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53 Bankside (South Bank)
(44) 020-7887-8888 | www.tate.org.uk/modern
HOURS/TIMESSun.-Thurs.: 10:00am-6:00pm; Fri.-Sat.: 10:00am-10:00pm; Dec. 24-26: Closed
PRICEFree; fees for special exhibits vary
POPULAR TIMESWeekends; summertime
RESERVE IN ADVANCEYes - only for special exhibits
WAIT TIME WITHOUT RESERVATIONNone
HIGHLIGHTSWorks by Dali, Duchamp, Matisse, Mondrian, Picasso, Rothko, and Warhol
ALLOW1 hour to all day
TUBESouthwark; London Bridge
Brilliant contemporary works of art housed in an equally impressive building. The cool industrial space was once the Bankside Power Station, so Tate has a huge, warehouse/factory-like feel with generous open areas.
GO HERE WITH
Yourself; friends; family
WHY WE LIKE IT
An amazing collection of contemporary art from the likes of Picasso, Giacometti, and Pollock. The museum overlooks the River Thames; take a walk across the river via the Millennium Bridge to St. Paul’s Cathedral.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
Nothing. The collection is world-renowned, and the space is fittingly cool, not surprising as Herzog & de Meuron (architects of Beijing’s Olympic stadium, the Bird’s Nest) designed the interior and exterior.
GOOD TO KNOW
Evenings tend to be less crowded than daytime, and the Tour and Dinner Package on Friday nights is a great deal (GBP 39) with dinner in Café 2 after a 90-min. private tour (see website for details). Free, 45-min. tours highlighting different collections are given daily; no booking is required. The Tate Boat runs every 40 minutes during opening hours between Tate Britain and Tate Modern (Adults: GBP 5). Film screenings shown at museum; check website for information.
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