Last week we chose the Saatchi Gallery, and the Pret opposite (the coffee shop was a tad too pricey). We will be performing at the Saatchi in a collaboration with The Purcell School young composers, and wanted to get a feel for the space prior to rehearsals, so took a wander round before discussing ideas and plans for the project over a brew. The Saatchi is such a great space, a series of high-ceilinged white-washed rooms, flooded with light (see below). There is a minimal feel to the gallery, allowing the viewer to stand and reflect on the artwork without intimidation. This is a very contemporary gallery, and so you really do need time to take in the art on display. I particularly liked that there was no description on the walls about what you are seeing, sometimes I feel this detracts from the art, which is often meant to stand alone and be freely interpreted (although a description can be found in the gallery guide purchased from the box office, should you need a bit of guidance).