The Tate Modern

Gallery in St Paul's
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Bankside, St Paul's, SE1 9TG
020 7887 8888
St Paul's
Nearest Station
Waterloo East
0.29 miles
Opening Times
Monday Open 10:00 - Closes 18:00
Tuesday Open 10:00 - Closes 18:00
Wednesday Open 10:00 - Closes 18:00
Thursday Open 10:00 - Closes 18:00
Friday Open 10:00 - Closes 18:00
Saturday Open 10:00 - Closes 18:00
Sunday Open 10:00 - Closes 18:00

Linked to St. Paul's Cathedral via the Millennium Bridge is the Tate Modern, Britain's national museum of Modern Art.
Housed in the former bankside power station and spread over seven floors, the Tate Modern houses works by some of the most influential and famous artists of the modern age including Picasso, Dali and Bacon. On the top floor is an extensive café offering a breathtaking view of London and the Thames.

The Tate regularly holds temporary exhibitions and events and offers something new with every visit. Previous exhibits have included Paul McCarthy's giant inflatable statues, the powerful Americana of Andy Warhol and the intense observations of Max Beckmann.

Entry to the Tate Modern is free, although donations are very welcome, and some exhibitions do have a separate entrance fee. Children and families are well catered for, with lots of activities designed with children in mind, and special workshops and exhibitions running in school holidays.

A Tate to Tate boat service runs from the Tate Britain, past the London Eye to the Tate Modern and is an excellent day trip for those seeking a cultural feast.

The Tate modern also offers some of the most unique tours ever conceived. There is a multimedia tour, whereby handsets interact with the exhibits and give insights into their origins and influences. The Tate Modern is an experience that is as difficult to do justice in words. It is brilliant and we really would highly recommend it to all visitors.

Sunday to Thursday: 10.00 – 18.00
Friday to Saturday: 10.00 – 22.00

The Tate Modern Picture Gallery

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Culture vultures: head to London's best museums and galleries picture

Culture vultures: head to London's best museums and galleries

Way better than an evening in front of TOWIE

The best thing about most of London’s museums/galleries is that they are usually free and the Tate Modern is the biggest and cheapest of all. Sure, if you’ve visited before then by all means pay for the exhibition but if not there is enough to see at Tate Modern to keep you busy for hours. There’s also the added bonus of the Turbine Hall and its installations along with a great shop selling anything from art books to stationery.

Our pick of London's more recent attractions picture

Our pick of London's more recent attractions

Newer, shinier stuff...

The world's most popular art gallery has got even bigger. Their new building is devoted to film, live performances and installations, with works by well-known names such as Picasso and Rothko alongside those by artists the Tate are credited with introducing to the public. It's 10 storeys up from ground level with a roof terrace, so there are incredible views.

User Reviews


Jul 22, 2004

It's face staring blankly across the Thames at St Pauls, it is hard not to be impressed by the buildings scale and utilitarian appearance. Inside, the turbine hall makes a spectacular venue for unique installations. Famous names in modern art mingle with more obscure ones that will probably stay that way... Whilst the art will undoubtedly divide opinions, the galleries importance and worth cannot be criticised. The Millennium bridge is good for a stroll too.

Jul 19, 2004

Very interesting place. It's worth going just to see how they've used the space in the old power station. I didn't "get" a lot of the art but still enjoyed it.