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Tate Modern viewed from Thames pleasure boat (2003)
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Tate Modern is the most-visited modern art gallery in the world, with around 4.7 million visitors per year.

Tate Modern is Britain's national gallery of international modern art and forms part of the Tate group (together with Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, Tate St Ives and Tate Online). It is based in the former Bankside Power Station, in the Bankside area of the London Borough of Southwark. Tate holds the national collection of British art from 1900 to the present day and international modern and contemporary art.

The galleries are housed in the former Bankside Power Station, which was originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the architect of Battersea Power Station, and built in two stages between 1947 and 1963. The power station closed in 1981. In 1992 The Tate Gallery at the British National Art Museum proposed a competition to build a new building for modern art. The purpose for the new building would help with the ever-expanding collection on modern and contemporary art. In 1995 it was announced that Herzog & de Meuron had won the competition with their simple design. The architects decided to reinvent the current building instead of demolishing it. The Tate modern is an example of adaptive reuse, the process of finding new life in old buildings. The building itself still resembles the 20th century factory in style from the outside and that is reflected on the inside by the taupe walls, steel girders and concrete floors. The façade of the building is made out of 4.2 million bricks that are separated by groups of thin vertical windows that help create a dramatic light inside. The history of the site as well as information about the conversion was the basis for a 2008 documentary Architects Herzog and de Meuron: Alchemy of Building & Tate Modern. This challenging conversion work was carried by Carillion. The southern third of the building was retained by the French power company EDF Energy as an electrical substation (in 2006, the company released half of this holding).

Tate Modern currently has seven floors, originally numbered 1 to 7, they were renumbered 0 to 6 in 2012. Levels 0 to 4 contain gallery space.

The main collection displays consist of four wings each taking up approximately half a complete floor of the main building. Each wing has a named theme or subject. Within each wing there are some rooms that change periodically showing different works in keeping with the overall theme or subject of the wing.

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OTHER SOUTHWARK ENTRIES

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Southwark

Southwark is the area immediately south of London Bridge, opposite the City of London.

Southwark is on a previously marshy area south of the River Thames. Recent excavation has revealed prehistoric activity including evidence of early ploughing, burial mounds and ritual activity. The area was originally a series of islands in the River Thames. This formed the best place to bridge the Thames and the area became an important part of Londinium owing its importance to its position as the endpoint of the Roman London Bridge. Two Roman roads, Stane Street and Watling Street, met at Southwark in what is now Borough High Street.

At some point the Bridge fell or was pulled down. Southwark and the city seem to have become largely deserted during the Early Middle Ages. Archaeologically, evidence of settlement is replaced by a largely featureless soil called the Dark Earth which probably (although this is contested) represents an urban area abandoned.

Southwark appears to recover only during the time of King Alfred and his successors. Sometime in and around 886 AD the Bridge was rebuilt and the City and Southwark restored. Southwark was called ’Suddringa Geworc’ which means the ’defensive works of the men of Surrey’. It was probably fortified to defend the bridge and hence the re-emerging City of London to the north. This defensive role is highlighted by the use of the Bridge as a defense against King Swein, his son King Cnut and in 1066, against King William the Conqueror. He failed to force the Bridge during the Norman conquest of England, but Southwark was devastated.

Much of Southwark was originally owned by the church - the greatest reminder of monastic London is Southwark Cathedral, originally the priory of St Mary Overy.

During the Middle Ages, Southwark remained outside of the control of the City and was a haven for criminals and free traders, who would sell goods and conduct trades outside the regulation of the City Livery Companies. An important market - later to become known as the Borough Market - was established there some time in the 13th century. The area was renowned for its inns, especially The Tabard, from which Chaucer’s pilgrims set off on their journey in The Canterbury Tales.

After many decades’ petitioning, in 1550, Southwark was incorporated into the City of London as ’The Ward of Bridge Without’. It became the entertainment district for London, and it was also the red-light area. In 1599, William Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre was built on the South Bank in Southwark, though it burned down in 1613. A modern replica, also called the Globe, has been built near the original site. Southwark was also a favorite area for entertainment like bull and bear-baiting. There was also a famous fair in Southwark which took place near the Church of St. George the Martyr. William Hogarth depicted this fair in his engraving of Southwark Fair (1733).

In 1844 the railway reached Southwark with the opening of London Bridge station.

In 1861 the Great Fire of Southwark destroyed a large number of buildings between Tooley Street and the Thames, including those around Hays Wharf, where Hays Galleria was later built, and blocks to the west almost as far as St Olave’s Church.

