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Tate Modern

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Address: Bankside, London SE1 9TG, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7887 8888
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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International modern and contemporary art.

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The building itself sets the scene for whats inside. The art ranges from wonderful to the downright bizarre. Not much to hold the attention of our kids, but we managed to see... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today 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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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The building itself sets the scene for whats inside. The art ranges from wonderful to the downright bizarre. Not much to hold the attention of our kids, but we managed to see the exhibits we went for without too much fuss. And it's free. Always good in my book.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The range of exhibitions and their quality; the members rooms and the discounts make membership a must! Love Modern and Britain! Go to both in a day by Boris bike or boat!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful modern art museum! Modern art museums can be a bit of a gamble but this one is great. They have good art from many well known artists and plenty of great art from those you've never heard of. A must visit for all art lovers

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow - how fantastic to visit this special building. Went with daughter who is a uni student studying fashion. Really interested in the andy warhol pieces which didnt disappoint. Amazing building and experience which is all free with exception to the special exhibitions. Views from 10 floor 360degrees were just fantastic! Well worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing job from the curators, they elevate the visitors' experience to extraordinary levels! A must see for all visitors is the part that is devoted to the Guerilla girls and women artists. MUST SEE! Also, Don't miss the room on the Hispanic Civil War, amazing Picasso and Salvador Dali!

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Thank nanoumar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whether or not you love modern/contemporary art, you will appreciate the exhibits and the thought behind them here. This museum offers a wealth of pieces (for free!) that covers so many topics and eras.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have not been in years and the new addition is fantastic! Had a great day, exhibition simple extraordinary and inspirational, a must visit museum in London! Shop has so many inspirational gifts, make sure not to skip!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walking through the cavernous vault of the Turbine hall, reminiscent of scenes from the classic film Metropolis, I was seduced all over again by the stark magnificence of the space. With the eerie music, and sporadic light displays, this is a wonderful way of introducing visitors to Tate Modern's splendours. And splendours they certainly are. I'd come to visit the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous free museum! Beautiful and interesting art. Make sure to drop into the restaurant for lunch & maybe even a glass of wine while you take in the view.

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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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