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(44) 020-7887-8888 | www.tate.org.uk/britain
HOURS/TIMESDaily: 10:00am-6:00pm, last admission 5:00pm; First Fri. of each month: 6:00pm-10:00pm; Dec. 24-26: Closed
PRICEFree; fee for special exhibitions varies
POPULAR TIMESSummer; weekends
RESERVE IN ADVANCENo
WAIT TIME WITHOUT RESERVATIONNone
HIGHLIGHTSThe Lady of Shalott; Ophelia; Beata Beatrix
TUBEPimlico; Vauxhall; Westminster
Old London with a touch of contemporary. Situated on the north bank of the Thames, this was the first of the three museums–opened in 1897–within the Tate Gallery network. The museum spans Old Masters to contemporary works, with the central theme being British art from the finest Francis Bacons to contemporary star Chris Ofili and the not-to-be missed annual Turner Prize.
GO HERE WITH
Family; friends; other art lovers
WHY WE LIKE IT
This collection of British art spans the centuries from Pre-Raphaelite works to the winner of the annual Turner Prize (a contemporary art piece). The large Turner collection is also a big hit with us.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
We love the Tate network so much that we would love to hop from the Tate Britain to the Tate Modern; however, the Tate Modern is not exactly close. Also, this neighborhood lacks cafes and restaurants for us to rest our weary feet.
GOOD TO KNOW
The Tate Boat runs every 40 min. during gallery opening hours between Tate Britain and Tate Modern (Adult: GBP 5).
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