In 1899 Southwark was incorporated along with Newington and Walworth into the Metropolitan Borough of Southwark, and in 1965 this was incorporated with the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell and Metropolitan Borough of Bermondsey into the London Borough of Southwark.

Southwark tube station was opened on 20 November 1999 as part of the Jubilee Line Extension.

The original plan for the Extension did not include a station between those at Waterloo and London Bridge; Southwark station was added after lobbying by the local council. Although it is close to Waterloo, not near the Bankside attractions it was intended to serve, and its only rail interchange is to London Waterloo East mainline station; the passenger usage matches those of other minor central stations. It does however get over double the traffic of nearby Borough station and around triple Lambeth North.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Blackfriars Bridge railway station:   Blackfriars Bridge railway station was a railway station on the London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LC&DR). It was constructed in 1864 and, for six months, was the northern terminus for a line from Herne Hill via Loughborough Junction. It was part of a scheme by the company to extend into the City of London. It ceased to be the terminus when the line was extended across the River Thames to Ludgate Hill where a temporary station in New Bridge Street was opened on 21 December 1864.
Blackfriars Road railway station:   Blackfriars Road (Blackfriars Bridge) railway station was a station on Blackfriars Road in south London on the South Eastern Railway between Charing Cross and London Bridge stations. The former entrance under the railway bridge is still clearly marked.
Hopton's Almshouses:   Hopton Street has had almshouses since 1752.
Mermaid Tavern:   The Mermaid Tavern was a notable tavern during the Elizabethan era.
Southwark:   Southwark is the area immediately south of London Bridge, opposite the City of London.
St Mary Magdalen Old Fish Street:   Mary Magdalen Old Fish Street was a church in Castle Baynard ward of the City of London, located on the corner of Old Fish Street and Old Change, on land now covered by post-War development.
St Mildred, Bread Street:   The church of St Mildred, Bread Street, stood on the east side of Bread Street in the Bread Street Ward of the City of London.
St Nicholas Cole Abbey:   St. Nicholas Cole Abbey is a church in the City of London located on what is now Queen Victoria Street.
The Ring:   The Ring was a boxing stadium which once stood on Blackfriars Road in Southwark.


