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Tate Modern

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Address: 53 Bankside, London SE1 9TG, England
Phone Number: 020 7887 8888
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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its free but with several pay exhibitions. its got decent toilets cafe and free bag lockers. the staff are very helpful. its an old power station thats been converted so its not... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Maybe I had too high hopes for this museum, which I hadn't visited previously as there wasn't much interesting for me. Modern art can be both abstract and monochrome, figurative and colourfull and the first prevailed in Tate Modern. Neither do people lying on the floor of the Turbine hall represent art for me. There was a special exhibition of... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have not been to the Tate Modern - then make arrangements to go. It is a marvellous venue packed with all kinds of art works and masterpieces from many nationalities. No matter what your age range, you will enjoy the experience. It was a joy to see so many young children visiting this iconic gallery and sharing in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

its free but with several pay exhibitions. its got decent toilets cafe and free bag lockers. the staff are very helpful. its an old power station thats been converted so its not an optimum layout but its certainly big, kids seem awed by it. its 600m from southwark on the jubilee line or you can walk across from st pauls... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yet another free attraction in London this is worth a visit even if you dont "get" modern art. There are some famous exhibits here - Warhol's Marilyn's, some Picasso's for example, and others that are interesting - a village made out of couscous - to the downright weird! The new extension and viewing gallery is worth a visit - great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First visit since new section has been completed. Have been lots of times - every time overwhelmed by the exhibitions but also the building itself. Now the extension is complete that expertise even more satisfying. Not. Just the design of the building and he exhibitions, but the views from the top. Facilities are also impressive - Plenty of places to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Place is fairly easy to get to from London Bridge, amazing restaurants in and out of the place. Toilets on every floor and the days art was just amazing. We bought some gifts which was very reasonable

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Talloires, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hi everybody ! Today, I want to talk to you about the Tate Modern in London. I had the chance to visit it in a school trip on October the thirteen. If you like modern art this museum is for you ! It's a big museum, there are approximately eight floors back there, so if you want to see every... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have always loved Tate Modern but with the new extension it has opened up so much more space to explore; and what wonderful space it is. From the enigmatic vaults in the basement to the wonderful viewing gallery at the top it is a magnificent building. I loved the exhibitions (although Rebecca Horn's body extensions were odd!) and thought... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not our first Tate Modern visit so took the train up from Egham on a wet day (beats sitting in your room!). Easy transport with Uber this year in London and surrounding villages worked quite well (but avoid very crowded intersections - driver can't find you). Tate is almost overwhelming but focusing on one or two exhibits is the way... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Tate modern is well worth a visit. The remake from an old power station is amazing, and some of the displays awe inspiring.

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