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Tate Modern

Bankside, London SE1 9TG, England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
020 7887 8888
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Ranked #259 of 1,084 attractions in London
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Type: Art Museums
Activities: Dining, Walking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: The Tate Modern is one of the most intriguing and interesting museums in the world.  It is a must see, both for its setting (along the Thames... more »
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The kids had fun here as a nice change of pace from the other stuff we did in London. The layout is nice and there is a good variety of exhibits although we couldn't see some without paying extra. It's spacious and not too crowded which is nice for families.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

On a Saturday evening the exhibition was not at all busy, so it was a joy to see the artwork and supporting material at my leisure. I was really surprised by the rich and vibrant colours -reproductions don't do them justice! To think that they were produced by a frail old man was inspiring for us oldies who may think... More

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London, United Kingdom
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The Tate Modern sits on the banks of the Thames, very easy to get to, either from the Millennium Bridge, or a very short walk from Blackfriars. The Overground is actually the quickest way, from St Pancras. The Tate Modern is a huge, huge space, and the Art is distributed on 4 levels, with exhibitions with ticket entry showing at... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The Tate is a good example of the saying "the best things in life are free." While donations are recommended, you can view most of the galleries for free should you choose to. Given how in the warmer months, it is easy to walk to the Tate after your visit to St. Paul's / The Globe Theatre, there's no reason... More

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Chicago Suburbs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This big show was great. Unfortunately I had to rush thru. It was a rainy Sunday, so it was too crowded. Lots of mothers with prams.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

It's a good place to hang out and enjoy the views of London in the evening. The permanent art collection is good but not great. The restaurant serves pretty good food with great views but you need to get there early or make RSVP to get seated with a view. We enjoyed it.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I am not a fan of Modern Art. But for the sheer size and the number of exhibits it has Tate Modern deserves a look. We did not see all the exhibits as we had tired legs after our visit to Tower of London and a walk through the milennium bridge, We saw the works of Picassa ,Dali and Matisse... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Love the Tate, and so do the kids. Free entry but suggested donation. Love the large space and the modern works. Kids loved the interactive Matisse drawing wall. Great views of St Paul's cathedral. Good cafe.

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

As the name says Modern Tate is one modern gallery, modern architecture, very modern art installations, modern interior and a couple of classic (modern) peaces. Surrounding is very pretty and green with benches and resting places. Excellent location, near to everything and just by the Thames. Shop is very good, so many interesting things and books. There's no entrance fee... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

So you think you understand modern art, Picasso et al. Well think again. Who else tried to paint the thoughts inside a persons head? See "woman at a tram stop" and tell me that when you are waiting for the bus or train you aren't thinking of all the things to do, what's for dinner, what's my man doing, what's... More

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