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Tate Modern

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Address: 53 Bankside, London SE1 9TG, England
Phone Number: 020 7887 8888
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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International modern and contemporary art.

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Georgia O'Keefe

Fantastic exhibition, didn't realise the variety of subject matter. Beautifully laid out following her development and different interests. Not too crowded, really enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Wonderful place. Magnificent space. Really wonderful works on display, plenty of variety, excellent organisation. But the food and merchandise are too expensive. Ridiculously overpriced even for London. I paid to see the Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition and it was lovely (though way WAY too much Steiglitz), and then enjoyed as much of the gallery as I could fit in before I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went to London to visit a friend. She was at work when I arrived, so off I went on the tube wondering where to go. I took the tube to St. Paul's, walked over the Millenium Bridge, and saw the Tate gallery. Having never before realized it was free, I ventured in, with my rollerboard case. The cloakroom took... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic exhibition, didn't realise the variety of subject matter. Beautifully laid out following her development and different interests. Not too crowded, really enjoyed it. Truly remarkable painter.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are visiting the Switch House - you will be frustrated beyond belief if you attempt to get to the 10th floor viewing gallery from anything other than the basement level (0th floor) lifts The Switch House is linked to the main Museum at basement level (the Tanks) and at the 4th floor bridge. The Switch House lifts are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We only had one afternoon to visit Tate Modern, and that was by far a too short time to go through the whole museum! One or two whole days seems to be a minimum. On the other hand - it seems a wonderful place to return to, again and again. We attended the beautifully curated exhibition Start, which was about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was my first visit after the new wing opened -- I must say I went focused on the O'keeffe and Hatoum exhibitions but ended up departing from the agenda in a very good way. The highlights were: 1. The O'keeffe exhibition was brilliant and comprehensive -- incorporated all her different phases that I did not know about. The best... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

it had its good and bad nothing that just would pay for. nothing really stood out for me. I don't think I'll go back its all hype and no substance

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best places to visit in London, The TATE Modern. It is near of other nice and interesting places, as Millennium Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral and The Globe. You should respect the time to visit, because has right time to visitation and when the time is finished, everybody shoulg go out and come back another day. I wasn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The contents of the Tate Modern deserve a review of their own. This review is restricted to the view from the top of the newly opened Switch Building. This has to be one of the best views of London and unlike the Wheel and the Shard it is totally free of charge. A high barrier protects you from falling but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It isn't for everyone, but I had a good time at the Tate Modern. Admission to the permanent collection and the observation deck are free, but you have to pay if you want to see any of their special exhibits. Museum maps are freely available, but a £3 donation is requested. The thing I enjoyed the most was stretching the... More 

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Southwark
Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighborhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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