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, SE1 · 18, SE1 · Abbey Gardens, SE1 · Abbey Street, SE1 · Abbots Lane, SE1 · Abercorn Way, SE1 · Aberdour Street, SE1 · Achilles Close, SE1 · Alice Street, SE1 · Alma Grove, SE1 · Alscot Road, SE1 · Alscot Way, SE1 · America Street, SE1 · Anchor Terrace, SE1 · Archie Street, SE1 · Avocet Close, SE1 · Avondale Pavement, SE1 · Avondale Square, SE1 · Ayres Street, SE1 · Bacon Grove, SE1 · Balaclava Road, SE1 · Bank End, SE1 · Bankside way, SE19 · Bankside, SE1 · Barge House Street, SE1 · Barnham Street, SE1 · Bartholomew Street, SE1 · Bear Gardens, SE1 · Bear Lane, SE1 · Beatrice Road, SE1 · Bedale Street, SE1 · Belvedere Building, SE1 · Bermondsey Street, SE1 · Bevington Path, SE1 · Black Eagle Yard, SE1 · Black Friars Lane, EC4V · Black Swan Yard, SE1 · Blackfriars Bridge, SE1 · Blackfriars Lane, EC4V · Blackfriars Underpass, EC4V · Bluelion Place, SE1 · Borough Market, SE1 · Brewery Square, SE1 · Bricklayers Arms Flyover, SE1 · Bridge Houseborough High Stlondon Bridge, SE1 · Bridge Walk, SE8 · Broadwall, SE1 · Brockham Street, SE1 · Brodie Street, SE1 · Broken Wharf, EC4V · Brunswick Court, SE1 · Burge Street, SE1 · Burgon Street, EC4V · Burrell Street, SE1 · Bursar Street, SE1 · Bushbaby Close, SE1 · Bushwood Drive, SE1 · Butlers Colonial Wharf, SE1 · Buttermere Close, SE1 · Cadet Drive, SE1 · Cardamom Building, SE1 · Cardinal Cap Alley, SE1 · Carter Lane, EC4M · Cathedral Street, SE1 · Chancel Street, SE1 · Charlie Chaplin Walk, SE1 · Chaucer Drive, SE1 · Chettle Close, SE1 · City Walk, SE1 · Clink St Studios, SE1 · Clink Street, SE1 · Cobourg Road Estate, SE5 · Cobourg Road, SE1 · Cobourg Road, SE5 · Cole Street, SE1 · Commercial Pier Wharf, SE16 · Coopers Road, SE1 · Copper Row, SE1 · Copperfield Street, SE1 · Cottons Lane, SE1 · Counter Street, SE1 · Crimscott Street, SE1 · Crucifix Lane, SE1 · Curlew Street, SE1 · Curtis Street, SE1 · Curtis Way, SE1 · Decima Street, SE1 · Deverell Street, SE1 · Devon Mansions, SE1 · Dickens Square, SE1 · Distaff Lane, EC4V · Dockhead, SE1 · Dolben Street, SE1 · Doon Street, SE1 · Druid Street, SE1 · Duchy Street, SE1 · Dunsterville Way, SE1 · Dunton Road, SE1 · East Point, SE1 · Elephant Castle Super Bowl, SE1 · Emerson Street, SE1 · Empire Square South, SE1 · English Grounds, SE1 · Equity Mews, W5 · Esmeralda Road, SE1 · Ewer Street, SE1 · Fair Street, SE1 · Falcon Point Piazza, SE1 · Fendall Street, SE1 · Fenning Street, SE1 · Flat Iron Square, SE1 · Fort Road, SE1 · Fortune Place, SE1 · Frank Mews, SE1 · Friday Street, EC4M · Friday Street, EC4V · Gabriels Wharf, SE1 · Gainsford Street, SE1 · Gambia Street, SE1 · George Inn Yard, SE1 · Globe Street, SE1 · Godliman Street, EC4V · Grange Road, SE1 · Grange Walk, SE1 · Grange Yard, SE1 · Great Dover Street, SE1 · Great Guildf, SE1 · Great Guildford Business Square, SE1 · Great Guildford Street, SE1 · Great Guildford, SE1 · Green Dragon Court, SE1 · Green Walk, SE1 · Griggs Place, SE1 · Griggs Road, E10 · Guinness Court, SE1 · Guinness Square, SE1 · Hamlet Way, SE1 · Hankey Place, SE1 · Hardwidge Street, SE1 · Harmony Place, SE1 · Hartley Buildings, SE1 · Hatch End Millenium Bridge, HA5 · Hatchers Mews, SE1 · Hays Galleria, SE1 · Hays Lane, SE1 · Hazel Way, SE1 · Henley Drive, SE1 · High Timber Street, EC4V · Holland Street, SE1 · Holyrood Street, SE1 · Hopton Street, SE1 · Horselydown Lane, SE1 · Humphrey Street, SE1 · Hunter Close, SE1 · Invicta Plaza, SE1 · Jacob Street, SE1 · Jamaica Road, SE1 · Joan Street, SE1 · Joiner Street, SE1 · Kings Head Yard, SE1 · Kintore Way, SE1 · Kipling Street, SE1 · Kirby Grove, SE1 · Knightrider Court, EC4V · Knightrider Street, EC4V · Kotree way, SE1 · Lafone Street, SE1 · Lamb Walk, SE1 · Lambeth Hill, EC4V · Lansdowne Place, SE1 · Larnaca Works, SE1 · Lavington Street, SE1 · Law Street, SE1 · Leathermarket Street, SE1 · Leroy Street, SE1 · Little Trinity Lane, EC4V · Lloyds Wharf, SE1 · Lockyer Estate, SE1 · Loncroft Road, SE5 · London Bridge Street, SE1 · London Bridge, EC4R · London Bridge, SE1 · Long Lane, SE1 · Long Walk, SE1 · Longfellow Way, SE1 · Longley Street, SE1 · Lovegrove Street, SE1 · Lower