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Tate Modern

#93 of 1,527 things to do in London
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Address: 53 Bankside, London SE1 9TG, England
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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International modern and contemporary art.

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The Radical Eye

Visited the Tate Modern to see the Radical Eye Exhibit, a collection of photographs from Sir Elton John's collection. The Tate Modern is special, in that it is a converted power... read more

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wakefield, RI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited the Tate Modern to see the Radical Eye Exhibit, a collection of photographs from Sir Elton John's collection. The Tate Modern is special, in that it is a converted power plant building. It is the perfect venue for showing some of the larger, modern art installations. There is a great observation deck allowing some wonderful views of the Thames... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Tate modern is different it allows art to be each persons interpretation. It can open the eyes of even the least enthusiastic visitor. Go on try it you might like it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting museum worth a visit. We went for the Rauschenberg exhibit and loved it. It was one of the largest collections of his works I've experienced. It was perfectly displayed and annotated.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hubby and I visited on a Sunday so admission was free but we did not allot enough time to really look at the place. We did get to see a bit. My hubby is very much into art so for him, it was a fantastic experience. If I lived in London, I would buy many household things from the gift... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Their collection of modern art was gigantic. Two interconnected buildings with around seven floors of different collections. Free entrance & great accessibility. The view from floor ten over the river Thames & the surrounding area was breathtaking.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum has a huge collection of modern and contemporary art from the world over. The collection includes paintings, sculptures, installations, videos, etc. You can be lost in here for a day. There is just lots to see.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had heard a lot about the Tate Modern, and couldn't wait to go, but compared to MoMA or Musée d'Orsay, the Tate Modern is a waste of time. This was unfortunately the one big (BIG) disappointment of an otherwise fabulous trip to London. Truly regretted all the time spent getting there and looking around, so much else in London... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tate Modern houses one of the most impressive collections of modern art in the world. Not only the collection itself but also the building is worth seeing. A former power station closed in 1981 has been wonderfully transformed into a museum and opened to visitors in 2000. The gallery consists of two buildings, that are joined together - The Boiler... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is vast. It is full of so much interesting stuff but you need to set aside a big chunk of time if you want to see lots of it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very disappointed with our experience here; we enjoyed parts of what we could figure out, but felt mostly too overwhelmed and disoriented by the poor communication of the space; and yet, conversely, constrained by the layout of the exhibitions. (if that doesn't make sense then you get a feeling for our visit!) The building is amazing, no doubt about that,... More 

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Southwark
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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