Sunday, 16 September 2012
Cycle parking at the Tate Modern
Tate Modern bookshop after going to see work at the Bankside Gallery next door. Because the British Museum has now stopped accepting heavy luggage in the cloak room I was worried that the same rule would now apply at the Tate. But not so. As I was locking the Brompton a helpful security guard came over to tell me that I could leave it in the cloak room. He even called the cloak room to confirm but couldn’t get through. I decided to leave the bike as it was already locked and I wasn’t staying long. I did go to the cloak room to ask about leaving the bike in the future and they said they would accept folding bikes, the attendant even told me to go and bring the bike. The Tate is bike friendly. They allow cyclists to chain their bikes on the railings just outside and don’t stop you from cycling on their land. The British Museum does have cycle stands but at a distance from the building, and on the last occasion when I cycled to the parking area a guard came over to politely tell me that I wasn’t allowed to do this.