Road, SE1 · Lynton Road, SE1 · Madron Street, SE1 · Magdalen Street, SE1 · Maggie Blake’s Cause, SE1 · Maggie Blake’s Cause, SE1 · Maguire Street, SE1 · Maguire, SE1 · Maiden Lane, SE1 · Maltby Street, SE1 · Maltings Place, SE1 · Manciple Street, SE1 · Mandela Way, SE1 · Mandela Way, SE16 · Mandela Way, SE1P · Mansell Street, EC3N · Marcia Road, SE1 · Market Yard Mews, SE1 · Marlborough Grove, SE1 · Mason Close, SE1 · Mason Street, SE1 · Meakin Estate, SE1 · Melior Place, SE1 · Melior Street, SE1 · Merrick Square, SE1 · Middle Yard, SE1 · Mill Street, SE1 · Millennium Bridge, EC4V · Millennium Bridge, SE1 · Milroy Walk, SE1 · Monnow Road, SE1 · More London Place, SE1 · More London Riverside, SE1 · Morgans Lane, SE1 · Mulvaney Way, SE1 · Nebraska Street, SE1 · Neckinger Street, SE1 · Nelson Square, SE1 · New Concordia Wharf, SE1 · New Globe Walk, SE1 · Newhams Row, SE1 · Newington Court, SE1 · Nicholson Street, SE1 · Old Change Court, EC4M · Old Kent Road, SE14 · Olmar Street, SE1 · Omeara Street, SE1 · Ossory Road, SE1 · Oxford Drive, SE1 · Oxley Close, SE1 · Oxo Tower Wharf Barge House Street, SE1 · Oystergate Walk, SE1 · Pages Walk, SE1 · Pardoner Street, SE1 · Park Street, SE1 · Parkers Row, SE1 · Paul?s Walk, EC4V · Pauls Walk, EC4V · Paul’s Walk, EC4V · Pepper Street, SE1 · Perkins Square, SE1 · Phoenix Wharf Road, SE1 · Pickfords Wharf, SE1 · Pilgrimage Street, SE1 · Playhouse Yard, EC4V · Pope Street, SE1 · Porlock Street, SE1 · Porter Street, SE1 · Potters Fields, SE1 · Price’s Street, SE1 · Prioress Street, SE1 · Providence Square, SE1 · Puddle Dock, EC4V · Quadrangle Close, SE1 · Queen Elizabeth Street, SE1 · Queen Victoria Street, EC4N · Queen Victoria Street, EC4V · Queenhithe, EC4V · Radcliffe Road, SE1 · Raven Wharf, SE1 · Reverdy Road, SE1 · Rich Industrial Estate, SE1 · Riley Road, SE1 · Risborough Street, SE1 · Riverside Walk, SE1 · Rolls Road, SE1 · Rope Walk, SE1 · Rose Alley, SE1 · Rothsay Street, SE1 · Rowcross Street, SE1 · Rowland Hill House, SE1 · Royal Oak Yard, SE1 · Scoresby Street, SE1 · Scotts Sufferance Wharfmill Street, SE1 · Secker Street, SE1 · Setchell Road, SE1 · Setchell Way, SE1 · Shad Thames, E1W · Shad Thames, SE1 · Shand Street, SE1 · Shipwright Yard, SE1 · Shorter Street, E1 · Shorter Street, EC3N · Simms Road, SE1 · Six Bridges Trading Estate, SE1 · Snowsfields, SE1 · Soho Wharf, SE1 · South Bank, SE1 · Southwalk Street, SE1 · Southwark Bridge, SE1 · Southwark Street, SE1 · Spurgeon Street, SE1 · St Andrews Hill, EC4V · St Jamess Road, SE1 · St Jamess Road, SE16 · St Thomas Street, SE1 · St. Thomas Street, SE1 · Stainer Street, SE1 · Stamford Street, SE1 · Stanworth Street, SE1 · Staple Street, SE1 · Sterry Street, SE1 · Stevens Street, SE1 · Stew Lane, EC4V · Stoney Street, SE1 · Strathnairn Street, SE1 · Studios, N17 · Sugar Quay Walk, EC3N · Sugar Quay Walk, SE1 · Sumner Street, SE1 · Swan Court, SE1 · Swan Street, SE1 · Sweeney Crescent, SE1 · Swift Court, SE1 · Tabard Street, SE1 · Tanner Street, SE1 · The Circle, SE1 · The Globe Rope Walk, E14 · The Grain Stores, SE1 · The Grange, SE1 · The Jam Factory, SE1 · The Leather Market, SE1 · The Leathermarket, SE1 · The Tanneries, SE1 · The Terrace, SE1 · Thomas Lane Car Park, SE6 · Thorburn Square, SE1 · Thrale Street, SE1 · Three Barrels Walk, EC4V · Three Crown Square Borough Market, SE1 · Three Oak Lane, SE1 · Tooley Street, SE1 · Tower Bridge Piazza, SE1 · Tower Bridge Road, SE1 · Tower Bridge, SE1 · Tower Workshops, SE1 · Trinity Church Square, SE1 · Trinity Street, SE1 · Tyers Gate, SE1 · Union Street, SE1 · Unity Wharf, SE1 · Upper Ground, SE1 · Upper Thames Street, EC4V · Vine Lane, SE1 · Vintage Yard, SE1 · Vogans Mill, SE1 · Wade House, SE16 · Wardrobe Place, EC4V · Weavers Lane, SE1 · Webb Street, SE1 · Weston Street, SE1 · White Lion Hill, EC4V · Whites Grounds Estate, SE1 · Whites Grounds, SE1 · 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London Underground map from 1921.
London Transport

The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
London Transport

Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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