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Tate Britain

#49 of 1,557 things to do in London
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Address: Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, England
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+44 20 7887 8888
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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The home of British art from 1500 to the present day.

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US$91.10*
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Any fan of European art from any time period will enjoy this museum, which includes not only British artists but artists who simply spent a lot of time in the UK. Dates range from... read more

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

Any fan of European art from any time period will enjoy this museum, which includes not only British artists but artists who simply spent a lot of time in the UK. Dates range from 1500s to present day. Small enough to be done thoroughly in a couple hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best to book but well worth the effort! A collection of his life's work including some famous pieces like The Bigger Splash. Towards the end some interesting works from his fairly recent spells in Yorkshire/Bridlington plus I-pad pictures. Our greatest living British artist for sure!?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't go if you haven't booked as the queues are endless. Take the audio guide and absorb yourself in the mans genius. If you have time go and see the Turner Collection.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Going to Tate Britain is worth the visit for the Turner Collection alone. Use the separate entrance on the right hand side as you face the main (stepped) entrance for easy access. Once upstairs you can also go through to the main galleries later, if you can tear yourself away from this exhibition of Britain's greatest artist. At the moment... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Tate Britain is just a short walk from Vauxhall station - over the bridge, turn right into Millbank, walk by the river, then cross at the lights. My (adult) son and I met there to go to the Hockney exhibition. Son had been unable to book tickets online but we took a chance that we'd be able to get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited to see the Hockney exhibition which was excellent. Had to wait for a couple of hours because of timed entry to exhibition, so explored the permanent collections. The highlight for me were the rooms containing Turner's work - absolutely stunning. Had a good (but pricey) lunch in the cafe. Will definitely return, too big to see everything in one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a wonderful collection of this mans art. His work is so diverse, his use of colour wonderful. Give yourself plenty of time to view. Also recommend the audio guide as this gives you small snippets of interviews from the artist and expert from Tate. A thoroughly absorbing exhibition.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visit, the exhibitions are stunning and the range of art to view is excellent, it can get rather busy and is very popular with tourists but it's well worth the time it takes to explore, once you've found art to your tastes then you can take time to appreciate or plan a second visit. Recommend getting a catalogue or spending... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing exhibition but very crowded. I booked our tickets months ago. I was expecting more space. But Hockney is wonderful. Do not miss this one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit. Loved the way the work was arranged chronologically. Could easily spend most of a day just wandering....and free!

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Pimlico
Time spent in Pimlico is a slower-paced affair than most other Central London neighbourhoods. This largely residential area orderly arranged beside the Thames, is a treasure trove of quaint pubs, subtle architectural charms and local boutiques. Here, art lovers thrill at the chance to visit the world class Tate Britain gallery for its collection of British art from the 1500s to the present. For peace and quiet and some downtime spent along the Thames, Pimlico is highly recommended.
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