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Tate Modern

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Address: 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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An Enjoyable Time Seeing Free Art and Observation Deck

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Such a marvelous museum from entrance to exit. The architecture itself is an experience. The expositions are well curated. Often a little bit crowdy. Great shop. Helpful and interesting social media information. And damn good coffee too!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went inside one of the best collection of modern art, hoping to trigger my interest on them, and I gave up. Modern art is not for me. The building, an ex factory, was really interesting though. The escalators were confusing, at first.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really don't understand modern art, but was a nice place to visit because its free and i could learn more about different kinds of art!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What an eye-opener! Went to see it yesterday with a friend who is an artist, and we were both taken aback by her technical ability, her incorporation of music and light into her work. It was fabulous and really fascinating. The range of work puts her in class of her own. We were very impressed. Love it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I spent the day at the Tate modern with my friends last week. The great thing about it is that it is a free attraction more or less - if you are going for a specific exhibition then that will cost entry. However if you aren't going for a specific exhibition and just want to chuck a bit of culture... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Being a graphic designer, I try to visit museum and galleries when I can and I'm really happy my daughter has come to the age where I can take her along with me. I was able to find some activities to keep her occupied like the computers on the ground floor where she could show how creative she was and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you're a fan of art, an artist yourself or somewhere in between then I suggest to you Tate Modern. Its a museum free to the public you only pay for special exhibitions & includes many great names starting from Picasso. It has now been extended hence there is even more that your eyes are willing to see. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Tate Modern is huge and is not something you can do in a day as the art work is so deep in places. I recommend spending a couple of hours there and then coming back and doing more another day (if you have the time and appreciation for art). I am not a great art enthusiast but found there... More 

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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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