Tate Modern, London.

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Tate Modern is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the world. It houses the United Kingdom’s national collection of international modern and contemporary art, and forms part of the Tate group together with Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives.

The collections in Tate Modern consist of works of international modern and contemporary art dating from 1900 until today. These are the world’s most complete modern and contemporary collections, including artworks by major artists of the twentieth century, such as Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Salvador Dalí, Mark Rothko or Edvard Munch.

Tate Modern is one of the most visited galleries of modern and contemporary art in the world, surpassing New York’s MoMA and the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid.


The closest station is Blackfriars  (map) via its new south entrance. Other nearby stations include Southwark, as well as St Paul’s and Mansion House north of the river which can be reached via the Millennium Bridge.

The former Bankside Power Station was selected as the new gallery site in 1994. The following year, Swiss architects Herzog & De Meuron were appointed to convert the building into a gallery. That their proposal retained much of the original character of the building was a key factor in this decision.

The Turbine hall. The vast hall at the heart of Tate Modern is probably the best-known space in the gallery. 35 metres high and 152 metres long, you could comfortably teeter seven London buses on top of each other in there.

The Switch House is the new extension to Tate Modern, built on the site of the old switch house of the power station. Right at the top of the pyramid-shaped building is an open viewing terrace. Though no higher than the chimney, it has an unobstructed view down the river Thames and across London, from Canary Wharf to Wembley Stadium. Access is free, just use the dedicated lift from Level 1.


Public transport.

Guide to traveling to and getting around in Great Britain.

TRANSPORT FOR LONDON – is a government organisation responsible for all public transport. Their website contains maps plus an excellent journey planner. The Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world. (+ Connections map)

GETTING HERE (tate.org.uk)

Also сheck оut мore info: Getting around (visitlondon.com) • Transport (london.gov.uk) • Travel to and around England (visitengland.com)

BUS: National Express. By far the largest domestic coach operator and operates services throughout Great Britain. London’s coach hub is Victoria Coach Station (map), an Art Deco building opened in 1932.

TRAIN: National Rail network, with 70 per cent of rail journeys starting or ending in London. + Train – Planning trip.

AIRPORT: Heathrow Airport, in Hillingdon, was for many years the busiest airport in the world for international traffic. Gatwick Airport is second airport, also serving a large spectrum of places world-wide. ⇒ airportguides.co.uk – list of airports.

FERRY: River boat services on the Thames known as Thames Clippers, which offers both commuter and tourist boat services. + River Transport Services.

Bicycles may be taken on car ferries and on Eurotunnel shuttle trains. Eurostar allows folding bikes on all its trains, and offers a more restricted service for other bikes, but has quite strict and specific rules that are worth reading up on before you travel.

The Story of Cezanne | Tate.

In this film, we explore the life and work of a pivotal figure in modern art. From his early self-portraits, to his landscapes, Cezanne’s artwork gave painting a new lease of life. The history of painting was never to be the same again.

We look at Cezanne in the context of his time, exploring his life and the creative circle that surrounded him, as well as his groups of works that focus on particular themes, including his radical still lifes and studies of bathers. Cezanne’s work has always strongly resonated with other artists, and this legacy continues into the present day.

See The EY Exhibition: Cezanne at Tate Modern, 5 October 2022 – 12 March 2023

video source: Tate / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

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Ways to visit the UK. Visit for tourism, business or a short stay (up to 6 months), airport transit visas. + Visa & Entry (visitbritain.com)

Visit London.

Our article about the city of London. Information about the city’s attractions, culture, events, and activities. Public transport.


We can help you making your journey using the most up to date information from around the UK for all transport companies.

London Walks: A website where you can book walking tours in London, led by knowledgeable guides who can show you the city’s hidden gems.

Time Out London: A comprehensive guide to events, attractions, restaurants, and bars in London, as well as reviews and recommendations.

Culture Whisper: A website that covers the best cultural events in London, from art exhibitions to theater productions and concerts.

The London Pass: A website where you can buy a pass that gives you access to over 80 attractions in London, as well as discounts and special offers.

OpenTable: A website where you can book restaurants in London, read reviews, and find special offers.

NationalTrust.org.uk: The National Trust is a conservation organization that protects historic buildings, gardens, and natural landscapes in the UK. Their website provides information on the organization’s properties and events.

EnglishHeritage.org.uk: English Heritage is another conservation organization that protects historic buildings and sites in England. Their website provides information on the organization’s properties and events.

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: England, Wales and Northern Ireland has 46 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, covering 18% of the countryside, over a fifth of the English coast, and including 12,000 miles of footpaths and bridleways.