Travel Places: My London Big 5 (No. 5 SA Art / Tate Modern)

My London Big 5 Tate Modern

My London Big 5 (no.5)

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Even though I was pretty tired (and in need of a nap after my delicious Nando’s stuffing session) I was pretty sad that my day was coming to an end, but it ended on a high.

South Africa has some of the world’s best artists. You’ll see this as soon as you manage to visit the country (yes, go book that flight already). Many artists have had their work exhibited in London, but I knew that the Tate Modern would always have SA art on show, and they did not disappoint. No visit to London is complete without a trip to the Tate Modern (and it’s FREE).

The gallery currently has two pieces of art by South African artists on display at Tate Modern: Marlene Dumas’ Stern (Level 4 in the Boiler House) and an untitled piece by Ernest Mancoba (Level 2). 

Make sure to head up to Level 10 of the Boiler House before you wrap up your day to visit one of London’s many wine bars (where you can try South African wine) for some of the most spectacular views that you’ll find in London. And so my day came to an end.

What a day! Needless to say, I’m so excited to go home during (South African) summer and will be making the most of enjoying what our seriously cool country has to offer. In the meantime, I’m always happy to find South African sweet spots in good old London town!

Couldn’t be more proud to be South African (sure that’s very obvious at this stage).

Tate Modern London

Tate Modern London Marlene Dumas Stern
Marlene Dumas on the left: ‘Stern’

Tate Modern London Ernest Mancoba
Top right Ernest Mancoba: ‘Untitled’
Tate Modern London

Tate Modern London
View from Level 10 in Boiler House, Tate Modern

Tate Modern London
Goodbye Tate Modern, see you again soon
Hope you are inspired to visit the real deal. Check out specials to South Africa on South African airlines.

If you’ve missed the video of our day exploring My London Big 5 take a look here.

xH

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