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Tate Modern

#92 of 1,529 things to do in London
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Address: Bankside, London SE1 9TG, England
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Wonderfully hipster and quaint @ “The Radical Eye”

This is being first time I’ve been to the Tate, I would certainly go again. I’m quite bellicose when it comes to the ‘art’ I enjoy. I’m not particularly learned in the field... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Telford, United Kingdom
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Essen, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum was ok with some good yet weird art work. The food was overpriced and horrible with poor hygiene. There is a consultation as Wagamamas is nearby so I would advise going there as they have good chicken. Their coffee is small and costs £3 and a slice of cake is £3.95 which is a rip off. A sandwich,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tate Modern is the place to be when you feel like spending some quality time alone in the company of art! Great place to loose yourself in art! They always have various exhibitions, both permanent and temporary, so there's something for every taste! If you want to unwind, educate and please yourself, Tate Modern is a must do! Love it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is lovely and well worth the trip. The exhibits are presented very well. This is a must. We almost did not go and I'm so happy we went. Not to be missed. This is a nice museum for children as well. They all looked to be enjoying themselves on the expansive carpet hill for a roll-down.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is being first time I’ve been to the Tate, I would certainly go again. I’m quite bellicose when it comes to the ‘art’ I enjoy. I’m not particularly learned in the field; yet “The Radical Eye” installation was perfectly displayed and annotated. Some may view the gallery is pretentious and pricey but they display what is outside the cultural... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The old power plant building alone is worth the trip. Wonderfully curated introduction to viewing modern art. The sound installation in the the main hall was wonderful. You will need lots of time or multiple visits to see everything.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic that you can get free entry to such a large number of exhibitions, all beautifully curated. Have been a regular visitor for many years and would highly recommend it to anyone that likes modern art. Excellent museum shop too. Wonderful views across the river as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's easy to spend a good few hours here every visit! There's a fantastically diverse range of exhibitions to suit all interests, and since it's always changing no visit is ever the same!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been a while but were not disappointed, now with the extension and wider range of exhibits. Relaxed atmosphere so good for children and very helpful staff dotted around the place. Whilst free to enter it is certainly worth a donation. Make sure you visit the viewing platform.

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wakefield, RI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited the Tate Modern to see the Radical Eye Exhibit, a collection of photographs from Sir Elton John's collection. The Tate Modern is special, in that it is a converted power plant building. It is the perfect venue for showing some of the larger, modern art installations. There is a great observation deck allowing some wonderful views of the Thames... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Tate modern is different it allows art to be each persons interpretation. It can open the eyes of even the least enthusiastic visitor. Go on try it you might like it.

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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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