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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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Modern Art Museum

Tate Modern on London's South Bank brings modern art to everyone with installations, painting and demonstrations. Free admission but £4 donation encouraged.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Tate Modern on London's South Bank brings modern art to everyone with installations, painting and demonstrations. Free admission but £4 donation encouraged.

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Clanfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The Tate modern is a huge building full of weird and wonderful exhibits, some like the blue room, the couscous model and the sainsbury's till receipt take a bit of working out but others are very clever! You'll need a good few hours to walk around and it's certainly worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Totally recommend going to the top floor (10?)and donate for a skyline guide pamphlet, beautifu 360 degreel views from the viewing balcony. The art exhibitions are amazing, with something for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a must see, must experience place. The new extension is an exciting and dynamic journey in itself with spacious exhibition rooms that offer the best of modern art. We have just taken in the Georgia O'Keefe exhibition in the Level 3 gallery. Very well set out offering a chronological depiction of her work. The flowers and lanscapes were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tate Modern is one of my favourite places in London. It was a thrill to see Picasso paintings that close and there were small workshops if you wanted to try your drawing skills which were fun. However the architecture and the layout of the place is a bit confusing.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm sure it'll be nice when they've decided what to do with the 6 new empty floors, but until then it will remain a huge waste of money, turning it from a great gallery into a mediocre space that they don't know how to use. Most of our visit was spent watching the poorly designed lifts, which are far too... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm still not sure about this gallery. It is mostly modern art, much/most of it over-hyped. To me, too much modern art is taking the p***. It bears little resemblance to the original, infinitely superior Tate Britain a few miles along the river. The two are connected via a regular river point-to-point bus. The building itself, the old Bankside power... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tate Modern is just that, a display of some very modern pieces. There are some paintings of the masters like Picasso; however, we did not care for most of the art on display while we visited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place if you are prepared to be challenged. Easy to find. Free entry, cafe (it had run out of cake by the afternoon!), restaurant (pricey). Good viewing platform but expect to queue for the lift. Everythihg well signed including the toilets. Caters well for people with disabilities. And then there is the Art - your call!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pretty big, huge variety of modern art. Loved the exhibitions. You may be disappointed if modern art isn't your thing. (thankfully there are couches for bored family and friends!)

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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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