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Is Tate Modern really one of Britain’s top eyesores?

A new survey of Londoners has placed the former Bankside Power Station amongst the top 10 eyesores in the country.

Tate Modern

The survey of more than 2,000 people was carried out for PreserVision, an eye vitamin and mineral supplement for preserving eye health.

Whilst the London Eye was the sixth most popular sight in the country, Tate Modern made it into the top ten eyesores along with Spaghetti Junction and Didcot Power Station.

The survey comes in the same week that new figures from VisitBritain showed that the modern art gallery in Sir Giles Gilbert-Scott's power station was London's most popular free attraction in 2006 with 4.9 million visits, up 26 per cent on 2005.

Londoners' top ten sights

1. The Lake District
2. Big Ben
3. The White Cliffs of Dover
4. Stonehenge
5. The Scottish Highlands
6. The London Eye
7. Snowdonia
8. The Giant's Causeway
9. Edinburgh Castle
10. Canary Wharf

Londoners' top eyesores

1. Birmingham's Spaghetti Junction
2. The Millennium Dome
3. Battersea Power Station
4. Didcot Power Station
5. The Angel of the North
6. The Gherkin
7. The Birmingham Bullring
8. Swindon's Magic Roundabout
9. Brighton's West Pier
10. Tate Modern

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