This iconic building opens for visits quite early, which was ideal for having a ramble around the interior as part of our early morning walk. Another advantage is the absence of crowds at that hour.
For the public visitor the most striking aspect is the marvellous helical staircase that rises to the full height of the building. Advantage is taken of the curving walls to mount various exhibitions. School kids’ art was the current show, some of it accomplished and imaginative.
On reaching the top, we had to turn around and retrace our steps. Given the glass structure we had some fine views of the river and surrounding architecture.
We went to the lower ground where the London's Kitchen Café is situated. People were enjoying a coffee while working on their online devices. We exited at this level and climbed the steps to resume at Queen’s Walk.
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