The Design Museum is based in a converted 1950s brick clad warehouse. The ground floor features the entrance and ticket hall together with a shop and a small café - both overlooking the Thames. On the first floor is a restaurant - also looking out onto the river. Here one also finds the first exhibition floor, with the second on the next level up. Unusually, both exhibition floors bridge over Shad Thames, which continues underneath. Externally, the building is finished in render, which gives it something of a feeling of the Bauhaus.
How to get there?
The nearest tube stations are: London Bridge (Northern & Jubilee Lines and Surface rail), Tower Hill (District & Circle lines) and Tower Gateway (Docklands Light Railway).
Buses: 42, 47, 78, 188 & 381 to Tooley Street.
100 to Tower Gateway.
225 to Jamaica Road.
RV1 to Tower Bridge.