Located on the banks of the Thames, a short walk from Tower Bridge, is the Design Museum London (www.designmuseum.org) . It had been on my wish list of places to visit for a while but, it not being a free gig (£10), it had not been at the top of my list but a couple of weeks ago I decided to splash out and go see the This is Design exhibition.
The building itself is pretty dang gorgeous (in my humble opinion), boxy and airy. A cafe and shop on the ground flour open up onto the Thames Walkway (www.thames-path.org.uk), with great views of the Capital’s river and the contemporary art installations on the bankside. The day we went their were people dancing around in silence at the Silent Dance Festival (you wear headphones…one could say it is a bit introspective but people were dancing together) and a girl taking a giant rabbit on a lead for a walk. Random.
The museum is the sort of place to go if you want to slow the pace a bit. Or snigger at the relics of our near history. Vintage radios, kitchen gadgetry, a London cab, once again hip retro chairs, and a table space invaders you can actually play are just some of the objects to peak at.