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Tate Modern

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Address: 53 Bankside, London SE1 9TG, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7887 8888
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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International modern and contemporary art.

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Elton John Radical Eye Exhibition

We were visiting London and I had heard about this exhibition so we planned to visit on the Sunday. I did not realise you needed to book tickets, but luckily I looked it up... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited the Tate Modern for years and recently went to the new building attached to the side/back. If you can make it to the tenth floor it's definitely recommended. There's some great 360 open air views on London, and it's free. It is a bit of a nightmare trying to get in the lift on a busy day... More 

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SouthLanarkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fabulous place with something for everyone.Free to enter. Galleries to browse,also special exhibitions(not free though) Plenty of light and space with many places for sitting or taking a break for coffee and a snack. Toilets and rest spaces on every floor, and several gift shops, both specialised and general. In a fabulous position on the riverbank with great views and... More 

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Perth Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even if you are not a great fan of modern art, this museum is housed in a converted power station and is amazing. We were there for nearly 2 hours and only saw about one third of one floor! You need several visits to even scratch the surface. It is well worth stopping to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always hosting a variety of modern arts exhibitions, it is the first place i think of when i want to escape, get lost in their wonderful bookshop and have a cup of coffee on the top floor with the best view in London. The place to think out of the box!

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norwich
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were visiting London and I had heard about this exhibition so we planned to visit on the Sunday. I did not realise you needed to book tickets, but luckily I looked it up Sunday morning on the Internet and was able to book tickets for the afternoon. It was busy but very interesting. We did find it difficult to... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I found the museum disappointing. The free exhibits were poor and old with little to stimulate one. The best thing about the venue was the viewing deck in the 10th floor.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved this gallery so much that I visited three times over two weeks. I love the layout and the art, there is a huge variety of works. It's really easy to get to, not far from blackfriars station. Though a lot of people visit it doesn't seem crowded at all, there is still loads of space to breath. Overall... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You have to be willing to learn. Yes, there are some familiar names (Rothko, Mondrian, Gwen John) but there are more challenging works including a 20 foot high lightning strike of black metal by Joseph Beuys with scattered debris around it. Another special exhibit was devoted to areas of the world in conflict. Very rewarding.

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Napa, California, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First, some disclaimers. We were first time visitors to the museum and London. The weather that visit was quite rainy. That out of the way, Our experience was a mixed bag inside the museum. We had read and heard many great things about this new museum and we're really excited about going there. Indeed, we scheduled the visit for our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We knew what we wanted to see, and that might be good for you as well - to check out the temporary exhibitions before visiting Tate. But even the classics are worth visiting and the stores inside worth strolling around and discovering little things you don't need, but always wanted to have.

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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 neighbourhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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