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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$91.36*
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Private Tour: Tate Britain and Tate Modern
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US$380.98*
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Private Tate Modern and Tate Britain Visit with Art Critic

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The members' Gallery Cafeteria

Terrific choice of salads, open sandwiches with very generous portions of cold ham, cheese, green salad. Also a fine selection of wine by bottle and glass. Cakes of all kinds... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Terrific choice of salads, open sandwiches with very generous portions of cold ham, cheese, green salad. Also a fine selection of wine by bottle and glass. Cakes of all kinds, croissants, all normal choices of teas,coffe etc. I you love the Tateand art galleries in general, membership of the Tate is well worth the right to lunch in such beatiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Today we went to the Tate Exhibition to see the David Hockney Exhibition and it was excellent Bright fantastic it makes me want to see it again

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there on a recent visit to London. We had no expectations, but we're most impressed. At £17:50 for seniors it may be on the high side of average, but it was well worth it, and the slightly discounted charge for the essential audio guides. The guide gave a lot of background and analysis of the paintings over Hockney's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I always want to go to this museum. Before I arrived I happened to see a show on TV of Elton John being interviewed about his photo collection and heard the dates that it would be at the Tate Modern. I was thrilled to be able to see it while I was visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked on line for a 1530 viewing. Had a nice stroll along the Embankment. The paintings were great as was the room by room layouts of his work. Had not realised how flaming talented the man is. From paintings to photo montages and iPad work. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 4 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 4 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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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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