good stopping-off point after a busy day of gallery viewing.

      The emphasis of the museum is on exhibits of a temporary nature that may cover everything from graphic design, to industrial design to design of furniture to architecture and other design categories. It is a funky museum with a terrific South Bank location and you will be amazed at the interesting designs you ...

      • find inside. In example, one of the current exhibits is one dedicated to architect David Chipperfield who is one of Great Britain’s foremost architects. Chipperfield enjoys a superb reputation on an international level and his achievements include:

        1.The Museum of Modern Literature in Marbach Germany 2.The America’s Cup Building in Valencia Spain, 3.The Neues Museum in Berlin Germany and 4.Hepworth Museum in Wakefield Yorkshire

        The museum’s permanent collection is comprised of over one-thousand items including chairs, typewriters, and radios to name a few categories.

        I believe because of the museum’s funkiness, dedication to designers and architects who are highly acclaimed on an international level and excellent South Bank location you may visit at any time and find perfectly presented exhibits. Most persons who visit are glad they made the trip.

        The next stop must be The Dulwich Picture Gallery This is another highly notable art museum and is very much part of the city’s art scene. The gallery is significant in its aspect in that it was the first museum constructed within the continent of Europe with its sole objective being display and explanation of various works of art. The gallery was established during the early portion of the nineteenth century.

        You will be adequately pleased with the masterpieces that exist as part of the gallery’s permanent collection. Works produced by such masters as: Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin, and Van Dyck are prominently displayed. The control of the collection rests with Dulwich College which is a boy’s collegiate and academic home. Further you will be enchanted

        by the hamlet of Dulwich’s 1700 style dwellings and period street signage. The town provides a prime sampling of artisan and modest apparel shops. There is an interesting Victorian-style pub it is reported that was visited by the well-known writer Dickens. There is also the beautifully landscaped Dulwich Park of which you may wish to visit. There are also events such as film showings and operas at the gallery itself. The gallery is housed in a great medieval stone building amidst a countryside that when we went displayed plenty of cheerful yellow flowers.

        The gallery’s programs and exhibitions are creative and exceptional. In example, there was a Warsaw display of important state photographs from the King of Poland. Another time there was an exhibition with regard to Walter Richard Sickert in Venice. Sickert is one of Britain’s foremost artists of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Reviewing his work you can see why this is so. In other words not only does the gallery offer works of the masters they also include historical significant works to patrons of the arts.

        The official location of the gallery is Gallery Road, Dulwich Village, Southwark. You will be able to gain admittance for approximately seven pounds; however there is no charge for guided tours which occur on weekends beginning at 3:00 p.m. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. And on weekends 11:00 a.m. To 5:00 p.m.

        Conclusively, all three sites will be memorable experiences and you’ll wish to visit again.

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